By giving a visual alternative to auditory text, teachers can support the perceptual needs of diverse learners.

Example:

Enabling closed captioning in videos allows students with low hearing, as well as those with auditory processing delays to access content. Doing so will also likely support the comprehension of these students and others who may not specifically need captioning as a support.

Further Reading:

Google Chrome Store – Free Caption Plugin

Inbox.com – How do I enable subtitles in YouTube?

NetFlix.com – How do I adjust subtitles, captions, and alternate audio?

ReadingRockets.org – Captioning to Support Literacy


Written by Louis Olander
Reviewed by Kristen L. Hodnett

 

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