Closed Captions (CC)
Closed captioning is a the process of displaying text on a visual display (TV, monitor, etc.) to provide additional or interpretive information. Typically the text is a transcription of the audio portion of a program as it occurs, sometimes including descriptions of non-speech elements.
The term "closed" (versus "open") indicates that the captions are not visible until activated by the viewer using a menu or remote. Captions are stored in a special captions file which also includes a time-code for syncing the captions with the video.
Many video players will play a captions file with your video.
If a video has open captions, the captions are permanently displayed on the video and cannot be turned off.
Option 1: Captioning services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students is provided by the Center for Disability and Access (CDA).
If you have a student enrolled in your course who is approved for captioning services you will be notified by CDA.
Option 2: If a captioning request accompanies a video production project undertaken by Teaching & Learning Technologies, send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more detailed information on Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions, visit the WebAIM website (Web Accessibility in Mind).