Educational Video Without Subtitles or Captions Fails To Provide Equal Access for all Children
We live in a time where now more than 94% of teachers use video as an important educational video resource in the classroom.
As a result a host of services now attempt to provide online educational video to satisfy that growing demand. However with the exception of only two companies, they all conveniently ignore the fact that providing educational video without the essential availability of subtitles or captions, fails to provide equal access for all children. And it’s all because of cost …it simply costs too much.
The power of Visual Learning is beyond doubt, but the use of captions and subtitles on Educational Video is regarded as essential for:
- The Deaf and hearing impaired students.
- Improving comprehension for struggling readers.
- Improving literacy for children with learning disabilities and Special Needs.
- Enabling all children to improve Reading and Literacy skills.
- When combined with the audio visual nature of video they provides for the widest range of Learning styles.
- Providing language benefits for students learning English as a Second Language
They are so important that the company Zane Education recognises the use of subtitles and captions on educational video as The Missing Piece.
Even the law now recognises and demands the use of subtitles and captions on video.