People attend exhibitions and events to be entertained, to have fun, to be educated or to socialise with friends and families. Quite often this could include watching messages, images or spoken dialogue in videos on display screens.

But when open captions are not provided on the screens that transcribe the spoken words and important sounds, some people may be disadvantaged and not treated equally. These people might then have a less than enjoyable experience if they can’t experience the same things as other visitors.

Open captions make it easier for people with hearing loss or members of the Deaf community, to follow these messages. It also helps people who might have trouble hearing due to background noise.

Any videos shown in a public space need open captions.

So what are you waiting for?  Press Play on Accessibility

Contact Universal Captions for more information.

Universal Captions example - Vintage cars