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Captioning Tipsheet

This PDF version Captioning Tipsheet from PEPNet offers an overview of all different types of captioning. A section on how to make video materials available for classroom use is included, with a discussion and facts about procedures and funding.

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Posted by: Judy Gum on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.

Captioning is important for many users. This guide explains the variety of captioning formats that are available, provides information about the need for captioned materials, and identifies options for promoting access to video programming for deaf learners.

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