Closed Captioning: Making video content accessible to all learners

At Echo360, equity is of utmost importance to us. We believe that high-quality educational content should be available to everyone, regardless of their capabilities. Making education accessible is part of our mission. And to make sure everyone has equal access, EchoVideo partners with multiple closed captioning services. With EchoVideo, educators are empowered to provide their learners with transcripts and searchable video content.

If you’re not one of the more than 80% of viewers who have used closed captions while watching TV, you’re missing out. Closed captioning has come a long way since the laggy word soup of the past. Today’s captions are clear, accurate, and enhance the viewing experience in a whole new way — particularly among learners.

According to a study from the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit, more than 50% of students use captions at least sometimes, and the majority of respondents say that they find it very helpful. So how do you add closed captioning to a video? Simple: Harness the combined powers of your preferred closed captioning provider and Automatic Speech Recognition through EchoVideo.

 

Closed captions give learners an edge

One part of what makes captioning so useful is the flexibility it provides. Not only does it make lessons accessible to the Deaf or hard-of-hearing, but it also allows all learners to take part in a lesson without a required audio component. This means that students can take part in lessons anywhere, whether the baby’s sleeping right next to them or they’re riding a crowded subway without headphones.

Accessibility

Using a video caption generator powered by AI increases clarity for both Deaf and hearing students. Captioning simply makes content easier to understand. For example, if a video was captured in an environment with a lot of background noise, captions can minimize distractions like background noise. Closed captions also help learners keep up with the concepts being presented, aiding in focus and the retention of information.

Accuracy

Accuracy is the factor by which all video caption generators are judged. Precision in captioning provides learners with a visual of proper names, locations, vocabulary words, and foreign language phrases, even when spoken with an accent.

Using Automatic Speech Recognition, EchoVideo is able to flawlessly transcribe spoken word content in any language. This can help students learn language skills or expand interculturality, widening the world one word at a time.

Efficient and effective

Did you know that closed captioning also helps to save you and your students time? With EchoVideo’s Automatic Speech Recognition, lectures can be turned into searchable transcripts, helping learners find specific concepts they’re looking for without having to sit through an entire lesson.

Finally, captioning improves the duration and quality of concentration as well. It’s easy to see why too — when learners can keep up through the written words, there’s no need to spend time trying to puzzle out what the professor said.

Is it easy to use a video caption generator?

With our high-quality video caption generator, there’s no need to know how to add captions to videos yourself — a simple click starts the transcription process right away. EchoVideo’s closed captioning integrations get your video captioned quickly and accurately, allowing you to provide your students with the very best closed captions.

Build engagement and maximize retention with closed captioning

If you want to attain maximum engagement with all of your students, try captioning your video lessons. Best, there’s no need to learn how to add closed captioning to your content. Echo360’s integrations with popular closed captioning services and EchoVideo’s Automatic Speech Recognition capabilities make it simple to not only caption your video but transcribe and index it too.

Building equity in education starts with us. Maximize your students’ chance for success with EchoVideo’s closed captioning abilities.

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