Captions for the Deaf
Closed caption services for the deaf and hard of hearing are incredibly important in making video content accessible not only to the deaf but indeed, anyone placed in a situation where hearing ability or audio quality is compromised. We provide professional, high quality, accurate closed captions for the deaf, working with videos across a wide range of media and industry specialisms.
Subtitles vs Closed Captions
The terms ‘subtitles’ and ‘closed captioning’ are often used in conjunction with each other, but the difference between subtitles and closed captions can be quite significant for the deaf community. In summary, subtitles only cover any dialogue spoken in your video. They exist to give a viewer accessibility to dialogue.
Closed captions have a wider reach than subtitles, covering not only dialogue within video content but also any relevant noises or sound effects that a deaf audience may be otherwise unaware of. Some examples of this may be ‘[loud explosion], [whispers]’, etc. Closed captions are used not only to give deaf audiences access to dialogue but to contribute to an overall superior viewing experience and understanding of the context of events in a video.
Closed captions include:
- Description of sound effects
- Colour contrast of onscreen text
- Identification of speakers
- Intelligent verbatim style for good readability
- Music indicated by the ‘#’ symbol
- Off-screen speakers to be included
- Tone of voice conveyed through punctuation
- Speech style described through the use of closed brackets
Social Media, Vimeo and YouTube Subtitles
We provide subtitle writing services for social media content, website content or Vimeo and YouTube videos. We specialise in working with links, downloading files online directly from their source, which helps clients to save time uploading videos manually.
Online content which includes subtitles or closed captions not only makes information incorporated in video media more accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing but it also helps to boost SEO and Google rankings for websites, giving companies and individuals a wider reach across target audiences.
We provide subtitles and closed caption services for a range of different videos. These include:
- Film closed captions
- Documentary closed captions
- Ad closed captions
- Music closed captions
- Independent film closed captions
- Programme closed captions
- Presentation closed captions
- ELearning closed captions
Here at Capital Captions, we value our work with the deaf community and even have a sister site, MyLittleEars.com which provides hearing retainers and accessories for children with hearing loss.
Our video closed caption services for the deaf start from as little as £3.00 per video minute for large projects. For more information or a quote, contact us using our contact form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org