Though most students using closed captions and transcripts on video and multimedia say they are a valuable learning tool, the resources are not regularly available to students who might need or want them, according to a national study from Oregon State University.

Surveyed students said nearly all of their courses contain some video content both online and in face-to-face environments.

But when asked about availability, 30 percent of respondents said closed captions were available for "all," "most," or "many" videos, and 27 percent said closed captions were available for "just a few" or for "none" of the videos in their courses....

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