A new partnership will expand the availability of closed captioning (CC) and audio description (AD) in multimedia educational content--giving students who are hearing or visually impaired, are English language learners, or have other challenges greater access to digital learning opportunities.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has awarded two 5-year grants to CaptionMax for a collaboration with Discovery Education, intended to increase the accessibility of educational media used in K-12 classrooms.

Digital content that includes CC uses an on-screen transcription of the audio portion of a program. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students, as well as students with learning disabilities and those learning English,...

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