Nearly 50 Million Americans Experience Hearing Loss
Captioning to Support Literacy
Captions can provide struggling readers with additional print exposure, improving foundational reading skills.

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Throughout the 10 years we have been working with them, CommPro Inc. has always provided prompt, reliable, and professional service, even when we submit a last-minute request.  College students with hearing impairments must be competitive with their hearing classmates.  CommPro’s services continue to help UA students with hearing impairments to participate and compete real-time in classroom activities – something printed notes alone just can’t do.

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Comparison of Captioning vs. Non-Captioning for ESL Students

By watching closed-captioned television, students learning English as a Second Language (ESL) consistently score higher on written tests than students in any other treatment groups.

Note: Tests were given on three separate units. A total of 27 were possible for each test.

Means are adjusted for pretest vocabulary and prior knowledge.

Source: National Captioning Institute, Inc.

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Average of mean scores from Sentence Anomaly Test

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Data from Yoshino, Kano, and Akahori (2000).

Captions Benefit Hearing Children
Learning to Read

Results from nearly 150 Japanese junior college and university students learning English as a second language (Yoshino, Kano, & Akahori, 2000). The students watched three types of videos: videos with English audio but without any captions, videos with English audio and Japanese captions, videos with English audio and English captions. In a fourth condition, the students listened to only the English audio.

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