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Providing closed captions to my instructor created videos, is the “right thing to do”. While it is also part of our compliance with SeCctions 504 and 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is most compellingly what our students want. Why? They say they want to be able to turn the sound off the video but still get coursework done after their children have been put to bed, because English is not a native tongue, because they are riding public transportation, and because their significant other is watching television. 80% of television watchers use closed captions for reasons other than hearing loss.
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Holt, Karyn, "Using Captioning in my Course Videos" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 99.