What are closed captions?
Captions that cannot be viewed unless activated by the user are called closed captions. In most of the countries, there is no clear difference between subtitles and captions. In the USA and Canada, the two terms have different meanings. In the case of subtitles, the audience is expected to be able to hear but may not be able to understand the language or the accent. Closed caption is aimed for people with hearing disabilities. Sounds like the banging of doors, whistling of the wind, lyrics of the music playing in the background are also shown along with the dialogues.
Closed caption is aimed for people with hearing disabilities.
Why is closed caption important?
Closed captions were initially developed for people with hearing disabilities. It is also very useful for people trying to learn a new language. The majority of the users who use closed captions have no hearing disabilities.