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Captioned Media

Captioning displays a video’s auditory information on the screen as text thereby ensuring that students who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access to the video’s content. Captions also facilitate media comprehension for students whose first language is not English.

Finding Captioned Titles in York University Libraries Media Collections

The Sound and Moving Image Collection is a multidisciplinary collection available to the York University community for educational and personal use.

The library makes every effort to acquire videos that are closed captioned. These titles can be found in Omni by doing a keyword search that combines the phrase  “close caption*” with a topic. On the results page, select Videos under Format.

YUL’s Streaming Video collections include many close captioned titles. Collections from Alexander Street Press and Films Media Group also display a synchronous transcript with each title that can be printed. Films Media Group provides a print transcript icon with each title. To print Alexander Street Press transcripts, copy and paste the text into a Word document.

Information about reserving DVDs for classroom use can be found at Book a Film or Video