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Captions supporting students with autism

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Captions are acknowledged as being beneficial for a range of students with diverse learning needs, including Deaf and hearing impaired, English as a Second Language and now a new initiative from Ai-Media in the UK shows how captions support students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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Accessible DVD releases for November 2012

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There have been 21 movies released on DVD in the last two months with closed captions and audio description. Of the 69 titles we researched, 53 were captioned (or 77 per cent) and 21 described (or 30 per cent).

Distributors 20th Century Fox, Eagle, Paramount, Pinnacle, Rialto and Sony Universal all had titles released internationally with either captions or subtitles that were not released in Region 4, a market which includes Australia, New Zealand, South America and Oceania.

The titles with both audio description and captions are:


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