Captions in schools for Hearing Awareness Week

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Monday, 20 August 2012 16:10pm

This Hearing Awareness Week, Media Access Australia’s education campaign, CAP THAT! is asking teachers to increase inclusion for Deaf and hearing impaired students by becoming Captions Champions.

Captions are essential for students who are Deaf or hearing impaired and have literacy benefits for all students. Our 2012 CAP THAT! campaign is providing free, practical tools to help teachers use captions in their classrooms. The idea is simple – turn on captions whenever you press play on a DVD, TV show or online video.

Captions Champions receive an information pack with:

  • Information on captions and their benefits
  • Ideas for using captions in class
  • Flyers for colleagues
  • Stickers
  • A poster
  • A Captions Champion badge

CAP THAT! has so far recruited over 300 Captions Champions from primary and secondary schools around Australia. Educators can also download free resources, including lesson plans that incorporate captions for learning and literacy.

The campaign is proudly sponsored by Australian Communication Exchange.

Stay up-to-date with the campaign by following CAP THAT! on Twitter (@cap_that) or signing up to the newsletter.

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