NBC Learn captions educational videos to include all learners

Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:02pm

NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC News in the US, has announced that it will provide closed captioning on educational videos available on NBCLearn.com, an online resource for teachers and students in the US.

NBC Learn offers video resources from NBC news (the news branch of American television network NBC), documentaries and other teaching aids for use in the classroom.

Captions have proven literacy benefits for all students. They are essential for Deaf and hearing impaired students and can boost comprehension for ESL students, struggling readers and children with a learning disability.

"Making the valuable content in the NBC Learn archives as accessible as possible is very important to NBC News, not just to meet compliance requirements, but also to make this content accessible to the broadest possible audience," said Michael Levin, Director, Sales Operations for NBC Learn.

The videos will be captioned by Automatic Sync Technologies for viewing in the US only.

Read the press release on PR Newswire.

For a list of captioning providers in Australia for online videos, DVDs and TV, view our captioning and audio description suppliers page.

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