CEC Division of Communicative Disabilities and Deafness
What you need to know about Closed Captioning
It Benefits All Students by:
- Increasing print exposure
- Increasing foundational reading skills:
- Reading speed and fluency
- Word knowledge
- Vocabulary acquisition
- Word recognition
- Reading comprehension
- Oral reading rates
Students have access to:
- Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
- Allows students to read and lessen the strain to hear the material
- Interactive learning experiences
- Participation in post discussions (due to access to the content)
- Increased self-regulation
Resources to learn more:
Creating your own Captions:
- Title II Frequently Asked Questions on Effective Communications for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools. US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. November 2014.
- Captioning Media
- Reading Rockets. Captioning to Support Literacy. Alise Brann, PowerUp WHAT WORKS. 20111
- CAST (2011). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.0. Wakefield, MA: Author.
- YouTube. Add Subtitles and Captions.
- Amara. Amara Makes Video Globally Accessible.
- National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. AEM. CAST
- National Research Study: Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions & Transcripts. Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit under research director Dr. Katie Linder.
Search for videos with captions
Videos with captions available will have a “CC” icon underneath the video summary in search results. If you’d like search results to only show videos with captions available, enable this search filter:
- Enter your keywords in the YouTube search bar
- Click the Filters button
- Click CC (closed caption)
Minnesota Department of Education
- Quick Fact Sheets for students who are D/HH
- Social Skills Worksheets – 7/11/17
Sample worksheets to assist with determining needs or identifying concerns.
- Social Skills Checklist – 7/10/17
This checklist is a guide for all teachers of the D/HH and their districts to use with D/HH Children Birth-21. This checklist is a guide/tool for the Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
- Resources for Assessment of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing – 8/15/16
This manual provides information and guidance for conducting assessments and monitoring student progress.
- Minnesota Transition Guide for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – 9/9/13
Resources for schools and other agencies involved in the lives of transition-aged students in Minnesota who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Compensatory Skills Checklist – 10/31/11
Use this model form for assessing hard-of-hearing students’ compensatory skills.
Minnesota compensatory skills
Opportunities for Social Interaction and Friendship
- Deaf day at the U
- Deaf day at the Minnesota Zoo
- Region Fall Field Trip
- Regional Spring Trip
Expanded Core Curriculum for D/HH
Language and Communication Focused IEPs for Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:
- MN Resource Libraries
MN Resource Libraries is a statewide library providing information and resources to help families and educators meet the educational needs of Minnesota children and youth who have a hearing and or vision loss.
- MN Resource Libraries Online Catalog
Cochlear Implants – YouTube
In this video, I discuss cochlear implants. More free lessons at:https://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=jhjoGx6eGXs
SmartLink+ – Hearing Aid FM System For Adults & Teens – YouTube
SmartLink+ by Phonak – https://www.phonak.com/com/b2c/en/products/fm/transmitters/smartlink_plus/overview.html
- Relationship of Hearing Loss to Listening and Learning Needs
Tips when working with students who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing
- Check for understanding
- Self Advocacy and Accommodations Supporting Access