Auditory Disabilities

Videos have two components, images and sound. For students with hearing impairments, you will need to ensure that all audio components are "captured" and presented to students. This is most often in the form of closed captioning. The bonus is that captions are part of universal design and are beneficial to every type of learner.

Step 1

This video explains the essentials for producing content that is accessible to students with hearing impairments, and it also explains how captions can be beneficial to students without hearing impairments.

Step 2: Test Your Knowledge

In addition to watching the video, please look through the Additional Resources. Then you will be ready for the following assessments.

  • Tools:
    • Auditory Disabilities Quiz (Login Required)
    • Auditory Disabilities Assignment (Login Required)

  • Warpwire videos can actually be searched. For example, if you wanted to search a video for the moment the speaker says the word, 'Malaysia', you just click the search icon type 'Malaysia'. This is possible due to the presence of captions.