CAP THAT! is a national campaign asking Australian educators to simply turn on captions on videos shown in class to boost learning and literacy for all students.
Who needs captions?
One in three students in Australia can benefit from captions1 [Cap that! statistics].
- Approximately 12,000 Deaf or hearing impaired2 [Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children]
- More than 600,000 English as Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D)
- Over 800,000 other diagnose learning needs, e.g. dyslexia, ADHD3 [Everyday with ADHD], autism spectrum4 [Mindful research]
Benefits of captions
- Learn words and phrases more effectively
- Improve listening, comprehension, vocabulary, word recognition
- Helps learn colloquial language
- Alternative way to understand and reinforce information
- Back up for auditory processing difficulties
- Improves focus and engagement
- Source captioned content
- Caption student-produced media
- Support caption use across the school
- Supply caption-enabled equipment
- Avoid poor quality captions
- Make sure everyone can see the screen properly
CAP THAT! infographics [PDF, 591kb]