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I have a friend that just asked me about curriculum with closed captioning for hearing impaired. I told her I had no idea but knew where we could ask. Do any of you know of any curriculum with closed captioning? I am thinking she is meaning an online boxed type curriculum. Thanks

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Coursera has captions, but they aren't very reliable. I wouldn't know about anything else. We mostly work from books!

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I don't understand the question.  Most boxed curriculum utilize written materials.  Does she mean an online or virtual school?  Or does she mean videos that you might use to supplement?  Many videos do have closed captions.  So does Netflix.  And as Rosie mentioned, Coursera. 

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Mystery science does not have captions. We don't use too many videos but we do use closed captioning when possible as my son is deaf. A good resource for your friend for supplemental videos could be the Described and Captioned Media Program. Their website is dcmp.org and it is totally free.

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Thanks for the info. I will pass it on........She is also wondering if the online monarch course by AOP has closed captioning.

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Hello, I'm deaf myself; and no, there aren't any boxed or online curriculum packages that include closed-captioning.  I have looked for one for years.  But the only way to know for sure is to contact the curriculum providers and ask them directly.  

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Captioning isn't cheap to do and isn't going to be financially worthwhile for small providers like homeschooling curric producers, unfortunately.

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I can "caption" (transcribe in real time) special events, lectures, even field trips, etc. in some situations if your friend has anything like that in mind.  The user reads on a tablet or laptop while I'm typing what's being said.  It's what I do for work. I mostly work for high schools and colleges and I've been doing it for more than seven years. Users just need a mobile device, Skype, a WiFi connection and a mic for the speaker is nice, too, although not always necessary.

 

I don't do captioning for videos though because, as Rosie said, it'd cost the user too much.  It takes me four times the length of a video to transcribe it word for word and then another while to put the captions on the video correctly  That'd be a *minimum* of $160-$200 for a one-hour video. 

 

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