Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions and Transcripts

October, 2016

A national research study shows 98.6% of students find captions helpful. 

Oregon State University’s eCampus Research Unit conducted a comprehensive national research study on student usage and perceptions of closed captions and transcripts in higher education. The study, encompassing 2,124 participants from 15 public and private colleges and universities, aimed to unravel the motivations and impacts of using these accessibility features. 

In a video-saturated academic landscape, almost 100% of surveyed courses, whether online or face-to-face, incorporated video content. The findings revealed that 98.6% of students deemed captions helpful, emphasizing their significance beyond aiding those with hearing impairments. The 52-page report delves into intricate details, presenting insights on various student subgroups.