Panopto’s accessibility features help students to easily navigate and read the Panopto web interface.We have listed some accessibility features of Panopto to improve your understanding.
Captioning can actually improve the effectiveness of video in addition to making video content more accessible to viewers with impaired hearing.
Captions improve comprehension by native and foreign-language speakers. An Ofcom study showed 80% of people who use video captions don’t even have a hearing disability.
Captions help compensate for poor audio quality or background noise within a video.Captions make video useful when a person is watching with the sound off or viewing in a noisy environment that obscures the sound.
Captions provide viewers with one way to search inside of videos.
There are a few differences between open captioning and closed captioning in videos. Most notably, open captions are always on and in view, whereas closed captions can be turned off by the viewer. Open captions are part of the video itself, and closed captions are delivered by the video player or television (via a decoder). And unlike closed captions, open captions may lose quality when a video is encoded and compressed.
Captions show the words spoken in a video in the same language, while subtitles show the translation of words spoken in a different language. The words are shown on the screen in a foreign film in another language, for example, are considered subtitles.