Open Captions & Audio Description
What is captioning?
Captioning is the text version of speech and other sound and is displayed on the bottom of the Cinema Screen. It is used to show which character is speaking or where the sound is coming from. Colouring may also be used to distinguish between sounds. Captions are particularly useful for people who are Deaf or hearing impaired.
What is audio description?
Audio description is the auditory narration of visual representations in films and live performances. During gaps in dialogue, it describes visual elements such as scenes, settings, actions and costumes. It is particularly beneficial to people who are blind and vision impaired and people with print, learning and physical disabilities.