Open Captioning Methods
Jun 26, 2019
Good day to everyone,
I create software simulations in the healthcare industry, and all too often, we are told that our users either do not have sound cards, or they do not have speakers, and as such, open captions are required for each eLearning. Our current template leaves a space on the bottom of the screen for us to place the open captions in a text block, so that there is a consistent place that the entire narration will be presented. As the narrator speaks the lines, they are presented at the bottom of the screen.
Recently, I was challenged to find a different, better way to provide open captioning. However, other than finding 17000 sites defining what open captions are, I cannot find any opposing viewpoints as to the location, or any ways that differ from the method I described above. So let me ask you:
If you use open captions, what methods do you use? Do they move around the screen? Are they in one static location? Do you use a text pane, or do you use caption bubbles?
I would love to hear everyone's thoughts! Thank you in advance.