Have you ever watched a film with subtitles? Closed captions help many viewers to follow a storyline and understand dialogue. Subtitles are used for watching a film in a foreign language, for the hard of hearing, to watch a movie quietly so as not to disturb others and in public spaces where TV is transmitted without sound.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) emerged about ten years ago as a barrier-free approach to teaching and learning. Educators who have included it in their practice have shared that it has revolutionized their teaching practice. Here are some ways to introduce UDL into a classroom, from Text Help (www.texthelp.com).