A woman speaking with the closed caption, "one day looking for hatred to tumble by the wayside."

Closed Captioning

As part of our mission to provide services to make digital media accessible to the sensory impaired, Word Wizards, Inc. specializes in captioning for film, television, and web content. Closed captions convey the dialog in the video visually and are synchronized to the video, satisfying compliance with Section 508 of the National Rehabilitation Act. Closed captioning allows individuals with auditory disabilities to follow the action and read the spoken material in videos. We provide cost-effective closed captioning services to a wide base of public and private sector clients.

Subtitling and Translation

Word Wizards can also provide “open” captions and subtitling for film and video. We utilize our expert translators to deliver foreign language subtitles, open captions, and transcripts in any language. Although subtitles for foreign language content are not specifically required by Section 508 regulations, it it a way to ensure that all verbal content in your video productions can be understood by all of your potential audience.

Accessibility and Compliance—Video Content

Section 508 of The National Rehabilitation Act requires closed captions be included in videos released by federal agencies and beneficiaries. Providing closed captioning with your digitally distributed video ensures that your media maintains compliance with Section 508 regulations. Furthermore, adding closed captions to your video allows a broader audience to have access to your digital video content.

Captioning Formats Include

  • QuickTime (.mov)
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv / .smi)
  • Flash Video (.flv / .swf)
  • XML Format For Adobe Encore and Flash
  • DVD formats (.scc / .stl)

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Contact Us. If you would like more information about Section 508 accessibility and our other professional solutions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, use our online contact form or call our office at 301-986-0808.