Consumer Info Overview

ban4Captioning helps a wide variety of viewers in need of expanded accessibility, especially the deaf and hard of hearing community, those new to learning the English language, and viewers looking to improve their literacy skills. Browse our Consumer Info pages to learn more about the benefits of captioning.

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

Did you know that approximately 36 million American adults report some amount of hearing loss1 and 2 to 3 of every 1,000 American children are born hard of hearing2? This means … Read More

English as a Second Language

Did you know that approximately 10% of American pre-K through 12th grade students are English as a Second Language (ESL) learners1 and that ESL students are the fastest growing American pop … Read More

Literacy Improvement

Did you know that approximately 44 million American adults need significant improvement with their literacy skills1 and that 1 in 5 public schoolchildren have trouble reading2? … Read More

City of Portland Closed Captioning Ordinance

The City of Portland passed ordinance PCC 23.01.075 on November 18th, 2015, which went into effect on December 18, 2015 … Read More