How to add subtitles to videos for social media, Google Drive, or a film you’re watching on your computer.

Why subtitles are important for equal access

Without subtitles deaf pupils will not have equal access. Subtitles or a transcript need to be provided as a reasonable adjustment.

If music and song is part of the understanding of the story, you need:

  • a transcript of the words 
  • to go through the song words as a class session, to talk about how they relate to the film

This pieces together areas of the film which aren’t fully accessed by a deaf student. 

Add subtitles to videos

The National Deaf Children’s Society has: 

You can find instructions on how to:

Contact the Sensory Support Service for further support.

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Sensory Support Service
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Phone: 0117 903 8442
Text: 07810 506 669
Email: sensorysupportservice@bristol.gov.uk