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How to Watch the Choir with Closed Captioning

This could be a game-changer! Did you know Music and the Spoken Word is available with closed captioning? While watching and listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square is an amazing experience alone, closed captioning can enhance it in different ways.

How can closed captioning help me?

While the technology of closed captioning started in the 1970s, it has become more widely available on most televisions over the years and is no longer a novelty.

For the hearing impaired it is the best way to enjoy a musical portion of a program. For those who are hard of hearing or those who just want to understand the lyrics or messages better, the subtitles are an amazing way to complement the experience.

If you need to have the volume down while multitasking, closed captioning can provide all of the visual information needed to make up for the lack of volume. For patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or sound-sensitive or noisy environments such as libraries, it is the ideal solution when portions of the program cannot be heard. 

Other uses for closed captioning 

A 2006 study revealed that of the 7.5 million people who use closed captions in the U.K., only 1.5 million were deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Closed captions help with comprehension of dialogue that is spoken quickly or inaudibly, or when there is excessive background noise. In an age of unscripted television, it can be harder to understand the dialogue.
  • Closed captions can help provide a better experience for people with learning disabilities or autism by helping them maintain concentration.
  • Viewers whose second language is English benefit from using subtitles.

How to access closed captioning

Press the Menu button on your TV remote (most remotes have this).

Once you have accessed the menu, press “Setup.”

You should see a CC or Closed Captioning option. Select “Enable” or “Yes,” and then press OK.

Remote controls and menus vary, but most should work similarly to this. Here are links to instructions on how to set up closed captioning for different providers:

Xfinity

DIRECTV

AT&T

If you have any trouble activating subtitles, you can check your television manual, call your television provider, or search online for instructions. 

The spoken word segment of our broadcast is currently available in closed captioning on YouTube by clicking the CC button at the bottom of the video.

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