Coping with hearing loss in a hearing world

Soundz Off Directory

Captions and Subtitles

At Soundz Off we believe subtitles play an essential role in helping those with hearing loss to fully participate in activities which hearing people take for granted, such as attending the cinema, going to a play or watching music live or online.  At the moment, many TV channels fail to provide subtitles while others fail to provide subtitles for content available via On-Demand services.  We believe this is wrong and encourage those with hearing loss to write to these providers asking for subtitles to be made standard (you can find out more about this in our Campaigns & Petitions section).

There is a huge amount of information already out there to help you and we are constantly updating our list to bring you links to the latest information, equipment and news about all things hard of hearing (HoH). We hope you find the Directory useful and if you have any useful links that you'd like us to add, please contact us.

Name of organisation (Click to open in new window) Overview
121 Captions Communication support for hard of hearing, deafened and deaf people at home and at work
Ai-Live Live speech converted by stenographers from speech to text then captioned and streamed to any wifi device
ATVOD (Authority for Television on Demand) Complaints to independent co-regulator for the editorial content including (captions/subtitles) of UK video on-demand services
Deaf Council Trialling a new method of reporting problems with live subtitles via Twitter Online resource providing information on subtitled DVDs and encouraging studios to release more subtitled DVDs Free subtitled films and TV series World's largest database of downloadable movie subtitles
Subtitling on UK TV OFCOM report on subtitling on TV programmes in the UK
TVaccess Action on Hearing Loss survey of viewing preferences for subtitling
Youtube How to turn on subtitles/captions
Youtube captions How to create subtitles/captions on Youtube clips