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Chapter 20. Accessibility > Adding Captions

Adding Captions

Director allows you to provide text captioning for hearing-impaired users. Although this feature was most likely added to meet Section 508 guidelines, its implementation in Director is of extremely limited use.

Director’s text captioning works only with sprites for which text-to-speech has been implemented. When the user selects a sprite—either with the mouse or from the keyboard—and the accompanying text is spoken, the text also appears in a caption box on the Stage, where hearing-impaired users can read it. Since the purpose of text-to-speech is to describe visual sprites to visually impaired users, it’s hard to imagine why hearing-impaired users would need to read the descriptions (since they can presumably see the sprites that are being described).


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