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Closed Captioning (CC) Symbol

Captioning television programs allows the soundtrack of a television broadcast to be displayed as text on the screen to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers. There are two types of captioning: closed and open. ‘Closed’ captioning is hidden from the normal TV picture and requires a Teletext decoder to view. ‘Open’ captions are not hidden from the normal picture, and cannot be turned off. They appear on videos and television pictures for items such as a translation of a foreign language film.