SDH subtitles (subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing) are subtitles which are specifically produced for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Identifying background noises – such a dog barking or a song on the radio – SDH subtitles incorporate additional measures to ensure that the deaf and hard of hearing community are able to access video content.
Subtitles in amazing technicolour
Another unique property of SDH subtitles is their use of colour attribution for different people/actors in video content. This allows deaf viewers to recognise which actor is saying which line(s).
The benefits of SDH Subtitles
As digital video content becomes an all encompassing genre, from over the top providers such as Netflix to social media videos, the benefits of subtitles have also evolved:
- SDH subtitles enable viewers that have attention deficits to focus on video content
- Deaf and hard of hearing viewers can access video content
- For BlueRay publishers, SDH subtitles are the captions of choice
- Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing improve the viewing experience in sound-sensitive environments