Dispelling the myth of caption size

Had you asked me before this morning about the possibility of putting captions on video designed for an iPod, I’d have thought that the screen would be too small to make it really worth while. However, Joe Clark has posted a very clear description of how it’s entirely possible – mainly because an iPod screen is actually quite high resolution for its size – and you hold them very close to your face. Thinking about it, my phone has a much smaller screen – and I can get several lines of text on it – far more than you’d have at a time in a caption. Have just one or two lines & there’d be plenty of space left to see a video – so on an iPod there clearly is the potential for captioned video.
Now thinking about the language learning potential for that for all users …

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