for Literacy was formed in 2006 there appeared to be no
recognition of the value of captions by major literacy
organizations or by the public generally.
over the years that has changed. The value of captions has
reached the popular press and their effective use in Finland
and India is beginning to be noticed. Former President
Clinton has publicly acknowledged their value in the
There is also a public service
announcement from Aberdeen available here:
And you can help by spreading the word.
Who do you know who needs to learn to read or read better?
A 3 year old, a drop out or someone just starting English?
Give them a free TV
reading tutor by turning on the TV captions.
Our mission at Captions for Literacy is to make parents,
teachers and caretakers aware of how simple it is to
transform the home TV into a valuable learning tool for
children and other learners.
Captions are easy to turn on, accessible everywhere there’s
a TV, almost all the time and, best of all, free!
CAPTIONS for LITERACY, a Section 501 (c) (3) charitable trust
351 East 84th Street 22 B, New York, NY 10028-4457, telephone 1-212-861-9683, fax 1-212-861-0030