lynda.com Announces Four New Closed-Captioned Titles

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lynda.com, a leader in video-based training for digital media and design software, today introduced four new closed-captioned titles to its Online Training Library™.

Adding to its current selection of closed-captioned titles, the lynda.com Online Training Library™ now features closed-captioning for InDesign CS2 Essential Training, Illustrator CS2 Essential Training, Dreamweaver 8 Beyond the Basics and Photoshop CS2 Essential Training.

lynda.com has also added an instructional page to its site, at http://movielibrary.lynda.com/cc/, which includes details about how to view the closed captions and how to search within the text captions.

“We’ve always wanted to offer closed captioning, but the prospect of converting hundreds of hours of video was overwhelming,” says Lynda Weinman, president and co-founder of lynda.com. “We’re thrilled to have found a solution for adding closed-captioning to our Online Training Library™. The benefits are huge, not only to people with a hearing impairment, but to all of our customers. The text transcriptions have allowed us to add a great new text and time-code search feature that benefits everyone. Quite the win-win!”

Closed captioning also assists in tutorial comprehension in noisy environments, helps those who speak English as a second language, and improves overall content comprehension for all subscribers who choose to view the captions.

Closed captioning is an assistive technology that presents spoken words and sounds as a text track, or “captions.” The term “closed” means that not all viewers see the captions automatically; closed captions must be activated or enabled.

Anyone with a broadband Internet connection can access these titles by subscribing to the lynda.com Online Training Library™. Subscriptions to the lynda.com Online Training Library™ start at $25 per month, and provide access to more than 14,000 video tutorials covering a wide range of technology career tools, software and techniques. Subscribers can access any of the video-based training titles at their convenience. Multi-user subscriptions are also available for companies and institutions seeking to provide education and training to groups.

For free online samples of the closed-captioned titles and more detailed product information, please visit http://movielibrary.lynda.com/cc/ or go to each title directly:

InDesign CS2 Essential Training

http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=155

Illustrator CS2 Essential Training

http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=148

Dreamweaver 8 Beyond the Basics

http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=186

Photoshop CS2 Essential Training

http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modpage.asp?ID=149

To arrange to view the full training titles, please contact lynda.com.

For more information on lynda.com products, please visit http://www.lynda.com or call 1-888-335-9632.

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