Ensure Closed Captions on Videos Shown in the Public School Setting

Ensure Closed Captions on Videos Shown in the Public School Setting

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Rachel Martin started this petition to President of the United States and

Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD (originally called Sensory Integration Dysfunction) is a neurological disorder in which the sensory information that the individual perceives results in abnormal responses.“

According to a study by the STAR institute “At least one in every twenty people in the general population are affected by SPD.” 

In the past few days, YouTube has released a statement declaring that starting in September of 2020, closed captioning will become a paid, extra feature on public videos. This comes amid a pandemic which has left many students at home, to complete online schooling. Thus, students (myself included) have had to rely on YouTube and other videos released by educators to understand coursework and pass classes. With the removal of Closed Captions from multimedia sources, students who are already held back in the educational system (since people who are Autistic, “gifted”, or have ADHD or Fragile X syndrome are more likely to suffer from SPD) are being given another obstacle to overcome, just in the task of achieving academic success. 

By signing this petition, you are supporting the action to mandate Closed Captions be provided for free on all publicly shown media, adding a new clause to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Your support will, in prospect, be shown to local, state, and federal officials including, at the highest level, the US Congress, the US Department of Education, and the United States President/Vice President. 
As a current high school student, I am striving to get this petition off the ground, so that others like myself will be able to thrive and reach success in the public education environment. Please spread the word for this petition and others like it. Thank you for your time. 

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