Captioning at commencement may make a jumbo difference

The University of Southern California offered captioning for this year’s graduation ceremony, according to a May 10 news post on the university’s website. The captioning will be offered due to an appeal by student Manako Yabe, who is a student of the USC School of Social Work. When she had attended the 2012 graduation ceremony, she noticed that a large portion of the crowd — deaf members of the audience, international families, and others — had difficulty following the commencement speech. This year, captioning will be provided on Jumbotrons.

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