Sermon to American Sign Language and Closed Captioning
The Big Idea: Expand your audience reach by translating your sermon to reach the deaf and hard of hearing via American Sign Language (ASL) and closed captioning.
Hearing Loss is a unique disability in that there is so much diversity to its cause and cure. Some are born deaf while others lose their hearing to meningitis or workplace noise, like being in a steel mill or in military combat. Some are completely dependent on sign language while others can hear and speak spoken language with devices like hearing aids, cochlear implants, and more.
The big idea: Hearing loss affects everybody eventually, and the church should leverage available tools like ASL and Closed Captioning to include the deaf and hard of hearing ("D/HOH") to its regular services.
Netflix reports that 82% of all its streamed contents is played with the Closed Captions on, suggesting that captioning is not just popular among deaf and hard of hearing people, but hearing people too. ReSermon can add closed captions to your weekly sermon. To turn on the captions below, click the "CC" button at the bottom right.
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ReSermon will translate your sermon into American Sign Language and closed captions. Our translators are trained in biblical literacy so that your sermon does not depend on a vague translation, but careful to use the correct signs for concepts and technical terms.
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