Audio Description, Subtitles, Signing

Would it be possible to leave the subtitles on screen for longer?

Where time allows us to prepare subtitles in advance, we aim to edit the subtitles to a comfortable reading speed that allows viewers time to read the subtitle and still have time to look at the pictures. When programmes are live, or are completed very close to transmission time, we do not always have time to edit the text to a comfortable reading speed. On these occasions, if the text were to be presented verbatim in blocks, each block would flash on and off too quickly to be read. In this situation, we use the word-by-word or "scrolling" format for presenting subtitles. This technique allows verbatim subtitles to be shown in a way that, although very fast, are not so fast as to be impossible to read.

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