Kanopy requires closed captions, as they are required by law in the United States, Canada, and other territories. Many institutions worldwide are not accepting streamed video without captions. They have strict disability mandates they are obliged to meet and therefore need videos to be accessible for all.
Captions improve discovery of your films. Our search technology uses the captions to search for keywords, as well as the title and synopsis. Your films are more closely matched to other relevant films, meaning they are more likely to be found by those users that are seeking them, or searching for topics that your film addresses.