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There are Braille versions of closed-captioned decoders.

Closed captions are on-screen words of the audio script of a program or video. Closed captioning requires a special electronic decoder or built-in decoder chip in the television set. For individuals who are deaf-blind, Braille closed-captioned decoders can provide access to captioned media. A television, decoder, computer with necessary software, and a TeleBrailler are the required equipment. The TeleBrailler provides the Braille display so the user can immediately access news and other information, as well as captioned videotapes. This system can also be used to provide captions in large print on a computer monitor or provide Braille readout.

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