India, May 10 -- Improved captioning in the film industry could make watching film and TV more accessible and engaging for the Deaf community, according to new guidance published by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield-based research and design studio, Paper.

Members of the Deaf community, who have been Deaf all of their lives and use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first language, took part in a research project which asked them about their experiences of watching films.

The team found that poor captioning stopped Deaf audiences effectively experiencing filmmaking techniques like suspense in storylines, which led to them feeling excluded from the cinematic experience.

The project has resulted in a new film 'Rethinking Subtit...