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A new organization is pushing for children’s TV and video programs to automatically display captions to boost literacy. It’s an easy thing to do, and it has even more research behind it than advocates realize.

“If I told you there was a magic button,” says a British-accented child’s voice-over in a video, “and when it’s pressed, it doubles my chances of becoming literate—which decreases the chances of me committing a crime, and even reduces the chances of me dying early by 75%—would you believe me?”

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