A device and system for placing closed captioning (CC) on a separate device than the original rendering device or screen is disclosed. Accordingly, the system may override the placement of CC by the content provider. The system includes an original rendering device and an external display that is connected to the original rendering device via USB or wirelessly through WI-FI or Bluetooth. In another implementation, the external device may use audio clips to sync-up with the video to display CC. Alternatively, the external device may also sync up to the program, and retrieve and display CC from a web server. The advantages of this system are full visibility to the video on screen as the CC does not overlay what is being shown. Also CC could be selectively viewed by anyone having an external display device or a handheld screen that could be synchronized with the rendering device.
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Candelore, Brant; Nejat, Mike; and Shintani, Peter, "Displaying Closed Captioning On A Separate Device From Display", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 15, 2017)