August 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
It’s time for you to submit a thought or two about why you love CAPTIONING of any sort – media or live and real time. We all know it’s the world’s language, so why don’t others understand this? Why are machine captions being used without corrections?
When did you first discover CAPTIONING? Where did you see it? Where do you miss it now?
Hope to hear from many of you :-).
August 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! they say…
We agree and yet it’s hard to display…
All the many forms of captioning today,
In one drawing or photo
That shows them all – or hey…
How about if our CCAC members, friends, followers, supporters and others here,
Take time to lend an ear,
And find a photo to add to our collection?!
We’ll say thank you without hesitation :-).
We also have so many photos for public distribution,
On the CCAC social media pages,
Just look there anytime,
Don’t cost even a dime!
Yet to continue the fabulous fun of Captioning advocacy,
The CCAC does ask this small mercy – donate and support us.
There are annual expenses every year,
We don’t waste a tear,
Happy to invest,
Because so many are worth it,
Yes! No doubts,
Don’t Leave Us Out!
(join and offer support – CCACaptioning.org is the place).
August 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
Michele is also a CCAC member and we are honored to have her participation :-). This is not about captioning per se – yet some encouragement for us all. There are always new things to learn, dips as she says (challenges and changes), and resources to discover. Use whatever connections and networks you can find! Best to all, Lauren/President/CCACaptioning.org
Originally posted on SayWhatClub:
By Michele Linder
On the SayWhatClub email lists we often talk about our experiences and challenges, and we vent when our hearing ability changes, whether those changes come through progressive loss or through a change in device. Often we are looking for the lesson in the difficulties we face.
And, yes, there is a lesson. It’s a hard one to learn over and over again, though surely worth it if we can stick it out.
Take it from someone who has never found benefit with hearing aids… you just have to learn to live with less and less and still be you. That’s true for anyone with a progressive hearing loss, whether they are aided or not, just as it’s true for anyone who faces a different life than how they started out.
What have I learned in almost 50 years of losing my hearing? You have to give yourself…
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July 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
How Totally Wonderful that TIME has added Quality Captioning for these political ads! Thank you TIME! Tell the candidates that their ads on their own webpages have no access! No quality cc for millions of voters. We invite your interest in this non-partisan campaign called “Captions Capture the Votes!” – Read more here: http://ccacaptioning.org/captions-capture-the-votes/
(Candidate in ME – only this one is cc’d of course since only Signing is used – by the way, 99% of deaf/deafeend/hoh do not use sign language – we use captioning, the world’s language.)
Originally posted on TIME:
These are the dog days of election year politics. The fields are mostly set, and the final battle is still too far away to matter much. Plus, who wants to think about politics in summer? The answer: The campaign ad makers. Political Mad Men have no problem working the heat into their spots, or doing even better by making political spots so compelling we can’t look away even when we would rather be swimming.
So without further ado, here is our take on 2014’s top 6 political ads of the summer, so far.
6.”Sunshine” – Charlie Crist, Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida
Charlie Crist pays homage to the sunshine state of Florida through this ad’s theme. The high-quality video clearly outlines what Crist accomplished in his last term and what his goals are should he be reelected, which gives viewers a clear picture of what this candidate…
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