Guest Blog on MOOC’s, Learning and Captioning

September 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

An important review here. Access for education online – full access as needed with quality captions (subtitles) and also availability of live captioning for any in-person meetings is vital!

Please read and comment. Share your own online learning experiences also. The world needs educated and dedicated citizens, not only for first degrees, but also for life-time learning.

MOOC’s, Learning and Education.

Thanks Dawn!

Dawn is also a CCAC members. Join us in the CCAC now – if you listen and learn, or share captioning advocacy, your membership helps the CCAC continue and move forward. CCAC is all volunteers and an official 501(c)3 non profit organization. Go to http://CCACaptioning.org or email soon with any questions (ccacaptioning@gmail.com)

 

 

Love, Use, Need Captioning? CCAC needs you!

September 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

Counting on all of you who love, need, and use captioning/subtitles/live captioning of all sorts! With you, we push the mission forward in good ways. Return the short survey to CCACaptioning@gmail.com ASAP.

CCAC mission = Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally.

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First, a short list of what we all have been able to create together for Captioning Advocacy (this does not include hundreds of local good advocacy many of you do) over the first five years of the still-young CCAC, an official non-profit, all volunteers:
(1) CCAC Sponsorship of free CART
(2) Captions Capture the Votes Campaign (elections with quality captioning)
(3) CCAC film “Don’t Leave Me Out!” for education and raising awareness globally
(4)CCAC Letters of Support for selected captioning issues
(5) CCAC comments to DOJ and FCC concerning captioning matters
(6)New articles (respond to requests and new topics on captioning advocacy)
(7)CaptionMatch educates others and assists anyone and any organization to find the captioning provider they need and deserve
(8) Many great collaborations with other groups (e.g. ALDA, HLAA, literacy and captioning projects, TDI conference and more!)
NOW – CCAC ready to create a few committees – very important:
A. CCAC has one committee currently with five people for the CCAC Free CART Sponsorship Program. We review applications and award the grant (or not). There is room for two more people to help publicize this more widely. And these  new committees are suggested – volunteers on any committee would do some or all of the following – open to suggestions and revisions with you: B.Membership and Outreach – invite new members; plan CCAC online meetings; take CCAC materials to other conferences
C. Communications – monitor the forum; talk to organizational friends and other groups;contribute to the CCAC blog and CCAC Facebook and Twitter
D. Fundraising, Grant-writing, and Finance
E. Captions Capture the Votes campaigns – for 2014 elections and continuing until November 2016,
F. Local (in USA or global) Captioning Advocacy Projects – what your local town, city, region needs! A team can do stronger captioning for you, and we can help each other. That’s what works best.
G. CAPs Brainstorming – general discussion of new potential CAPs for wider (national and international education, raising awareness, and making captioning happen).
 
Read this: The CCAC has potential access to some good new funds. If we can get these committees set up, then we will be more comfortable using funds for various new and good things, for you, with you, and including you.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE SHORT SURVEY BELOW, COPY IT, AND EMAIL TO CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

CCAC Volunteer Application

Name:

Full address with country also:

E-mail:

Telephone:

About how long have you been a CCAC member? (if a member now, not required):

Which CCAC project above (current advocacy projects) is of most importance to you?

Which committee(s) do you want to volunteer for?

What is your work or volunteer experience in the past?

Your education –  level completed and the year?

Your employment now?

How much time do you have for the CCAC committee work?

  • 1 hour a week

  • 5 hours a week

  • 2 hours a month

  • or ?

Will you plan to volunteer for at least one year? Please reply here, yes or ?

How often do you use e-mail? Daily or?

Is the CCAC Google Group working for you? If not, what do you suggest?

What else should we know about you?

Other comments or suggestions: What do you enjoy about the CCAC now? Ideas for new things?

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Read and Reply to CCACaptioning@gmail.com

September 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

CCAC INVITES YOU! CCAC NEEDS YOU :-). PLEASE RETURN THE SHORT SURVEY BELOW! 

CCAC advocacy projects raise awareness, educate, and advocate for the CCAC Mission —  “Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally.” Current major CCAC advocacy projects are the following:

CCAC Sponsorship of free CART; Captions Capture the Votes (elections with quality captioning); CCAC film “Don’t Leave Me Out!“; CCAC Letters of Support for selected captioning issues; CCAC comments to DOJ and FCC concerning captioning matters; New articles (respond to requests and new topics on captioning advocacy); CaptionMatch educates others and assists anyone and any organization to find the captioning provider they need and deserve; plus many smaller individual advocacy actions summarized on the CCAC webpages. 

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR CCAC COMMITTEES: CCAC has one committee currently with five people for the CCAC Free CART Sponsorship Program. We review applications and award the grant (or not). There is room for two more people to help publicize this more widely.

These new committees are suggested – volunteers on any committee would do some or all of the following – open to suggestions and revisions with you: 

  • Membership and Outreach – invite new members; plan CCAC online meetings; take CCAC materials to other conferences.

  • Communications – monitor the forum; talk to organizational friends and other groups;contribute to the CCAC blog and CCAC Facebook and Twitter.

  • Fundraising, Grant-writing, and Finance.

  • Captions Capture the Votes campaigns – for 2014 elections and continuing until November 2016

  • CAPs Brainstorming – general discussion of new potential CAPs

The CCAC has potential access to some new funds. If we can get these committees set up, then we will be more comfortable using funds for various new and good things, for you, with you, and including you.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE SHORT SURVEY BELOW AND EMAIL IT AS A SAVED DOCUMENT TO CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

CCAC Volunteer Application

Name:

Full address with country also:

E-mail:

Telephone:

If you are a CCAC member – about how long have you been a CCAC member? If not, you are invited to join now.

Which CCAC CAP is of most importance to you?

Which committee(s) do you want to volunteer for?

What is your work or volunteer experience in the past?

Your education –  level completed and the year?

Your employment now?

How much time do you have for the CCAC committee work?

  • 1 hour a week
  • 5 hours a week
  • or ?

Will you plan to volunteer for at least one year? Please reply here, yes or ?

How often do you use e-mail? Daily or?

Is the CCAC Google Group working for you? If not, what do you suggest?

What else should we know about you?

Other comments or suggestions: What do you enjoy about the CCAC now? Ideas for new things?

COPY AND MAIL WITH YOUR REPLIES TO CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM, THANKS!

Words, Words, Words

September 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

ls:

A CCAC member who gets around – great writing here. Life is theater some say – life needs quality captioning! http://CCACaptioning.org has more.

Originally posted on MostlyFilm:

Lissy Lovett kicks off her week of editing Mostly Film with a post about her day job, theatre captioning.

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Post-show discussion following a performance of Yellowman at Hampstead

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Captions Capture the Votes! Arizona first in USA to Announce Live Captions for Voter Event

September 5, 2014 Comments Off

BRAVO to the ARIZONA COMMISSION FOR THIS NEWS TODAY:

“Let’s show our VOTING power!! Communication accommodations will be provided, so come out and see/hear from the candidates. Be sure to RSVP Online
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/candidate-forum-for-arizona-families-tickets-12726271621

ARIZONACAPTIONSCAPTURETHEVOTES

 

If you use Facebook, see it here also: https://www.facebook.com/AzCDHH?hc_location=timeline

And read and learn more – easy to do here: http://ccacaptioning.org/captions-capture-the-votes/

CCAC SAYS – STAY TUNED FOR NEWS FROM OHIO…and your state? Keep us posted here or by email. to CCACaptioning@gmail.com

 

Text Streaming Is Not Live Captioning

September 3, 2014 Comments Off

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Below is a screen shot of a live important meeting today – online also – and it’s all about global access. Note there is no quality captioning for online participants. Looks like good live captioning in the room (on site) – you can see a corner of it.

There is instead “text streaming” – a long rolling text way below the visual, live and created by a quality pro – yet it’s not the same because you cannot watch and read at the same time.

We hope they are able to find ways to allow “equal communication access” very soon – it can and should be done for the world –quality timely live captioning on the visual, or just below it. See how it’s done in the second photo below. If leaders in technology and access will listen to our voices, it’ll be a better world for all.

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Under this visual, live and online, is a long number of lines of rolling text – live at the bottom so that it’s even more difficult to find the text matching the spoken word in real time.

Perhaps a good first step, yet quality live captioning online is shown here below – it is rolling text also, one word at a time (that is not seen in the photo). Some like two or three lines only, some ue four (four is probably the maximum in our view).

text WITH visual

http://CCACaptioning.org – the place to be for captioning advocacy

volunteers – join us, support us – talk to us

CCACaptioning@gmail. com

Captions Capture the Votes! News: Seattle, WA

September 2, 2014 Comments Off

WITH CART! REAL TIME CAPTIONING FOR ALL:

Captions Capture the Votes – Good News – Seattle, WA – Check this out soon! With CART! The Aging Wave: A Candidates Forum on Washington’s Aging Readiness
September 22, 2014, 5:30pm; University Place Library; 3609 Market Place W, Suite 100; University Place, WA 98466 — This event is a forum for state legislative candidates and will focus specifically on issues of importance to older adults and people with disabilities in Pierce County. All are invited, especially long-term care consumers and their families, paid and unpaid caregivers, retirees, advocates and all who are interested in our state’s aging readiness. Jointly sponsored by AARP, the ElderCare Alliance, WA Association of Area Agencies on Aging, WA State Senior Citizens’ Lobby, and the Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources Advisory Board. Event includes a panel presentation on Washington State’s Aging Readiness, consumer and family perspectives, and questions from the audience and candidate responses.

Free; No RSVP. Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, University Place. Call (253) 798-4600 for details.

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