December 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Let’s Dance! Or at least pay attention again to the safety videos on board airlines. Captioning is access! Thanks to iheartsubtitles for this reminder about this one, making the rounds on social media too.
AIR TRAVEL ACCESS Campaign – and be sure to read and use this!
Get in touch with any questions.
CCAC is four years old on 19th December. Make a donation of any size to keep us going – annual expenses add up – thanks if you do! (Use PayPal with your credit card on the secure online system from http://CCACaptioning.org)
November 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
November 20, 2013 § 2 Comments
Join us now – go to HTTP://CCACAPTIONING.ORG
LOOKING FORWARD TO TALKING WITH YOU- VIA TEXT.
November 18, 2013 § 2 Comments
Imagine going to school and being allowed to “hear” one word an hour.
Imagine working at a wonderful job and being allowed to “hear” one sentence a day.
Imagine how tiring, frustrating, and explosive denial of communication access is for mega-millions of citizens who have a hearing loss or deafness.
Advocate for inclusion! Join the CCAC now.
Ask for any captioning you need. Ask here:
It’s not going to happen immediately, but so important to take the first steps! Thanks if you do. We’re here to talk:
November 16, 2013 § Leave a Comment
CCAC welcomes your donations during this very special season! We depend on you!
PayPal is on the site (to use a credit card).
Questions anytime to CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM
(regret that a different message for a different organization showed up here yesterday – my mistake!)
Ho ho ho – may the world become truly accessible for all….
September 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
definition of deaf – partial or total inability to hear. - http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/154327/deafness
deaf? hard of hearing? have a hearing loss?
born deaf? acquired deafness? deafened?
does your medical record say hearing impaired?
mega millions of us are deaf or have a hearing loss – 48 million in the USA alone – mega millions globally!
we are not dumb, daft, nor dim!
100% of us want captioning for all media – movies, television, internet, videos, you name it, radio too.
100% of us use other resources also – some help some, others don’t help others – (hearing aids, looping, fm systems, sign language).
For group communications, up to 95% of us use captioning - live, on-site, real time, more and more streamed to our mobiles remotely by qualified captioners using one of several speech to text systems – it’s our language – we speak, we read, we are included with captioning.
with captioning, we contribute and give back.
From about.com/deafness in past years — The last full week in September is Deaf Awareness Week. It is also known as the International Week of the Deaf (or International Week of Deaf People). The purpose of Deaf Awareness Week is to draw attention to deaf people, their accomplishments and their issues. During this week, many deaf organizations hold activities to celebrate and conduct public information campaigns to educate people about deafness. Companies and agencies often mark the event, and schools, colleges, and universities hold awareness events.
join the CCAC – your membership is important (and free) – go to http://ccacaptioning.org
use CaptionMatch to find the captioner you need – ask for it soon - http://captionmatch.com
long live sign language! and also…
long live captioning – help us raise awareness, educate and advocate for the CCAC mission: inclusion of quality captioning universally
September 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
September 10, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We are happy to highlight this film today for a few good reasons:
a. How wonderful this student whose first language is signing (ASL – American Sign Language) can study a new language, Arabic, to broaden her skills, her horizons, and her knowledge of world cultures.
b. We hope that all students (deaf, deafened, with hearing loss and others with different language or learning needs) can ask for and be provided with REAL TIME CAPTIONING (also called CART) if they \wish to do the same, and like millions of them, in all levels of schooling.
c. Kudos to Boston University who seems happy to announce today that they have moved from rank 51 up 41 in the rankings published every year in the USA – big jump, and we salute them, having spent a few years there ourselves (post doctoral studies in social gerontology and studying the power of communications online, e.g. the power of support groups online).
We are curious if this student is fluent in English also. Her choice for language learning is SL (sign language) and BU provides it. Also curious if BU does the same with CART for others, if anyone knows more.
“If we don’t ask for what we need (captioning), we go round and round in circles of exclusion – and – we don’t get heard. We don’t hear others, and they don’t hear us!” (ls/ccac)
August 29, 2013 § Leave a Comment
CCAC is proud to tell the world that today, our service called http://captionmatch.com/, with one hour’s notice, was able locate a CART provider for a two hour meeting, done remotely, and the pro did an excellent job.
Intensive and quick work! Hoorah for CaptionMatch.com, and all who are using it.
Of course timely planning is needed! Weeks in advance please .
If folks want to learn more about our dedication to helping people have inclusion and access with captioning, just get in touch. A labor of love really! Pennies of revenue for CaptionMatch (the provider/agency that did the job gets paid) all go to help sustain the CCAC – we hope you know what that is by now..
“Don’t Leave Me Out!” short film with subtitles in many languages – if you care about inclusion, please share - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w91A_nB4rx0
August 28, 2013 § Leave a Comment
There are a number of services that transcribe” (aka real time captioning creation) the voice of the caller (speaker) and send it to you quickly via an email.
Tina (see her photo and blog on the link) created this list (using hashtags on that site) – check it out and tell us your experience using one or more of these: