DON’T HAVE TO BE DEAF TO LOVE CAPTIONING!

August 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

Our short book is a paperback or kindle on Amazon. Have you enjoyed it yet?
Perhaps a good item for a meeting of your hearing loss group? For family? Others?

It’s a collection of some personal and family memories from yours truly, a deafened adult for some time now (and founder and president of the CCAC). My friends love the book – smile.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=you+dont+have+to+be+deaf+to+love+captioning

Book Cover with title and photo of flowers

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FLYING & PAYING FULL FARE, WHERE’S THE CAPTIONING?

August 27, 2016 § 1 Comment

In the Alaska Air airport lounge in Seattle the other day there were several big monitors with captioning on – good to see. Thank you Alaska Air. 

We recall flying last year and seeing no captioning at all on the monitors in an Air France lounge we used at Logan Airport in Boston. I have asked them in that lounge for two or three years, yet no progress yet (that I know of). Air France, SVP, sous-titres! 

During the past few months, CCAC member Braam has spoken with American Airlines about the lack of captions on IFE – looking forward to an update from them. They say they are working on it as far as I know so far. AA – talk to us soon.

The lack of movies with captioning on Jet Blue has been glaringly noticeable. Can the lack of something glare?  Yes, it’s not fair and not right. Anyone talking to Jet Blue about this? Until we learn differently, boo to jet blue on this.

The Department of Transportation (USA) has begun studying air travel access issues. CCAC has spoken to the consultant managing the meetings and has sent our suggestions for access with quality captioning not only for IFE (all media aboard) but also for in-flight announcements, and also for airport locations to have live captioning also. More on the dedicated CCAC air travel access advocacy webpage, see below.  

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(NB – the general information in the CCAC flyer is still useful for any advocacy you do The proposed senate bills seems to have expired with the close of sessions last year and Senator Harkin’s retirement.)

What airlines are you traveling and do you have the captioning you need? Has there been some progress over the past 2-3 years in your view?

Read more here: http://ccacaptioning.org/captioning-transportation/ and tell others to help please.

And about the DOT meetings here: https://www.transportation.gov/access-advisory-committee

By the way, Braam presented a section about this important advocacy during the first CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE online August 1st. The recording/video/captioned will be uploaded very soon here – find the Captioning Activism Panel – captionstudies.wou.edu 

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LET’S TALK CAPTIONING!

CAPTIONING ADVOCACY YOUTUBER

August 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

CCAC IS ALSO A YOUTUBER – in our own quiet way you might say.

On the CCAC youtube site, we have a few good videos – you are all invited to watch them and spread them around to your friends, families, whomever. Let us know if you find them useful – fun – or if you want to make a new short video about captioning advocacy to add to the page.

CCAC YOUTUBE CHANNEL — https://www.youtube.com/user/CCACORG/videos

CCAC Logo with words Caption Universally

CCAC is a community, a group, and two of the videos show some of our many members. We love group work – we all learn from each other, share ideas and energies for captioning advocacy projects.

LIFE = COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

HEALTHY LIVING = ACCESS AND INCLUSION

As many of you know, there are many individuals and also for-profit companies and paid others doing good captioning advocacy on their own, and some of them are CCAC members too. Whatever works for the CCAC mission —  Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally!

Join the CCAC – there is strength in numbers. Your participation and voices are needed in the group too. Let’s talk captioning!

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EVERYDAY LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING MATTERS! Hear Gael:

August 23, 2016 § 2 Comments

In her newest article, Gael addresses our needs for LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING. See a quote from her article below. We invite energies to advocate now, to use her good words to create a CCAC CAP – captioning advocacy project – and take it forward. Advocacy is a many-step process. Are you interested?

If not one of these good items, then read about CCAC ongoing advocacy here and get in touch with any questions, ideas, suggestions, energies! http://ccacaptioning.org/ccac-advocacy/

From Gael’s article: http://hearinghealthmatters.org/betterhearingconsumer/2016/life-without-captions/#comment-18988 -she says:
“Here’s where captioning would make my life better and easier:
In a store, when the salesperson is ringing up a sale—why do they always seem to say something just as you lean over to punch in your numbers? The captions could show on a little tablet beside the cash register and debit machines.

In-flight service: not the safety demo—I’ve heard so many that I could give it myself if the flight attendant needed a break—but whatever the captain or first officer decide to yammer on about. I can usually catch “..at 39,000 feet…” and hope it means what it usually means. The captain’s captions could appear on the screen in front of my seat. (Airlines, I hope you’re taking notes as you read this!) (CCAC here – the DOT is taking up this idea now, with a lot of input from the CCAC and many other hearing loss and related groups; we sure hope they make progress on this during our lifetime!)

Grocery store announcements—what special am I missing out on? I want the same notice that there’s a 2-for-1 coconut milk special as everyone else. LED screens at the end of each aisle would be awesome. And as for what the cashier is saying, see the first point above.

We love captioning. Life without it puts us off-track, confuses us and exhausts us. Sometimes we just throw up our hands and tune out. But when it is available, we use it and are grateful. Now, we want more of it, in more places.”

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#NoMoreCRaptions! CCAC invites you all to read about good project:

August 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

SEE BELOW.

ALSO, see many CCAC blogposts over recent years, the CCAC webpages, as well as all CCAC videos on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCACORG/videos

CCAC MISSION – INCLUSION OF QUALITY CAPTIONING UNIVERSALLY

JOIN US! HTTP://CCACAPTIONING.ORG TO LEARN MORE

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NEW: Join the #NoMoreCRAPtions campaign being launched this September 25th by YouTuber and blogger Rikki Poynter. Ask YouTubers for human-edited captions, not auto-generated CRAPtions.

Source: #NoMoreCRaptions!

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & ATTENDEES: SEE THIS

July 16, 2016 Comments Off on CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & ATTENDEES: SEE THIS

ALL CONFERENCES – large and small – please consider these important accessibility items

Remember:
1. most deaf/hoh do not use sign language
2. captioning serves so many in any audience, not only deaf/hoh
3. CCAC offers Grants to help conferences begin to use Live Event Captioning – see eligibility guidelines on CCACaptioning.org webpages (Free CART)

Pay attention:

CCAC = PLACE 2 B 4 CAPTIONING ADVOCACY
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CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE SOON!

July 14, 2016 Comments Off on CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE SOON!

DRUM ROLL – HEAR THIS – LISTEN UP – WHAT?

CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE AUGUST 1 AND 2

ONLINE FREE AND CAPTIONED TOO

DON’T WAIT OR HESITATE

DON’T BE LATE OR MISS THE DATE

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REGISTER NOW AND TUNE IN FROM ANYPLACE ON THE DAYS

MAKE NOTE OF CONFERENCE TIME ZONE (PDT) AND YOUR OWN

FIRST CONFERENCE LIKE THIS EVER!

HAPPY TO BE PART OF IT WITH MANY CCAC MEMBERS AND OTHERS WITH THANKS TO CCAC MEMBER GZ WHO IS CONFERENCE CHAIR, WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY, STRADA CAPTIONING, AND ALL OTHERS INVOLVED AND PRESENTING

GO TO CAPTIONSTUDIES.WOU.EDU now to read about IT, see the two day schedule, presenters page, and find the easy to submit REGISTRATION FORM

CCACAPTIONING.ORG – PLACE TO BE FOR CAPTIONING ADVOCACY

ANY QUESTIONS? CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

 

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REMEMBER THIS: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DEAF TO LOVE CAPTIONING!

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