CCAC Celebrates 25 Years of the ADA

July 25, 2015 § Leave a comment




Tomorrow, July 26 is the actual day of the ADA’s 25th anniversary – since signed into law. May the next 5 years bring us as much progress – we can do it! Access and inclusion. Nothing without us.


CCAC Mission: Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally

Join us – see – strength in numbers – fee waived if a hardship for anyone


Hot Off the Press! Get your copy of “You Don’t Have to be Deaf to Love Captioning”

July 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

Book Cover with title and photo of flowers is the place

order for yourself and others

great to sell at meetings

show to your networks please –



town halls

hearing loss and deaf groups


you name it


Hope you enjoy it!

CCAC – the place 2 B 4 captioning advocacy

The most fun you can have with a steno machine…

July 15, 2015 Comments Off on The most fun you can have with a steno machine…


A provider extraordinare talks about Stadium Captioning – thanks Jade, from CCAC – the place 2 B 4 captioning advocacy invites the world to join us soon!

Originally posted on Jadeluxe:

There’s a lot of information online about court reporting, deposition reporting, captioning and CART, but not much about stadium captioning, so I thought I’d put this post up.  If you are one of those writers who look at these photos and feel sick (and some people do say that when I post pics of stadium captioning on my Facebook), remember that while stadium captioning is steno at its least controlled, in an environment where anything can happen, you probably won’t die attempting it.  Unlike bungee jumping.  Statistically, there is a 2-in-1,000,000 chance of dying while bungee jumping, which is probably way higher than the chance of dying while doing stadium captioning.

It’s really just a job like any other, but with added production values and free dinner.  There are adverse writing conditions we’re not used to, but once you know what to expect, you might be prepared to give it…

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July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Introducing


Happy to spread the words here – Captioning is a11y (access) and ux (usability) and as many of you know, CCAC aims to be supportive of access and inclusion for all (even with our focus and passion for the CCAC mission – inclusion of quality captioning universally). Best wishes to this new CoP (community of practice). Hey, some might call the CCAC a CoP also :-).

Originally posted on

Welcome to, a community of practice joining accessibility and user experience.

Why accessible UX?

Our focus is on people with disabilities and doing what we can to create successful digital experiences for as many people as possible regardless of disability.

The benefits of accessible UX design are felt more widely—people using mobile devices, people who experience situational impairments (for example due to a noisy environments or stress), people who have limited literacy in the language of the site or application, people using low-bandwidth connections.

A successful experience is ultimately what people with disabilities need and want, just like everyone else. Task completion, goal achievement—this goes beyond accessibility as an exercise in technical compliance (not that that isn’t a valuable goal to support accessible UX design).

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reminds us that information and communication technology has enormous potential to reduce the social and economic exclusion experienced…

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Why Don’t the Media Care About Hearing Loss? or Captioning?

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Why Don’t the Media Care About Hearing Loss? or Captioning?

Why Don’t the Media Care About Hearing Loss?.

Good question!



We welcome comments and discussion here, and invite same in the CCAC forum online – Join the CCAC to keep up to date with what’s happening among hundreds of Captioning advocates globally.

Let’s Talk Captioning! New Video

June 16, 2015 Comments Off on Let’s Talk Captioning! New Video

Video about Captioning Advocacy hot off the press today:


CCAC – the place to be for Captioning Advocacy


Out of the Mouths of Babes – #CaptiontheWorld

June 16, 2015 Comments Off on Out of the Mouths of Babes – #CaptiontheWorld

A new video – and the more the better – about quality captioning needed on all videos.

First a reminder about what CCAC calls “The Power of Captioning” –

Quality captioning is not only for people who are hard of hearing or deaf. It boosts search engines (they find text) so more of the world can find your video; it allows easier translations; it helps others learn new languages; captions are used by many others also (people with autism, tinnitus and no hearing loss, more). Captions ON in noisy places helps everyone (restaurants, waiting rooms, entertainment places, work cubicles).




Captioning communicates! – the place to be for captioning advocacy, all volunteers, official non-profit, Have you joined us yet? If not, now is the time.


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