Captioning Collaborative for Communication Access
January 6, 2011 Comments Off on Captioning Collaborative for Communication Access
The word “caption,” or captioning, is more sexy than many realize! :-).
It’s a thing, a creation, a tag, a category, a verb and a noun. Caption has several meanings. It’s natural, visual, and can grab you from anyplace. It’s the word, the text, the sentence or the whole article….
It symbolizes communication itself. It’s the language for millions who do not communicate with clear sounds (understanding of speech is blurred, or production of speech is not clear), and more, many more.
Our logo, the blue “caption” box with the CCAC acronym is calling to you. Build bridges with us, for inclusion of quality captioning universally.
In fact, none of the following “definitions” do it justice!
Definitions of caption on the Web:
- taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument; “a mere caption unworthy of a reply”
- subtitle: translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
- provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
- brief description accompanying an illustration
- CAPTION is an annual comic convention specialising in British small press comics. It was first held in Oxford in January 1992, subsequently being held in summer each year. …
- The descriptive heading or title of a document or part therof; A title or brief explanation attached to an illustration or cartoon; A piece of text appearing on screen as subtitle or other part of a film or broadcast; The section on an official paper that describes when, where, what was taken …
- Word, phrase, or abbreviation indicating the bibliographic unit into which a serial or multipart item has been divided by the publisher. Examples: volume, number, Band, Heft, part, side (of a disk), year, etc., and their abbreviations. (MFHD)
- Words used to describe a picture or drawing, like in a comic strip.
- A concise and descriptive text that labels a picture.
- Text that accompanies an illustration. Also called a cutline.
- A title or explanatory phrase accompanying a picture. The larger type over a cutline.
- A sentence or more used to summarize the importance of charts, graphs, illustrations, photographs or tables. Captions identify people in photographs and relate the photo or graphic item to the surrounding body copy. A photograph should always have a caption.
- Descriptive text above, beside or beneath an image.
- An explanation of a picture or illustration, usually placed under the picture.
- A brief summary or description of a picture, graph, table, or diagram.
CACC’s name is Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning….or should it beome….Captioning Collaborative for Communication Access?