5 Reasons for Captions and the CCAC

March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

CCAC Goals and Actions – Advocacy for inclusion of captioning needs you!

1. Ensure that captioning is mentioned and included regularly in all the places we need it; universally; as a common everyday practice.

—it’s not all about television and movies; we need captioning for education, employment, government, health care, transportation, sports, courts, public events, clubs, houses of worship, and more—
2. Have captioning mentioned and included in all the places that sign language is mentioned and used now.
—some places are aware of accessibility and the laws of the land that encourage equal access for all — too many places are not —
3. Support consumers to learn about and ask for captioning, and get it, without all the hassle encountered now in too many places.
–asking for captioning is a long lonely process many times – there are many ways to educate and advocate for yourself and others with support from those who understand this need

4. Push captioning into a “respected” resource/language/technology.
–the word “captioning” is not even mentioned at times in most important information about access for “deaf, deafened, and people with hearing loss”–too much confusion about what CART is — refusal to include captioning in lists of assistive technologies in some places — is this acceptable? No.

5. Encourage professional providers and also those offering systems to expand services.
–Captioning companies and large corporations offering products for captioning spend a lot on sales and marketing. By supporting the CCAC, and networking with the CCAC, captioning might become universal before waiting another 30? 50? years.
Care about this? Join from here –>www.ccacaptioning.org – use one of the membership forms on the left side of the homepage.

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