Captioning Trainings On the Rise

May 9, 2012 § 2 Comments

We are sensing an increase in available training for captioners of all sorts. Any comments about this?

When we say “all sorts” we mean all sorts :-). From real time (for court reporting or other applications), broadcast captioning, theater, on site and remote “cart” whether it’s done with steno (palantype, velotype) or with fast typing on qwerty or with voice recognition (re-speaking) –to provide access for all.

Trainers? Students? Interested others? Talk to the CCAC with your ideas about how the CCAC can encourage this!
Access for all, via captioning inclusion, every day.
Join the CCAC – you will be welcome! Go to http://ccacaptioning.org and it’s simply a form to submit.

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§ 2 Responses to Captioning Trainings On the Rise

  • SpeechText Access (STA) has a fundamental commitment to assist people with disabilities and military vets to become caption writers and to, ideally, find them jobs. We have several disabled people in the training pipeline, but no vets. We have done extensive networking, but if anyone has a direct connect to someone who might be able to help us reach out even better to these populations, please contact me at bill@speechtextaccess.com. There is no money for us in the training program; it’s just something we want to do.

    Thanks, Bill Graham

  • ls says:

    Delighted to have STA and Bill’s reply today. Readers – if you know a veteran who might be interested, or know others who might, contact them. The system STA and others use these days (re-speaking producing caption writing) can be learned without huge cost and even performed from home. (Hope we have that right Bill.)

    Many vets return home with hearing loss – the other side of this coin. For so many of them (hearing loss and tinnitus is reported to be the number one disability of returning vets recently) – please let them know about the CCAC also – we are simply the only community of its kind – advocating for inclusion of captioning wherever needed. CCAC is more or less a consumer organization with wonderful provider members a well, and many who know the value of captioning for different good reasons (languages, search, other learning needs).. No matter what other good resources people have to regain some hearing, or to “hear” better (aids, implants, loops, etc.) – for group meetings, so important for education and work situations as well as community participation, more captioning is needed. And more trained providers.

    ls/ccac

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