“The Power of Captioning” from the CCAC

December 20, 2012 Comments Off on “The Power of Captioning” from the CCAC

“The Power of Captioning” newsletter, special edition.


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Captioning Inclusion in Action!

December 20, 2012 § 3 Comments

Loving the new photo display here:

http://CaptionMatch.com – updated just in time for the holidays.

Light the lights and ask for captioning!

Joy for the season.

Captioning Case Examples Continued…Educational and Advocacy Tools

December 18, 2012 § 2 Comments

Case Examples are wonderful educational tools – and also advocacy tools. Use this one to advocate for yourself, to explain to others what you need for communications and to participate in community events. Or use it for family or a friend, and please tell us how it goes. We’ll publish a few of these, all from the new service online to make captioning happen, http://CaptionMatch.com. If you place a captioning request on it, thanks in advance, since any revenue earned will contribute to the costs of CCAC captioning advocacy.

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CaptionMatch Examples

Case 1 – Museum Lecture

Sam and a group of friends want to go to a special lecture at a local art museum. Sam has a hearing loss, as do two other friends in the group. They require Communication Access via Real Time Captioning (CART/STTR). A couple of months in advance, they contact the museum, asking if CART can be provided for the lecture. The museum responds cautiously, saying that it might be possible, but that they have no experience with CART and they don’t know what the cost might be.

In order to help the museum make a decision, Sam fills out a form on CaptionMatch giving details about the date, time, length of the lecture, and the location. He knows about Remote CART, but feels in this case that onsite CART is necessary. The room will be dark, and there will certainly be questions from the audience which might be hard for a remote CART provider to hear. Sam is concerned that the museum might say that they don’t have enough time to make arrangements, so he adds a deadline for bids on the CaptionMatch form.

After filling on the form on the website, Sam receives an acknowledgement from CaptionMatch that the event will be posted online.

During the course of the next week, several different captioning providers use the website to look at a listing of opportunities to provide services. One of these is quite close to the location of the lecture and submits a brief proposal to offer CART athe lecture. The proposal includes a rough estimate of the cost, but importantly also includes a couple of questions about the event. The provider receives an acknowledgement that their proposal has been submitted to CaptionMatch.

The CART provider’s proposal and questions are sent anonymously to Sam. Sam talks to the museum, giving them the rough estimate of cost, and the museum agrees to offer CART at the event. Sam asks CaptionMatch for the provider contact information, indicating that the museum is willing to pay for CART.

CaptionMatch then sends the selected captioning provider the Sam’s contact information and asks for confirmation that provider will comply with CaptionMatch’s fee agreement. Follow-up discussions about details of the arrangements take place between Sam, the museum, and the CART provider. A match is made!


Help CCAC celebrate it’s 3rd birthday Donations of any size are welcome – go to http://ccacaptioning.org/donate/

Captioning “Cases” Capture Communication For All

December 18, 2012 Comments Off on Captioning “Cases” Capture Communication For All

Many interested in access will find the following page useful to educate others about our needs for access via quality captioning universally – the CCAC mission.

Have a look at this link:


and feel free to tell us your own examples too.


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Bilingual Literacy – Looking Beautiful

December 17, 2012 Comments Off on Bilingual Literacy – Looking Beautiful

Lovely to see literacy in two langauges:

CCAC cannot hear if there is any other audio on this video, yet the text is very good as “captioning.” If more is needed, we hope they check out CaptionMatch.com soon.


(above from http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z3llKtPpY90)

Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch

December 15, 2012 Comments Off on Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch

Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch.

Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch

December 15, 2012 Comments Off on Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch

Sign Language media needs captioning for all – for millions of others –  to understand your messages, your cause, your creative expressions, and more.

Now a new service online called CaptionMatch offers a way to find a provider who can translate (from ASL or another sign language), transcribe (create a transcript in English or another language), and then add captioning (or subtitles) to the video, film, webinar, whatever. Go to http://captionmatch.com to learn more.










Register there as a “user” (registration is free for users and also for providers), and then when you get a quick email that your registration is complete (usually the same day), go to the site to place your captioning request. There’s a simple form to fill out and submit. As you all know, captioning ranges from broadcast captioning, to real time verbatim CART or STTR, plus combinations and variations such as theater and film captioning. Internet captioning too!

Providers who see the request will get in touch with questions or proposals to do the job for you. You make arrangements with them directly (ask for references or other questions, discuss the fee).

Help us spread these words! 🙂

CaptionMatch was set up by the founder of the CCAC to create more buzz about captioning, to raise awareness of the need, to educate and advocate in new ways, to make the Internet a useful tool for finding captioning where needed, to stimulate the growth of the profession of captioning (all sorts), to make it easier for anyone to ask for captioning of any sort, anytime, via the online system, and to offer providers work if they have extra time.

Overall, the world needs many more providers, and many more requests for captioning. (Keep your eyes open for a new article about “why” folks don’t just ask for it.)

Revenue from CaptionMatch will help cover some of the costs of the CCAC – all volunteers, doing captioning advocacy in many good ways for THREE years now, and celebrating THREE years this coming week on 19 December 2012. (Donations always invited using PayPal on the CCAC website, http://ccacaptioning.org).

Warmest wishes to all for the season. Joy is captioning inclusion universally!

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