Captioning Advocates Are Needed! An Interview with the Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Captioning Advocates Are Needed! An Interview with the Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)

Captioning Advocates Are Needed! An Interview with the Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC).

Click on title above to read the interview.

Happy to “press” this. Thanks Shanna!

In spite of laws and growing interest in communication access for all, there’s so much more to do to find captioning where millions need it for education, employment, and yes, entertainment too. Plus more. Please join the CCAC to learn more, and if you advocate with us, by yourself, or with your local groups, that will move us forward together.

Lauren

Web for CCAC = http://ccacaptioning.org – the place to be for captioning advocacy, local, national, international – join the hub

Web for CaptionMatch = http://captionmatch.com – the place to find a captioning provider, just ask

Are you publishing a blogpost about Captioning of any sort? We’d sure like to see it. Email CCACaptioning@gmail.com

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Monday Morning Live – Where Do You Want Captioning?

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Monday Morning Live – Where Do You Want Captioning?

Captioning – Our Language.

What? Huh? Say What? Pardon? Say again please? Some of the ways we manage and get by every day.

We are not dumb, daft, nor dim.

We just cannot understand what you are saying, what your lips are saying with a mustache, your lovely words with a foreign (to us) accent, the sentence due to all the noise around us….

With inclusion of quality real time captioning, we’re with you! We can think together, have fun together, enjoy entertainment together, the tour of the historical house, the community meeting, classes to learn new things, and much more. Ask us about what captioning really means soon.

We deaf, deafened, and people with hearing loss (hoh) are such a glorious huge population. Research estimates almost 50 million in the USA alone, and one out of five globally. Did we say “huge”? No doubt about it at all.

 

 

Web for CCAC = http://ccacaptioning.org – the place for captioning advocacy, local, national, international

Web for CaptionMatch = http://captionmatch.com – the place to find a captioning provider, just ask

Are you publishing a blogpost about Captioning of any sort? Make sure we know about it – Email CCACaptioning@gmail.com

History of subtitling and cinema in the UK

April 28, 2013 Comments Off on History of subtitling and cinema in the UK

History of subtitling and cinema in the UK.

This blogpost has a bunch of facts from history you may not remember or be aware of. Nice to read, with thanks to Dawn, CCAC member, and Your Local Cinema in UK – we think he is a member too :-).

Your Local Cinema is similar to CaptionFish in the USA. There are services of this sort in France also – and more? Tell us soon. « Read the rest of this entry »

Captions Come with Choices: A Guest Post by CaptionFish.com

April 27, 2013 Comments Off on Captions Come with Choices: A Guest Post by CaptionFish.com

Captions Come with Choices: A Guest Post by CaptionFish.com.

CCAC says thanks to Shanna for her writing and advocacy, and to CaptionFish  – only three people? Wow – they are doing a great job as many reading know.

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CCACaptioning.org – the place to advocate for inclusion of quality captioning universally

CaptionMatch.com – the place online where it’s easy to Just Ask for captioning or CART you need

 

Accentuate the Positive – Emphasis on “Power of Captioning”

April 25, 2013 Comments Off on Accentuate the Positive – Emphasis on “Power of Captioning”

CCAC emphasizes the positive. Captioning consumers and providers know this. If you are a member of the CCAC organization (if not, why not yet?), you know we focus on the value of captioning. Our line is “The Power of Captioning” to highlight the many positive ways captioning helps mega-millions of citizens in our shared world.
Would love to see captions added here:
CCAC is not a captioning company. We are not “selling” anything. CCAC is all volunteers. We are advocates focusing on citizen actions with a heavy emphasis on getting inclusion of quality captioning “where none exists now.” Read more on our web, CCACaptioning.org

We also value group work – this means that CCAC is a large group, a working community, and an actual non-profit organization now, all volunteers who inspire each other, share information, answer questions, and “action” CCAC captioning advocacy projects. The working space is mainly the CCAC members’ forum online.  All actual CCAC members are subscribed to the CCAC forum (or use the web to read our discussions).

We aim for captioning universally. This means that it’s there, we don’t have to ask and ask and ask, over and over again. It’s part of planning for all human conversations and events, anyplace, from school to work to medical and much more – on-site, online, and in all places needed.

CCAC doesn’t yet go into depth on standards (they are most important and we distribute all the information offered), doesn’t distribute “fails” except once in a rare while because it’s too funny or sad to ignore. We talk about inclusion of “quality” captioning, that’s in the CCAC mission statement.

We salute all volunteer captioning advocates! We salute all captioners working to spread the words and as most know, they are life-savers. We’re all in this together.

http://CCACaptioning.org wants your membership and participation. We’re a great group, easy to talk to online.

http://CaptionMatch.com invites your request for captioning or CART. It’s a new service that offers a lot, check it out.

About Our Lives…Fun!

April 24, 2013 § 1 Comment

About the author….and go the the main page.

We highly recommend these short clips about life with hearing loss or deafness.

English included on small blue line below each title.

Click on “About the author” above, or go to http://deafmania.wordpress.com/

If They Do, So Can You – Live Captioning Universally

April 24, 2013 Comments Off on If They Do, So Can You – Live Captioning Universally

Live right now online – http://www.fcc.gov/live

This program is about Internet and older adults, yet many if not all of these are offered with full live real time captioning on the Internet.

Bravo to this government and this agency.

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CCAC advocates for inclusion of quality captioning universally – this means all media online, all the time. We know we are getting there step by step.

On the other hand, there’s enormous work to do to provide real time captioning off – line – everyday – in many ways. Going to a club meeting? conference? school or training for work? sports or theater event? cinema? Giving a talk yourself to a community group of any sort? Libraries have wonderful programs now for all – does your local library offer  real time captioning for all? Town meetings? and the really important pieces of life goes on and on….

Advocate!

http://ccacaptioning.org

Ask for Captioning!

http://captionmatch.com

Captioner With CaptionMatch Says “Cool!”

April 23, 2013 Comments Off on Captioner With CaptionMatch Says “Cool!”

CCAC’s new service, CaptionMatch.com, received such a nice informal endorsement we’d like to share it.

CART provider says,

“CaptionMatch made it possible for me to connect with a great job that I might not of otherwise had the opportunity to provide my services for. Cool!”

CART

 

(Photo is general public photo, not of Provider with CaptionMatch)

CCAC is a non-profit organization. Using CaptionMatch to ask for any sort of captioning you need supports CCAC volunteers’ advocacy for inclusion of quality captioning universally.

http://captionmatch.com/

info@captionmatch.com

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CaptionMatch Captures Communications

April 21, 2013 Comments Off on CaptionMatch Captures Communications

CCAC is happy to share that a “consumer” organization used CaptionMatch to select a Real Time Captioning (CART) provider for a week long conference recently outside the USA.  The need for access with captioning inclusion is understood well by some organizations!

Where do you next need captioning? All reading. Going to a meeting or conference? Job interview? Ask for it, if you need it to participate, you deserve it.

Find out more  — http://CaptionMatch.com or email to info@captionmatch.com.

Timely planning advised. CCAC created the new online service to make it easier for anyone to ask for any sort of captioning more easily, and to create some concrete support for all the good advocacy done by volunteers regularly. Requests for captioning on CaptionMatch are anonymous (both consumer and provider) until a match is made – until the consumer selects the provider. Then details are exchanged to proceed as usual.

CART in Finland - by Liisa

Read over the FAQ’s on the CaptionMatch site also. It’s also important to know this system, created by generous volunteers, is not to use (yet) on mobile devices – use your laptop of desktop computer please.

What other questions do you have? Cheers for captioning inclusion – captioning captures communications – vital for everyday life. If you are deaf or not, hearing or not, or anything in-between – you know the value of captioning for record-keeping, search engines, translations, and equal communication access.

Local, regional, national or international – we invite you to support CCAC volunteer advocacy by participating and using the new service called CaptionMatch, a clearinghouse. See http://CaptionMatch.com for good information, education, advocacy, and action. 

 

Info@captionmatch.com

ccacaptioning@gmail.com

 

Share Your Story – Captioning Advocacy Matters

April 20, 2013 § 2 Comments

The story behind some good captioning advocacy! 

From CCAC member Melissa —

“(As an employee of a government contractor – not the caption phone company) …I was asked to speak at a Department of Energy (DOE) conference.  During the conference, I happened to go to dinner with all the local people (those that work on the same site as I). I got to sit next to the local DOE Chief Technical Officer and mentioned this service and how I was passionate about the needs of the hard of hearing.
It turns out he has no hearing in his left ear and was ecstatic.  Also at the table were some high level managers.  He turned to them and said “Get it done.”
30 days later, a pilot was on site and now it is available to all on site (11,000 employees).
Personally, this is proof there is never a bad time to share your story…you never know how it will help others who are also struggling in the process.
CCAC – Thanks for all you do!”
Watch the video here:
Thank you Melissa!
(CCAC does not endorse any captioning company, yet starting now, CCAC invites small advertisements on the CCAC website. See our website to learn more, or get in touch by email soon – CCACaptioning@gmail.com)

Here’s a link to the video directly:  http://youtu.be/58aRdJ65JVg

 

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