CAPTIONS CAPTURE THE VOTES! SUCCESS IN OHIO, THANK YOU LWV!

September 8, 2014 Comments Off on CAPTIONS CAPTURE THE VOTES! SUCCESS IN OHIO, THANK YOU LWV!

SUCCESS! CAPTIONS CAPTURE THE VOTES!
We are very happy to announce that the League of Women Voters in Ohio (LWV) is including live captioning for the first time this year, for a candidates’ event in Cincinnati this month –  as a result of the CCAC captioning advocacy campaign this election year.
September 22, in Cincinnati – tell all your friends in the area.
As far as we know, this will also be the first event, anyplace in the USA, that will have live captioning for an election event. (2nd one will be in Arizona later this month.  If there are others, we don’t know about them yet. Let us know.
First step of captioning advocacy here (after all the communications distributed about the campaign for months) was in inquiry from them with several good emails. Education about what was needed there with three people was fairly easy due to genuine interest, and someone who understands that many voters have trouble hearing in some large rooms.
We helped them find a professional to do on-site CART (via CaptionMatch outreach).;
And it’s especially gratifying that a new group, outside of “deaf/hoh” agencies is trying this, and a group that is non-partisan, and aims to educate for all elections around the USA with information voters need for all candidates. We hope to see this expand to other states.
Their flyer is attached. Tell your circles with pride that your membership in the CCAC is worthwhile because the CCAC does some creative work in new ways, is open to communications with many others, and gains ideas and energies from being an official non-profit organization with one focus, captioning advocacy for access and inclusion. Thanks everyone. (Not a member yet? Please join from our CCAC website, http://CCACaptioning.org).
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