2014 in review

December 30, 2014 Comments Off on 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Dear Friends – this is only for the CCAC blog – we hope you are already a CCAC member to enjoy the Members’ Forum online also, all year long – the place to be for captioning advocacy.  And oh yes, there’s facebook, twitter and linkedin, plus the must – the CCAC webpages!

What does the CCAC and our members do? We advocate…educate…raise awareness for the CCAC mission = inclusion of quality captioning universally! And then what do we do? We advocate…educate…raise awareness for inclusion of quality captioning universally…you belong! And then…there’s still lots to do, join us.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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WHAT CONFERENCES NEED LIVE CAPTIONING IN 2015? LET’S MAKE A LIST AND MAKE IT HAPPEN

December 27, 2014 Comments Off on WHAT CONFERENCES NEED LIVE CAPTIONING IN 2015? LET’S MAKE A LIST AND MAKE IT HAPPEN

CCAC is starting to make a list of large national or international CONFERENCES that need live captioning on a screen for all to use. Please send us your suggestions soon!

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Because…

We’re thinking of finding funds to help up to five conferences in 2015 – to pay for live captioning for their Plenary Session (the opening speakers, up to three hours).

There are SO MANY live events that need to use live captioning – from work meetings, classes, community events, medical appointments, and political debates (very important) to all sorts of conferences, conventions, and congresses.

CCAC has limited funds (donations always welcome http://ccacaptioning.org/donate/) and hopes to start with conferences – to do what we do best – educate, raise awareness, and advocate for inclusion of quality captioning universally. Captioning is our language.

We’re asking for suggestions outside of hearing loss, deaf, deafened and disability conferences please (those already routinely include live captioning).

Technology conferences “should” be including live captioning already also – so many advances in technology and well-funded sponsors for those conferences, so we’ll consider these, yet not with first priority.

EMAIL TO CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

WEBSITE TO JOIN THE CCAC – FIND CAPTIONING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES: HTTP://CCACAPTIONING.ORG

Arlene’s Short Course on Hearing Loss – and Captioning

December 22, 2014 Comments Off on Arlene’s Short Course on Hearing Loss – and Captioning

Arlene does her usual fine job of teaching, caring, and explaining our needs. Hooray for captioning advocacy, globally, and all who take time to listen.

 

CCACaptioning.org – join today – we make it very easy – look forward to talking with you!

Captions for Everyone – A Hearing Point of View

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on Captions for Everyone – A Hearing Point of View

A CCAC member says this – a hearing person – it describes very well how many of us with acquired hearing loss (mild or severe close to deafness) experience quality captioning on media – useful for any captioning advocacy you or we are doing:
“I prefer to watch everything with captions….There’s something about reading a movie that provides a higher level of access for me. I don’t have to strain to make out what people are saying, especially strange or new words like people’s names and names of locations. I …love to experience a movie through its rhetorical or interpretative transcription. I also identify with some of the work on how captioning can benefit some people on the autistic spectrum who use captioning to cut through the sonic clutter and access meaning through a different stream (words instead of or in addition to sound). I’m not autistic, but at times I definitely benefit from having sounds spelled out for me that I had trouble discerning through voice alone.” *
And CCAC says –  this is also why many times, when we are using Live Captioning (CART) at any event or meeting, others come up to us and the professional and ask, “how did you do that? it really helped me also!”
CCAC invites you to JOIN today – why not? If the small membership donation is a hardship, just ask for a waiver. CCAC – The Place 2 B 4 Captioning Advocacy. Go to http://CCACaptioning.org now, find the join tab. Welcome!
If you belong to a hearing loss or deaf or disability group – so do we – you are welcome in the CCAC – share their captioning news – and ask any questions. CCACaptioning@gmail.com
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*from Sean Adenek, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University – thanks Sean!
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What?! No Captions at Movies – Not Right

December 11, 2014 § 5 Comments

A Night at the Movies Part 2.

Reblogging this – don’t know author but sure know the feelings – read on.

CCAC – the place 2 B 4 captioning advocacy!

Join today – from the webpages, http://CCACaptioning.org – email with any questions. Open to all who support the mission – inclusion of quality captioning universally.

We offered to send a CCAC “letter of support” for/with her, if we are contacted.

By the way, yours truly is waiting for weeks for a reply from a local independent cinema (in Massachusetts) for a polite request for captioning. No reply at all yet.  Do we find time to advocate again and again? In spite of all the new laws and happy news (there is progress, for sure), this happens all over the place.

Your thoughts dear readers?

Captions? It ain’t all about movies either :-).

 

Kid Literature – check them out

December 10, 2014 Comments Off on Kid Literature – check them out

About.

We have no idea if they talk about live captioning or media captioning – yet hey – let us know if they do!

Learning – always learning – and disabled or differently abled, we are good 🙂

CCACaptioning.org invites your membership. We have a fantastic membership, growing every day, and what do we do? We ADVOCATE for the CCAC mission: inclusion of quality captioning universally.

Since CCAC was created in December 2009, yes, in five years, there’s a lot of progress for captioning inclusion. But miles and miles to go! Not only in the USA, in the world.

 

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