Full Access – Nothing Like It!

April 23, 2015 Comments Off on Full Access – Nothing Like It!

CCAC member learning more about Live Captioning – great report. Thanks Sara! (Send the news to the CCAC forum to). Cheers, LS

Full communication access for all is a many splendid thing, as Sara reports here. Next time we hope they include live captioning for the breakout sessions too, via early planning, finding a sponsor, planning. .

Musings of a Momma

IMG_0199My husband and I traveled to a beautiful MN resort this past weekend.  It was a weekend away, around our 15 year wedding anniversary and we were there to learn.  Chad and I went to a conference called 2015 Collaborative Experience for Parents and Professionals of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing.  This conference was put on by Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing, MN Hands and Voices and a few other organizations.  We arrived Friday afternoon and headed home Sunday afternoon.  It was a weekend of learning, meeting people, laughing and enjoying each other.

While there we learned so much and probably could write a post on each thing I saw and learned I am going to focus this on one point that was brought up at the very end of the day on Sunday.  One of the keynote speakers we had during the weekend was…

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How Closed Captioning Has Helped Millions (and Millions) Learn to Read

April 20, 2015 Comments Off on How Closed Captioning Has Helped Millions (and Millions) Learn to Read

CCAC has reported these studies and similar before, and more are listed on the CCAC webpages, yet – always worth reading! #CaptiontheWorld
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Getting Your Kids to Read

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If your children are watching television without the closed captioning option turned on, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to boost their reading ability. Let me explain.

In 2002, closed captioning was added to Rangoli, an Indian television program of Hindi film songs. Academic and researcher Brij Kothari looked at 13,000 early literate and illiterate people before the captioning was added in 2002 and five years after it was added. Kothari was looking to compare people who had a television and regularly watched Rangoli with people who had a television but did not regularly watch Rangoli. After five years of closed captioning, the results of the study showed its impact on literacy was profound:

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The percentage of school children who became good readers more than doubled, and the percentage of school children who remained illiterate was cut in half with just one hour a week of…

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#CaptiontheWorld – If you Tweet, Use it, Retweet it, Shout About It with the CCAC

April 5, 2015 Comments Off on #CaptiontheWorld – If you Tweet, Use it, Retweet it, Shout About It with the CCAC

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