May 28, 2015 Comments Off on Captioning Advocacy – Sing it with the CCAC
Captioning is a solution for inclusion of mega-mega-millions of us, globally, not only with hearing loss or deafness, but for many other good reasons.
Captioning must be there for “everyone” in any audience, and it’s a “universal” solution since it serves so many others too (see above). CCAC has said this for 5 years (since day one of the CCAC) and has inspired others also to say the same.
Of course some people who are blind or have other needs will not use captioning and will require other resources (and many low vision people do want and use captioning also, they are members also in the CCAC).
The important point is that many in any audience will use captioning, if not for everything all speakers say or do (or use media captioning), but for part of it or in many common situations where it’s needed (even by hearing people, e.g. noisy places, or not wanting to use audio in order not to disturb others, and more).
In a perfect world, all we mega-millions would have a combination of all the various and coming-soon technologies at low cost to try and use in all places. Until then, sing it – CCAC mission = Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally
http://CCACaptioning.org – Join, what are you waiting for?
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May 11, 2015 Comments Off on Captioning Matters – You are invited!
Dear CCAC friends, members, subscribers, fans, followers, and anyone reading,
Have you invited some or all of your other networks to JOIN the CCAC lately? Numbers count, and we welcome and need new energies for the advocacy we do regularly, new ideas and action plans too.
If someone is unemployed, or if the joining donation is a hardship, a smaller amount is fine or it can be waived with a request via email. How about the below to copy and distribute? Or use your own words. Put this on the “cc” line of your email if you feel it’s appropriate (firstname.lastname@example.org
I belong to a great Captioning Advocacy non-profit organization called the CCAC – the Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning, and you are invited to join us. Your active or quiet participation will mean more voices together that will influence change we need – quality captioning (subtitles) that are missing in too many places in the USA and all over the world.
Millions of us need quality captioning for all media, not only the cinema, but also in theaters, and especially important, for all the videos online today.
We also ask for quality captioning for live events, meetings, conferences, consultations, appointments, work matters, and anyplace where it’s impossible for us to contribute fully without full captioning (speech to text provided by a qualified professional because the machine systems don’t work well enough).
Many CCAC members have a hearing loss, many use captions for other good reasons, and others in the CCAC don’t need captioning yet understand and support our efforts. Many belong to several groups. CCAC is unique in several ways, and has only one mission – inclusion of quality captioning universally.
We have a large international community, meet online 24/7 and you can read about all the advocacy accomplished on the website’s other pages. As you know, volunteer groups always welcome new interest.
To join, go to http://ccacaptioning.org/join/, and the suggested donation can be reduced or waived if you are unemployed or it’s a hardship for any reason. CCAC will also, if you wish, reduce or waive the donation if you belong to a hearing loss, deaf, or disability group.
Let me know if you want to chat about this. CCAC also invites organizational friends, and is always interested in collaborations for access and inclusion. Your other groups may want to join that way. Information here: http://ccacaptioning.org/friends-organizational/
Let me know if you send this out please – here or by email to CCACaptioning@gmail.com