July 25, 2015 Comments Off on CCAC Celebrates 25 Years of the ADA
CCAC SAYS SPECIAL THANKS TO 25 CCAC MEMBERS FOR THEIR “YES” TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF THE ADA – KUDOS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! (Actually, 26 names as of today).
Tomorrow, July 26 is the actual day of the ADA’s 25th anniversary – since signed into law. May the next 5 years bring us as much progress – we can do it! Access and inclusion. Nothing without us.
CCAC Mission: Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally
Join us – see http://CCACaptioning.org – strength in numbers – fee waived if a hardship for anyone
July 15, 2015 Comments Off on The most fun you can have with a steno machine…
A provider extraordinare talks about Stadium Captioning – thanks Jade, from CCAC – the place 2 B 4 captioning advocacy
http://CCACaptioning.org invites the world to join us soon!
There’s a lot of information online about court reporting, deposition reporting, captioning and CART, but not much about stadium captioning, so I thought I’d put this post up. If you are one of those writers who look at these photos and feel sick (and some people do say that when I post pics of stadium captioning on my Facebook), remember that while stadium captioning is steno at its least controlled, in an environment where anything can happen, you probably won’t die attempting it. Unlike bungee jumping. Statistically, there is a 2-in-1,000,000 chance of dying while bungee jumping, which is probably way higher than the chance of dying while doing stadium captioning.
It’s really just a job like any other, but with added production values and free dinner. There are adverse writing conditions we’re not used to, but once you know what to expect, you might be prepared to give it…
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July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Introducing AccessibleUX.org
Happy to spread the words here – Captioning is a11y (access) and ux (usability) and as many of you know, CCAC aims to be supportive of access and inclusion for all (even with our focus and passion for the CCAC mission – inclusion of quality captioning universally). Best wishes to this new CoP (community of practice). Hey, some might call the CCAC a CoP also :-).
Welcome to AccessibleUX.org, a community of practice joining accessibility and user experience.
Why accessible UX?
Our focus is on people with disabilities and doing what we can to create successful digital experiences for as many people as possible regardless of disability.
The benefits of accessible UX design are felt more widely—people using mobile devices, people who experience situational impairments (for example due to a noisy environments or stress), people who have limited literacy in the language of the site or application, people using low-bandwidth connections.
A successful experience is ultimately what people with disabilities need and want, just like everyone else. Task completion, goal achievement—this goes beyond accessibility as an exercise in technical compliance (not that that isn’t a valuable goal to support accessible UX design).
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reminds us that information and communication technology has enormous potential to reduce the social and economic exclusion experienced…
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July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Why Don’t the Media Care About Hearing Loss? or Captioning?
We welcome comments and discussion here, and invite same in the CCAC forum online – Join the CCAC to keep up to date with what’s happening among hundreds of Captioning advocates globally.