CCAC CARES – AIR TRAVEL ACCESS ADVOCACY FLYING AGAIN
November 26, 2015 Comments Off on CCAC CARES – AIR TRAVEL ACCESS ADVOCACY FLYING AGAIN
CCAC HAS BEEN ADVOCATING FOR AIR TRAVEL ACCESS WITH CAPTIONING SINCE 2010, along with many others. The TRANSPORTATION advocacy page on the CCAC web under “Resources” has a lot more current information, the Flyer, and your invitation to help via the CCAC – or however you like to advocate! Let’s see this FLY again. Access for all.
JOIN the TEAM for this project now. The Flyer needs an update, and yes, our advocacy is broader than one airline for on-board entertainment. We include asking for airport communication access – announcements about boarding by text, and announcements in the air also, by text, all of them. Email CCACaptioning@gmail.com to join the team – your voices needed.
CCAC TEAM FOR AIR TRAVEL ACCESS ready to brainstorm about next steps. New team meeting next week, real time, online. You’re invited.
Letter to DOT in March 2010 on the Transportation advocacy page, see link above.
Spreadsheet can be found on same page with information on many airlines that do or don’t caption. Will publish updates, with your input too. (Thanks Rachel!)
CCAC Flyer here using Senator Harkin’s proposed legislation. Next step? New Congressional interest? Which Congressperson will you talk to?
On Twitter – Nyle DiMarco – deaf model – complained to American Airlines. The response from AA saying, essentially, they don’t do captioning – not right and getting lots of attention this week, thanks to @nyledimarco!
On Twitter – Also a new hashtag called #deafintheair – good to follow it – nice to see this new advocacy too!
NAD and HLAA and the “beltway” groups no doubt will talk to the US Department of Transportation again soon. CCAC listening, here to help.
There are suggestions that airlines will drag on this and expect that folks will bring their own downloads with captioning. Not easy for many to do! As long as we pay the same prices, we ask for and deserve equal communication access.
CCACAPTIONING.ORG – unique official non-profit for Captioning Advocacy – Captions are the world’s language (not only for deaf/hoh). CCAC — citizen volunteers, organization friends, and others who support the Mission. Join us.
If you wish to contact the US DOT, here’s info from CCAC member Don’s own blog. “…
U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings
Aviation Consumer Protection Division
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: (202) 366-2220
TTY/Assistive Device: (202) 366-0511
8:30am-5:00pm ET, M-F
Note from DOT:
The complainant should provide:
The implementation of Closed Captioning in in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems continues to be a major issue. DOT is expected to weigh in on the matter after December 2015.”