Advocacy = Step by step with Pete and Arlo too!

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Advocacy = Step by step with Pete and Arlo too!

Time to advocate please – Let’s Talk Captioning! #CAPTIONWORLDNOW
SING IT!

Advocacy for anything is often a long process – never give up, find allies, friends, meaningful collaborations – just do it.

Mega millions of people with hearing loss and millions of others also need and use quality captions for every day life. All media and live events too, need quality captioning (speech to text) and since it’s missing in gross gaps all over the place, please ASK for it where you know it’s needed by you or others.

INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW – LET’S MAKE THE CAPTIONING GARDEN GROW!
JOIN CCACAPTIONING.ORG OR DO IT ANYPLACE YOU CAN – AND THEN TELL US ABOUT IT.

AND YES, A SHAME THIS VIDEO HAS NO CC – IT’S FROM THE 70’S WHEN CC WAS BEING BORN AND IF ANYONE CAN ADD QUALITY CC TO THIS – PLEASE DO AND LET US KNOW.

HERE’S ANOTHER WITH CRAPTIONS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3FkaN0HQgs

CAN YOU FIND A VIDEO OF THIS SONG WITH QUALITY CC? LET US KNOW. MEANWHILE, ADVOCATE ONLINE AND IN PERSON – BEST WISHES AND THANK YOU!

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Let’s Do it!

May 19, 2016 Comments Off on Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Let’s Do it!

I’m sitting in Logan Airport in Boston today and it looks like I have 45 minutes (only! darn) of free wireless connection here in terminal C. Time to type quickly – and a short post about the importance of this day – May 19th – #GAAD

It’s the 5th year of raising awareness about how vital – we say life-saving too – is an accessible web – the world wide web – for all of us.

So much of life is “e-” now – e-learning, communications, shopping banking and importantly, human relationships! For us also, for the CCAC, it’s vital for captioning advocacy, much needed.

A short video we like a lot about this GAAD stuff is here:

And more information here: https://www.w3.org/WAI/perspectives/captions.html

And here: http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

Coincidentally for the CCAC – big news – and also with a salute for this special day, we are in the process of changing our webpages, so chock full of good information – to make them accessible – bear with us as it’s the first time we are using a consultant to help with this. Soon!

CCAACAPTIONING.ORG
CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

LIFE IS ON THE WEB THESE DAYS – ALL MEDIA INCLUDING LIVE EVENTS ONLINE – STREAMING – MUST HAVE QUALITY CAPTIONING – ASK FOR IT AND KEEP ASKING

Open Captions On Broadway!

May 10, 2016 Comments Off on Open Captions On Broadway!

Happy to re-blog Shari’s new experience with live theater captioning – oh yes – ask for it folks – never give up – CCAC will advocate with you. Email us, we love to talk!
CCACaptioning.org – the Place 2 B 4 Captioning Advocacy
All media and Live Events also – quality captioning is the world’s language

CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

TDI – mentioned by Shari below-is one very good place to learn more while you begin your own advocacy. Another different sort of place is a company called Captions Across America. Also, if you know a provider of live event captioning for anything in your aeaa (for meetings, etc.) – ask them if they would advocate with you. c2 is a company in NYC to contact also, and in the UK, there’s the well-known StageText group – check them out. Please use comments here to add your own information. And join the CCAC – we make it easy for you! CCACaptioning.org/join – strength in numbers!

Living With Hearing Loss

I love attending the theater, but with hearing loss it can be challenging. The dialogue moves quickly, performers sometimes speak in heavy accents, and the phrasing of the songs can make it hard to understand what is being said. What a dream it would be if the performances were captioned. Well, it turns out some of them are!

Last week, I attended my first open captioned performance on Broadway. It was wonderful! The show, Tuck Everlasting, was a fun musical set in a magical woods outside a provincial town. It dealt with life and death, and asked the question, “Would you want to live forever?” The dialogue was fun, the sets beautiful, and the 11-year old star a dynamo. And the captions were a huge help. I even saw my husband (no hearing loss) glancing over a few times to pick up a line of dialogue or two that he missed.

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Live, Online, Free, Captioned – from CCAC for YOU

May 2, 2016 Comments Off on Live, Online, Free, Captioned – from CCAC for YOU

Quick Reminder about two events we are happy to be part of. Did someone say “Internet and Society” today? We are society – with you. We use the Internet  – with you. CCAC mission is “inclusion of quality captioning universally.” .

MAY 18:

Webinar:  http://www.hearingloss.org/content/lets-captiontheworld

It’s in the evening EST yet we hope to see many of you with us. Time for questions will be there!

AUGUST 1 an 2:

Caption Studies Conference: http://captionstudies.wou.edu/ is a first! The webpages are all updated regularly. Check out the schedule and the presenters page. Be sure to register soon.

Step by step – CCAC advocates, educates, raises awareness, and keeps doing it. We invite you to join to add your support and energies. We’re all volunteers.

CCACATIONING.ORG

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Subtitles for VOD, whose responsibility is it anyway?

May 2, 2016 Comments Off on Subtitles for VOD, whose responsibility is it anyway?

Thanks for your thoughtful detailed article Dawn – reblogging now, ls for ccacaptioning.org – and will put it into our forum also – hope there’s some good discussion.

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i heart subtitles

UK based charities behind the #SubtitleIt campaign received a letter from Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy. It was not the response that the campaign had hoped for.

Action on Hearing Loss have summarised:

Mr Vaizey has told us that, during autumn 2015, Department for Culture, Media and Sport officials met with platform operators, content providers and broadcasters, and that the discussions gave clarity into the problems limiting the availability of access services and what’s needed to improve provision levels.

The Minister has concluded that a lot has been achieved by broadcasters, content providers and platform operators towards increasing the provision of subtitles, and that “the 2013 commitment is being met”. He states that the introduction of legislation and the prescription of targets “could have a detrimental impact on what the sector has shown it is able to achieve on a voluntary basis”. In…

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