May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Advocacy = Step by step with Pete and Arlo too!
Time to advocate please – Let’s Talk Captioning! #CAPTIONWORLDNOW
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!
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
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!
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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May 2, 2016 Comments Off on Subtitles for VOD, whose responsibility is it anyway?
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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