CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & ATTENDEES: SEE THIS

July 16, 2016 Comments Off on CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & ATTENDEES: SEE THIS

ALL CONFERENCES – large and small – please consider these important accessibility items

Remember:
1. most deaf/hoh do not use sign language
2. captioning serves so many in any audience, not only deaf/hoh
3. CCAC offers Grants to help conferences begin to use Live Event Captioning – see eligibility guidelines on CCACaptioning.org webpages (Free CART)

Pay attention:

CCAC = PLACE 2 B 4 CAPTIONING ADVOCACY
CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE SOON!

July 14, 2016 Comments Off on CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE SOON!

DRUM ROLL – HEAR THIS – LISTEN UP – WHAT?

CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE AUGUST 1 AND 2

ONLINE FREE AND CAPTIONED TOO

DON’T WAIT OR HESITATE

DON’T BE LATE OR MISS THE DATE

bubble (like a caption bubble) yet instead of text, shows varieties of humans

REGISTER NOW AND TUNE IN FROM ANYPLACE ON THE DAYS

MAKE NOTE OF CONFERENCE TIME ZONE (PDT) AND YOUR OWN

FIRST CONFERENCE LIKE THIS EVER!

HAPPY TO BE PART OF IT WITH MANY CCAC MEMBERS AND OTHERS WITH THANKS TO CCAC MEMBER GZ WHO IS CONFERENCE CHAIR, WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY, STRADA CAPTIONING, AND ALL OTHERS INVOLVED AND PRESENTING

GO TO CAPTIONSTUDIES.WOU.EDU now to read about IT, see the two day schedule, presenters page, and find the easy to submit REGISTRATION FORM

CCACAPTIONING.ORG – PLACE TO BE FOR CAPTIONING ADVOCACY

ANY QUESTIONS? CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM

 

CCAC Logo with words Caption Universally

 

REMEMBER THIS: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DEAF TO LOVE CAPTIONING!

CHANGING THOSE CAPTIONING OPTIONS!

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on CHANGING THOSE CAPTIONING OPTIONS!

EVERY DAY in every way we aim to find – have – enjoy – equal communication access and for many of us – millions – it’s quality captioning we can use. This post is about Media captioning online.

Breaking news is important for all of us to have access to. Videos and live broadcasts online must have quality captioning. The law (e.g. in the USA for TV also online) is that CC is required. Yet many times it takes a strong persistence to figure out how to turn it on (yes really, it’s not always a visible “cc” on the bottom of the screen) and then to adjust it.

Options to adjust it vary – font size, text color, background color, and more. Here’s my effort today to be able to read and use the online news as comfortably as people without hearing differences:

Image from computer screen of news online program with captioning lines now changed to black text on yellow background so we can see the captions that were earlier impossible to read being white text on transparent background on top of large banner on bottom of screen from news channel

I opened MSNBC. Good news is that videos are all captioned (as required by law) yet at first CC was totally unreadable due to white text on transparent background that was placed right on top of the banner text along bottom of screen. Impossible.

With 4 clicks – yes four – I changed it to the following:
1. click on CC
2. my CC already ON – click on color of text
3. click on color of background
4. click on apply

In the CCAC Members’ Forum the other day we were talking about similar issues for YouTube videos, especially now with the new system YT/Google seems to be using. Check out the options everyone!

JOIN us in the CCAC – your membership is invited! Go to
http://ccacaptioning.org/join/

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