EVERYDAY LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING MATTERS! Hear Gael:

August 23, 2016 § 2 Comments

In her newest article, Gael addresses our needs for LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING. See a quote from her article below. We invite energies to advocate now, to use her good words to create a CCAC CAP – captioning advocacy project – and take it forward. Advocacy is a many-step process. Are you interested?

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From Gael’s article: http://hearinghealthmatters.org/betterhearingconsumer/2016/life-without-captions/#comment-18988 -she says:
“Here’s where captioning would make my life better and easier:
In a store, when the salesperson is ringing up a sale—why do they always seem to say something just as you lean over to punch in your numbers? The captions could show on a little tablet beside the cash register and debit machines.

In-flight service: not the safety demo—I’ve heard so many that I could give it myself if the flight attendant needed a break—but whatever the captain or first officer decide to yammer on about. I can usually catch “..at 39,000 feet…” and hope it means what it usually means. The captain’s captions could appear on the screen in front of my seat. (Airlines, I hope you’re taking notes as you read this!) (CCAC here – the DOT is taking up this idea now, with a lot of input from the CCAC and many other hearing loss and related groups; we sure hope they make progress on this during our lifetime!)

Grocery store announcements—what special am I missing out on? I want the same notice that there’s a 2-for-1 coconut milk special as everyone else. LED screens at the end of each aisle would be awesome. And as for what the cashier is saying, see the first point above.

We love captioning. Life without it puts us off-track, confuses us and exhausts us. Sometimes we just throw up our hands and tune out. But when it is available, we use it and are grateful. Now, we want more of it, in more places.”

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§ 2 Responses to EVERYDAY LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING MATTERS! Hear Gael:

  • Thank you CCAC. Like Gael, I watched the Olympics, trying to peer around the captions to read the statistics. I might as well have turned them off. They were terrible! Worse than the captions on local news from Albany. Keep working for us! We need captions.

    • ls says:

      Thanks for your input KB – that sounds awful for you and others.
      The very best things to do now please are at least these two:
      a. contact your local TV station and open a conversation about the issue. They can advise you how to contact their national headquarters and perhaps the company that did captioning.
      b. also, report the concerns to the FCC as soon as possible now please, with all details. These standards and quality issues are diverse, numerous, and complicated and it is important to voice them to the FCC also (who is working on standards now we are told and asks all the time for more viewer information).

      As is says on the CCAC webpage for ADVOCACY…report to the FCC – there’s a simple online form – https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us#sthash.jQf6OdOp.dpuf

      In addition, we’d welcome this message in the CCAC Members’ Forum online – if you are a member of the CCAC, bring it to the CCAC community and perhaps facilitate a team to work with you.
      Cheers for Quality Captioning!

      CCACACAPTIONING.ORG
      CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM
      CCAC Mission = Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally

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