PLEASE GO TO THE CCAC WEBSITE TO LEARN A LOT MORE ABOUT CAPTIONING ADVOCACY AND THE CCAC.
GO TO HTTP://CCACAPTIONING.ORG – THE PLACE TO BE FOR CAPTIONING ADVOCACY. ALL VOLUNTEERS, LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL. MAKING CAPTIONING INCLUSION HAPPEN.
THIS IS THE CCAC BLOG, NOT THE WEBSITE.
MANY OTHERS OFFERING BLOGS AND PRESENTATIONS TODAY GOT THEIR START IN THE CCAC! :-) AND BORROW OUR MATERIALS FROM TIME TO TIME. WE HOPE THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THE CCAC AND SAY THANKS.
PLEASE ALSO GO TO MANY NEWER BLOG PAGES. IF YOU WERE DIRECTED HERE BY OTHERS TALKNG ABOUT CCAC, THEIR LINK SHOULD GO TO HTTP://CCACAPTIONING.ORG, NOT THIS BLOG. THANKS!
GO TO CCACBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM FOR ALL THE NEWER CCAC BLOGPOSTS HERE.
CCAC MEBMBERSHIP – A LARGE COMMUNITY WHERE YOU BELONG IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN CAPTIONING, ACCESS, TECHNOLOGY, AND INCLUSION.
JOIN today, free membership. Go to our website by clicking here or on the CCAC blue logo. Individual Membership and also Group (non-profit associations, companies) Organization Friends welcome! See more on the CCAC webpages.
JOIN us if you agree with the CCAC Mission. We are not an open debating society about all things related to hearing loss and deafness. Our mission is to advocate for inclusion of quality speech to text in all places needed (captioning, CART and related speech to text systems).
BE sure to read the CCAC homepage first – lots of good information, articles, resources, links, and more.
JOIN the CCAC, an all volunteer membership organization – all volunteer advocates. CCAC is not selling anything. Membership application on the website. Easy to fill out and submit (see links on left side of homepage).
CCAC is an ADVOCACY Group. CCAC welcomes all – deaf or not, hearing or not; individuals and groups – all who support CCAC mission and goals.
CCAC – the Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning – was created in December 2009 due to a need for new energies to advocate for inclusion of quality captioning universally for all – in all the many places it’s needed.
With a growing population of millions of people who are deafened, have a hearing loss, are deaf, need captioning for other different language and learning styles, the CCAC aims to contribute to inclusion of captioning for as long as it takes. When the CCAC mission is accomplished, we close shop!
CCAC builds bridges; collaborates with many established groups and individuals, across the USA and now globally where there are such important and similar needs. While many good organizations and other groups, primarily with paid employees, advocate for us all – do wonderful education and more – no other group exists with this one focus and one theme for inclusion of quality captioning, is all volunteers, collates good information on captioning advocacy projects, and is grass roots, doing many sorts of advocacy on different levels (asking for captioning where none is there now).
For one example, COAT is a coalition of organizations that had a major success recently – passage of the new legislation for inclusion of captioning in modern telecommunications. CCAC is a collaborative of individuals, all volunteers, with new advocates, seasoned advocates, “consumers” and “providers” together who can build new captioning advocacy projects (we all know this takes time, patience, and persistence). CCAC is proud to participate in COAT also. COAT represents all disabilities. And organizations such as NAD, HLAA, ALDA, Saywhatclub, AGBell and others all have broader aims to advocate for other resources.
CCAC has one focus – advocacy for inclusion of quality captioning. Real time speech to text is our language – it speaks to us all and we need beyond telecommunications – in education, entertainment, employment, government, healthcare, transportation, and many other places. CCAC has an active members’ forum online also. Membership is free for all who use captioning! Go to http://www.ccacaptioning.org
Founder: Lauren E. Storck, deafened, different, and leading the CCAC. Encouraged to have so many members with us as we approach being four! in December 2013. Time flies. In June 2012 CCAC became an official non-profit and now we can really move forward if funding is found with your help too.
Proud of accomplishments of many members, and our networking community. One member says – “why didn’t I know about you before? the CCAC online has been a lifesaver!”
We are just getting started! Any questions? We love to talk :-)