CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & ATTENDEES: SEE THIS

July 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

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

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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

 

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

BENEFITS – JOYS! – OF CAPTION INCLUSION

June 20, 2016 Comments Off on BENEFITS – JOYS! – OF CAPTION INCLUSION

TIME TO REMIND YOU -AND PASS THIS ALONG

Sing it! All media and live events benefit from quality captioning. Most of below apply to both live captioning for any event, meeting, consultation, conference, webinar, etc. and to all sorts of media (video, DVD, cinema, gaming, television, radio).

CCAC list of benefits since 2012 grows and grows! Use it, add your own and tell us:

1. Learning to read—with text, in the classroom, on television, and online. Literacy gets a boost with captions on.

2. Learning a new language with captions on.

3. Translation for other audiences in other languages possible with quality captioning.

4. Immediate written transcript—with no need for a note-taker or flawless memory.

5.  Employed or working in other situations where there are different accents, poor acoustics, or mumbling visitors—we’re told it boosts productivity.

6. Managing good lives with different learning and listening styles— autism, tinnitus, auditory perceptual differences and people with other disabilities

7. In business and want to reach wider markets—for search engine optimization, captioning is a vital ingredient to maximize readership and do business online.

The “power of captioning” is a compelling concept.

8. Used by so many in noisy areas (sports bars, crowded public places like airports, etc.).

9  Used by many in quiet areas! (library viewing, at home too).

10 And – of course – to create access for people with hearing loss, who are deafened, or deaf, and also for many deaf-blind who still can use captions.

See also this older blogpost:https://ccacblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/captions-not-only-for-deaf-hear-us-roar/ and be sure to send us additions to this great list.

Another partial list from Australia, formatted clearly and visually attractive, see http://www.capthat.com.au/benefits-captionshttp://www.capthat.com.au/benefits-captions and note the references included. CCAC is interested in any data connected to these benefits. There’s some research in Hawaii and India, and also substantial good narrative data (see CCAC articles and research on the CCAC website).

As captioning inclusion grows, there are still gigantic gaps all over the place. That’s why the CCAC exists – and your voice and membership is needed.

CCACAPTIONING.ORG invites you.

CCACaptioning@gmail.com

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AIR TRAVEL ACCESS CONTINUES! HEAR THIS AMERICAN AIRLINES

June 9, 2016 Comments Off on AIR TRAVEL ACCESS CONTINUES! HEAR THIS AMERICAN AIRLINES

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We pay the same to fly any airline as any “hearing” person. We enjoy In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) the same as any hearing person IF THERE IS ACCESS WITH QUALITY CAPTIONING FOR US ALL.

CCAC advocates for Air Travel Access for several years. It’s a slow process. Currently, the Department of Transportation (USA) is discussing many aspects of this need – IFE and also, we hope and have encouraged them – discussing live text for airport announcements.

There are many ways we advocate, e.g. from CCAC leadership to government directly, to their consultants, to our representatives, on social media and other online communications. We join others in their personal and individual advocacy too, as well as other groups. If we have not talked yet, get in touch. Strength in numbers and in good collaborations.

This week a captioning advocate asked CCAC to join his campaign to American Airlines which we are happy to hear about and participate in – collaborate with.  On his flight this week between NY and Austin, American Air had no films with CC.

He and we continue seeking solutions from American Airlines ASAP. We invite you to contact them on Twitter or any other way you prefer. @AmericanAirlines

Coincidentally today (June 9) a family member of mine flew from Seattle to NY on American. No captions at all.

Read more on the CCAC website here: http://ccacaptioning.org/captioning-transportation/

Captioning is not only for millions of people with hearing loss and deafness who travel, but also for so many others who deserve equal communication access! Examples include non-English speakers and good people with many differences who use captioning too.

We also hope you JOIN the actual CCAC official non-profit very soon! We are all volunteers and our membership needs you too. Join from the website, CCACaptioning.org – CCAC is the Place 2 B 4 Captioning Advocacy

CCACaptioning@gmail.com

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REGISTRATION OPEN! CAPTION STUDIES CON AUG 1-2 2016

June 6, 2016 Comments Off on REGISTRATION OPEN! CAPTION STUDIES CON AUG 1-2 2016

THIS IS THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF IT’S KIND! YOU ARE INVITED TO REGISTER NOW AND SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR NETWORKS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN CAPTIONING TOO – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING TO LOVE AND USE CAPTIONING!

All information about the Con is here: CAPTIONSTUDIES.WOU.EDU
It’s Free, all Online, and Captioned too.
REGISTER NOW USING THIS LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wrt3nZWYz-U_d2Ti3_8DKzr54DTIPMYHiABPNUSzzag/viewform?c=0&w=1
CCAC is very proud to be one of the sponsors of this exciting event and in fact, we are jumping for joy – see you online Augusst 1 and 2. Let’s Talk Captioning!

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

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!

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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