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?
If not one of these good items, then read about CCAC ongoing advocacy here and get in touch with any questions, ideas, suggestions, energies! http://ccacaptioning.org/ccac-advocacy/
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.”
August 21, 2016 § Leave a comment
ALSO, see many CCAC blogposts over recent years, the CCAC webpages, as well as all CCAC videos on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCACORG/videos
CCAC MISSION – INCLUSION OF QUALITY CAPTIONING UNIVERSALLY
JOIN US! HTTP://CCACAPTIONING.ORG TO LEARN MORE
NEW: Join the #NoMoreCRAPtions campaign being launched this September 25th by YouTuber and blogger Rikki Poynter. Ask YouTubers for human-edited captions, not auto-generated CRAPtions.
July 16, 2016 Comments Off on CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & ATTENDEES: SEE THIS
ALL CONFERENCES – large and small – please consider these important accessibility items
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)
CCAC = PLACE 2 B 4 CAPTIONING ADVOCACY
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.
June 9, 2016 Comments Off on AIR TRAVEL ACCESS CONTINUES! HEAR THIS AMERICAN AIRLINES
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