Let’s Talk Captioning! New Video

June 16, 2015 Comments Off on Let’s Talk Captioning! New Video

Video about Captioning Advocacy hot off the press today:


CCAC – the place to be for Captioning Advocacy


June 16 We Talk Captioning -Come Along on Twitter with AXSChat Hosts

June 15, 2015 Comments Off on June 16 We Talk Captioning -Come Along on Twitter with AXSChat Hosts

Chat Questions for tomorrow’s discussion.

Read more here: AXSChat.com


here: https://twitter.com/AXSChat/status/610385944714313728


here: http://axschat.com/schedule-of-events/


It’s about time, past time, needs must! Captioning is the world’s language. It’s not only for deaf, deafened and people with hearing loss (though mega-millions of us refuse to be “left out” any longer).





EDUCATION – Live Captioning Job Opening

June 15, 2015 Comments Off on EDUCATION – Live Captioning Job Opening

From a CCAC member – CART job opening – Hooray for access and inclusion with quality live captioning for all students who need it, want it, and deserve it.

Education is a many-splendid thing! #CaptiontheWorld

Good News!!!  There is still time to apply!  The University of Wisconsin staff CART provider position recruitment has been extended until July 8, 2015!

Join the University of Wisconsin, McBurney Disability Resource Center Deaf and Hard of Hearing team. Learn something new every day!  We provide captioning to approximately 30 Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students.  We have one of the largest CART teams in the country and are growing quickly!  We employ 7 staff and hourly CART providers.  We work in classes from Anthropology to Zoology for students working on bachelors to PhDs!


CART providers at UW-Madison receive a full State of Wisconsin benefits package which includes, paid time off (generous vacation time, personal holiday, and paid legal holidays), insurance options (health, life, and dental), retirement plan options (State of Wisconsin Retirement System, Deferred Compensation, Tax-Sheltered Annuity) and professional development opportunities!  All CART equipment and software is provided.


Application materials due July 8, 2015.
View our full job description




Sarah Falsey RPR, CRR, CCP
Lead Captioner and Coordinator
CART Provider
University of Wisconsin-Madison
McBurney Disability Resource Center
702 W. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53715
608-263-2741 (Voice-Front Desk Number)
608-225-7956 (Front Desk Text Number)
608-229-1289 (Video Phone)
608-265-2998 (Fax)

Online Tuesday June 16 – All invited – Captioning and Technology Matters

June 15, 2015 Comments Off on Online Tuesday June 16 – All invited – Captioning and Technology Matters


See https://twitter.com/AXSChat/status/610385944714313728 – All invited.



My favourite Deaf/HOH related blogs!

June 15, 2015 § 2 Comments


We are introduced to this blogger today – and happy to re-blog her useful listing. CCAC has one mission – Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally. At the same time, while captioning serves so many millions, the majority of our members and fans, followers, and friends have a hearing loss, are deafened, or deaf. Join the CCAC also – the more the better to #CaptiontheWolrd. Go to http://CCACaptioning.org to learn more.
(Please note that the suggested donation is waived if a hardship for anyone. All revenue goes solely for captioning advocacy. CCAC is an official 501(c)3 non-profit and all volunteers. We advocate locally, nationally, and internationally. Hope to talk with you all soon.)

Originally posted on Day in the life of a deafie:

Before I started blogging, I only knew very few Deaf/HOH related blogs and ever since this and my Twitter page started, it opened a whole new door for me! After weeks of reading through blogs, posting on Facebook and Twitter, I have finally shortlisted my top ’20’ Deaf/HOH related blogs! Hope you’ll find something of interest to read.

So, I went from all these lovely blogs…

Deaf/HOH related blogs

…To my final 20!

#1 – Limping Chicken

My favourite place to check out all the latest deaf news and blogs, it’s the ‘most popular deaf blog in the world’!

Limping Chicken's Blog

#2 – Charlie Swinbourne

Deaf Journalist, Scriptwriter and Photographer… this blog is a fantastic insight into his life and I’m loving his award-winning short film! Have you seen it?

Charlie Swinbourne's Blog

#3 – Deaf Expressions

Although this blog is written in relation to ASL, it’s humorous and engaging! I can relate to a lot of things that…

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Full Access – Nothing Like It!

April 23, 2015 Comments Off on Full Access – Nothing Like It!


CCAC member learning more about Live Captioning – great report. Thanks Sara! (Send the news to the CCAC forum to). Cheers, LS

Full communication access for all is a many splendid thing, as Sara reports here. Next time we hope they include live captioning for the breakout sessions too, via early planning, finding a sponsor, planning. .

Originally posted on Musings of a Momma:

IMG_0199My husband and I traveled to a beautiful MN resort this past weekend.  It was a weekend away, around our 15 year wedding anniversary and we were there to learn.  Chad and I went to a conference called 2015 Collaborative Experience for Parents and Professionals of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing.  This conference was put on by Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing, MN Hands and Voices and a few other organizations.  We arrived Friday afternoon and headed home Sunday afternoon.  It was a weekend of learning, meeting people, laughing and enjoying each other.

While there we learned so much and probably could write a post on each thing I saw and learned I am going to focus this on one point that was brought up at the very end of the day on Sunday.  One of the keynote speakers we had during the weekend was…

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How Closed Captioning Has Helped Millions (and Millions) Learn to Read

April 20, 2015 Comments Off on How Closed Captioning Has Helped Millions (and Millions) Learn to Read


CCAC has reported these studies and similar before, and more are listed on the CCAC webpages, yet – always worth reading! #CaptiontheWorld
Join http://CCACaptioning.org
CCAC mission and passion – Inclusion of quality captioning universally

Originally posted on Getting Your Kids to Read:


If your children are watching television without the closed captioning option turned on, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to boost their reading ability. Let me explain.

In 2002, closed captioning was added to Rangoli, an Indian television program of Hindi film songs. Academic and researcher Brij Kothari looked at 13,000 early literate and illiterate people before the captioning was added in 2002 and five years after it was added. Kothari was looking to compare people who had a television and regularly watched Rangoli with people who had a television but did not regularly watch Rangoli. After five years of closed captioning, the results of the study showed its impact on literacy was profound:


The percentage of school children who became good readers more than doubled, and the percentage of school children who remained illiterate was cut in half with just one hour a week of…

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