Celebrate Captioning Happening with the CCAC

February 26, 2015 Comments Off on Celebrate Captioning Happening with the CCAC

CCAC is so busy making captioning happen that we don’t have time to write a new post! Yet we hope you find this short one good enough to re-blog and share in your own networks, newsletters, and more – around the world.


CCAC has awarded funds to three Conferences in recent days so they can include live captioning! Our programs remind conference organizers that access with quality live captioning creates access and inclusion – and it’s vital.

CCAC contributed to a February 2015 huge women’s conference!

photo of Women's Conference with captioning on bottom of large screen on stage

Huge screen on left shows live captioning.

And to a March event online with captioning – for a diverse technology group of young folks and others who want to help others enter technology careers.

And just approved a September 2015 event that offers live captioning for a wonderful outdoor week with meetings/group discussion in the evenings (to be captioned, with CCAC funds contributing).

More about these events and the two CCAC programs here: contribute and participate!  Read http://ccacaptioning.org/ccac-sponsorship-for-cart-a-new-captioning-advocacy-program/

CCAC speaks captioning!

http://CCACaptioning.org – the place 2 b 4 captioning advoacy

email CCACaptioning@gmail.com

Making captioning happen!

Special THANKS to all who contribute and also join the CCAC. See webpages.

TEXT LANGUAGE – Strong, Solid, Meaningful

January 27, 2015 § 1 Comment

Speech to Text (STT) is a global term to describe all captioning, subtitles, text interpreting, and CART (live captioning).

New – how about TEXT LANGUAGE- what do you think?



The problem with speech to text is that it’s historically used for dictation – a one-person thing – one person talking to herself more or less. Captioning is so much more than that – it’s conversation, communication, relationship!

Text Language has a nice ring to it – strong, solid, meaningful.

Did we say we like Text Language  – TL – tell us your thoughts too.

CCACaptioning.org – the place to be for captioning advocacy



Captions for Everyone – A Hearing Point of View

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on Captions for Everyone – A Hearing Point of View

A CCAC member says this – a hearing person – it describes very well how many of us with acquired hearing loss (mild or severe close to deafness) experience quality captioning on media – useful for any captioning advocacy you or we are doing:
“I prefer to watch everything with captions….There’s something about reading a movie that provides a higher level of access for me. I don’t have to strain to make out what people are saying, especially strange or new words like people’s names and names of locations. I …love to experience a movie through its rhetorical or interpretative transcription. I also identify with some of the work on how captioning can benefit some people on the autistic spectrum who use captioning to cut through the sonic clutter and access meaning through a different stream (words instead of or in addition to sound). I’m not autistic, but at times I definitely benefit from having sounds spelled out for me that I had trouble discerning through voice alone.” *
And CCAC says –  this is also why many times, when we are using Live Captioning (CART) at any event or meeting, others come up to us and the professional and ask, “how did you do that? it really helped me also!”
CCAC invites you to JOIN today – why not? If the small membership donation is a hardship, just ask for a waiver. CCAC – The Place 2 B 4 Captioning Advocacy. Go to http://CCACaptioning.org now, find the join tab. Welcome!
If you belong to a hearing loss or deaf or disability group – so do we – you are welcome in the CCAC – share their captioning news – and ask any questions. CCACaptioning@gmail.com
image of key and text says "language is key"
*from Sean Adenek, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University – thanks Sean!

Success in “Captions Capture the Votes” in Oregon, thanks Rep. Sara Gelser!

August 25, 2014 § 3 Comments

CCAC volunteers have been working for months to educate, raise awareness, and advocate for QUALITY CAPTIONING to be used for all the many election year 2014 campaign ads on the Internet, and we also advocate for a live campaign event with live captioning for all in the audience.

Watch this especially popular one – all for a good cause:

We are happy to say thanks today to one candidate – as follows:

THANK YOU STATE REP. SARA GELSER  (Sara Acres Gelser) for inclusion of quality captioning! We count this as a  campaign video online since you are in the middle of a re-election campaign in the great state of Oregon!

Your video with good CAPTIONING is partially due to the CCAC campaign, Captions Capture the Votes) and our friends in Oregon e.g. Karen Brockett, and our conversations with you. 

We know you understand the needs of people with differences and our rights for access and inclusion.

Dear Representative Sara – we wish all candidates in every State followed your example. If you have a live event with live CAPTIONING or need help to arrange it get in touch. Best wishes for your campaign in Oregon.

Cheers Lauren/CCAC

JOIN and support the one and only CCAC – go to http://CCACaptioning.org to learn more. We are hundreds of citizen advocates, all volunteers, who know the value and vitality of quality captioning (subtitles, speech-to-text) – the world’s language!

http://ccacaptioning.org/donate/ if you care to pour some ice or warm water over your head and also make a contribution to the CCAC, thanks if you do!


August 9, 2014 § 4 Comments

CAPTIONING – there are many ways to shout about the vitality and necessity and wonderfulness of captioning – yet we continue to meet people that really don’t know what we are talking about!  Honestly – they are not sure what it is….


WE continue to search for phrases that will catch attention e.g Captioning Communicates or Captioning Captures the Words.  This is our newest! Captioning is an eye-opener!

SOME friends and others talk only about “subtitles” for movies and television. Some know that captions are very similar to subtitles, and some know that we need them on all Internet media now also (all videos).

SOME have read about “live” or “realtime” captioning – or “speech-to-text” yet have never yet seen it live – have no local place to see RTC (also called CART, CART Captioning, Text Interpreting and also STTR in various different counties) in action.

WHO are these “some” and “we” we’re part of and concerned about? Mega-millions globally! We need quality captioning for access and inclusion due to hearing loss, deafness, tinnitus, different learning styles, visual learners, language learners, for translations globally, and for many others who prefer quality captioning in all noisy situations (e.g. sports bars) and also in quiet situations (medical center waiting rooms with the TV on all the time). Mega-millions!

LET”S hear your story —

WHERE and why and when do you have the captions on? Where was the first time you saw live captioning?

CAPTIONING is an eye-opener! Why? It brings us back into communications and relationships – that’s life and that’s what is healthy for all.



Must Read! Hearing folks tell CCAC how they use Captioning!

June 18, 2014 Comments Off on Must Read! Hearing folks tell CCAC how they use Captioning!

  • CCAC is a captioning advocacy group!

    Must read! all the replies to this posting so far, see below and add yours:

    Did you know? 80% of people using closed captions had no hearing impairment at all. Why captioning makes good sense for everyone.

    Did You Know? 80 Percent of People Who Use Closed Captions Have No Hearing Impairment – see report on this link – http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/accessservs/summary/access.pdf

    JOIN the CCAC – tell the world to Caption Universally!

    http://CCACaptioning.org invites you

    REMINDER: Captioning not only for TV – for All Media Online! and for millions, realtime Captioning, live, requried for conferences, meetings, webinars, school, work, and more – theater, lectures, social events…it can be done! Important to ask for it and ask again. Need help? Join the CCAC.

Why Caption?

April 27, 2014 § 1 Comment

Why Caption? It’s the language of mega-millions of people globally.  It really is!



The Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning, the CCAC,  sees several new energies interested in the value of captioning inclusion – among many individuals, non-profits and commercial ventures as well, since the CCAC was created in December 2009.  By this December of 2014, with five years of volunteers’ efforts, it seems that the world may be learning much more and catching up with the CCAC mission!

CCAC Mission – Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally.

Of course it’s not only due to the CCAC, not at all. For about three decades, good folks and other groups have asked for the same, in different ways, on different levels, for different things, and with varying degrees of “loudness” and some good success also!

CCAC, the Mother Organization of Captioning Advocacy. First and still unique due to (a) sole focus on captioning education, raising awareness, and captioning advocacy, (b) all volunteers, (c) official non-profit organization, and (d) doing advocacy locally, nationally, and internationally. Saluting our membership, friends, and all who nourish so many others also striving to caption the world for equality and inclusion.

CCAC, created at the end of 2009, achieved 501(c)(3) status in 2012-2013, now with hundreds of actual members, thousands more on social media, and welcoming new members and supporters regularly.

We invite all others, individuals and groups, to join and work with the CCAC – together, a vision of a captioned world may become a reality faster, sooner, in our lifetimes!

Say it any way you like – caption the world,  billions word march, one word at a time, subtitles rock, we love captioning, speech-to-text is next, text interpreting is inclusion, caption everything, caption up, caption access, subtitles now, communication access, captioning is action, you get the idea :-).

Captioning communicates. The CCAC – The place to be for Captioning Advocacy. Your membership is invited. If you care about equality, and captioning for all, join us. Go to the CCAC webpages to read more, and then click here:  http://ccacaptioning.org/join/


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