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Is Your University or College Captioning Their Commencement Ceremonies?

If not, you may want to encourage them to do so.  The process is simple, and it provides accessibility to…

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Do Subtitles Fulfill the FCC Requirement for Closed Captioning?

Apparently, they do.  Per the FCC website, they state:  "Subtitles in Lieu of Captioning The rules provide that open captioning…

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Is the Quality of Captions Important? The FCC Has Failed to Mandate Quality Requirements

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has implemented numerous closed-captioning mandates to make television more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers,…

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Understanding the Differences Between Roll-Up Captioning, Pop-on Captioning, and Subtitling

One of the number-one questions I get from prospective clients or even friends is the question: What is the difference…

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Blu-ray Disc: What's New with Subtitling & Closed Captioning for Blu-ray

Since Blu-ray is now accepted (for the most part) as the new HD disc format standard, many questions have come…

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Subtitling the Hearing Everett Project

I usually don’t write about specific projects we work on, but the “Hearing Everett” project was particularly moving. One of…

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The Importance of Consistent Time Code: DVD/Blu-ray Disc Authoring

This past week, I felt how important time code was when authoring captions and subtitles to DVD and Blu-ray Disc…

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Who Contracts Closed Captioning Services?

TV Stations/Networks TV stations and networks that produce their own programming are responsible for contracting closed captioning services if they…

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The People Who Make Captions Happen

Caption editor This is an offline captioning term, referring to the person who takes the transcript and turns it into…

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The Way to Accurate Closed Captions

What Does Verbatim Mean? In Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary it states that verbatim means: In the exact words: word for word…

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