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The Importance of Verbatim Closed Captioning

This weekend I had the privilege of attending a wedding where the bride is hearing and the groom is deaf.…

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Precious Memories Preserved and Accessible for All

I come from an average-sized family, but my extended family is very large. My grandfather, now in his mid-80s, has…

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Closed Captions Hit Home

My grandfather is a soft-spoken former Marine and my father has carried on the tradition of both soft-spoken tendencies as…

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Closed Captions: They’re Not Just for my Grandpa

What you see here is a photo of the television in my family room. Notice anything interesting? Give up? Okay,…

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Are Your Closed Captions Shouting at You?

Many people today associate text written in all capital letters as text that is meant to be SHOUTED AT YOU!…

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Closed Captioning Improves Literacy in Children (and Adults!)

The statistics are astounding: 42 million American adults are illiterate and 50 million are unable to read higher than a…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Too Love Closed Captions

I find that most producers and television stations don't really love the idea of captions.  In fact, they often find…

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Sony and Aberdeen to Demonstrate First Application of File-based Closed Captioning at NAB

Sony Electronics and Aberdeen Captioning along with software developer CPC have joined forces to develop the first file-based closed-captioning system…

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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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