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Sign World TV provides accessible TV for people with hearing loss

Sign World TV provides accessible TV for people with hearing loss A company called Sign World TV is preparing to offer “TV over the Internet” that is fully accessible to people with a hearing loss. All programming will be captioned and signed. They are also looking for ideas for programming from deaf and hard-of-hearing people. They will start broadcasting on ...

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Captioned FCC Forum

Captioned FCC Forum April 2000 Editor: Awhile ago we published a short article on internet captioning and promised that we would keep an eye on this emerging technology. The first application I’ve seen is a public forum by the FCC on April 28, 2000. In their press release, they asked for our opinion of this technology, so I sent them ...

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MAGpie Facilitates Free Captioning of Internet Video

MAGpie Facilitates Free Captioning of Internet Video MAGpie is a tool produced by WGBH in Boston that facilitates the captioning of videos in a variety of popular formats. February 2000 – WGBH Television in Boston has released a multimedia authoring system that includes the capability to caption several of the most popular internet video formats. It’s called MAGpie. May 2002 ...

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U of Oregon moves the bar for athletic facility access

U of Oregon moves the bar for athletic facility access September 2011 Editor: Here’s John Waldo’s latest report on the very successful advocacy efforts in the Pacific Northwest. For more on how they’re making a difference up there, point your browser http://www.hearinglosslaw.com . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The University of Oregon announced this week that it is beginning to offer open captioning of ...

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Real-Time Speech Recognition Based Closed Captioning – Faster, More Versatile and Less Expensive

Real-Time Speech Recognition Based Closed Captioning – Faster, More Versatile and Less Expensive March 2011 Live closed captioning, driven by speech recognition just became faster, more versatile and less expensive with the release of CPC’s YouCaption(tm) software today. YouCaption is a veritable Swiss Army Knife of realtime captioning because of the multiple platforms that it captions for; the fact that ...

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Captioning Solutions for Handheld Media and Mobile Devices

Captioning Solutions for Handheld Media and Mobile Devices October 2010 Editor: Technology to provide captions on people’s handheld and mobile devices is getting a lot of attention these days, and has the potential to be a real benefit to folks with hearing loss. I have some reservations about its utility for a feature movie (because of the constant changing of ...

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Court Reporters Ready to Help with Closed Captioning for New Disability Act

Court Reporters Ready to Help with Closed Captioning for New Disability Act October 2010 The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act is now law, and millions of citizens who are deaf or hard-of-hearing ultimately will have new-found access to video programming on the Internet through closed captioning. Working behind the scenes to make captioning of live Internet broadcasts possible ...

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21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Legislation Passes

21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Legislation Passes September 2010 AAPD Applauds U.S. Congress for Passing New Accessibility Law for People with Disabilities The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) commends the U.S. Congress for passage of the “Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.” On September 28, the bill cleared its final legislative hurdle by passing the House ...

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Comprompter Unveils All-Purpose Captioning System

Comprompter Unveils All-Purpose Captioning System July 2009 Editor: One of the roadblocks to widely available captioning is the difficulty associated with providing it. With so many potential audio sources, and so many potential caption and subtitle formats, it’s really quite a complicated challenge. The folks at Comprompter have developed an application that addresses these issues – an All-Purpose Captioning System. ...

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Cowboys Stadium Provides Wireless Captioning for Folks with Hearing Loss

Cowboys Stadium Provides Wireless Captioning for Folks with Hearing Loss January 2010 Editor: Here’s another sports facility that is providing captioning and audio description to make their entertainment accessible to folks with hearing and vision loss. I’d love to hear from people who have used these wireless devices to hear their impressions of the service. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Softeq Development Corporation announced ...

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