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Nanci Linke-Ellis on Captioning

Nanci Linke-Ellis on Captioning January 2010 Editor: You probably know Nanci Linke-Ellis as the inspiration behind Insight Cinema, but you may not be as aware of some of the other things she’s involved in. We were thrilled to have her speak to our HLAA group this month, and I’m happy to share her thoughts with our readers. Here’s Nanci! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...

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Nationwide Captioning Advocacy Organization Launched

Nationwide Captioning Advocacy Organization Launched December 2009 Editor: Regular readers are familiar with the outstanding work being done by John Waldo in Washington State. We’re thrilled to see the results of his efforts, and his success has encouraged others to undertake related endeavors. Lauren Storck has just announced the launch of a national captioning advocacy organization based at least in ...

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HLAA Exhibits – Part Two

HLAA Exhibits – Part Two By Cheryl Heppner June 2009 Editor: One of the best things about the HLAA convention is the opportunity to see all the latest and greatest technology. For those who can’t make it to the convention, Cheryl Heppner does an OUTSTANDING job of reporting on the exhibits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ – ACS – SafeAwake ~~~~~ Alternative Communication Services ...

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“C” is for Captions… and Change

“C” is for Captions… and Change By Shanna Groves Editor: We recently “met” an aspiring author and advocate named Shanna Groves. Her novel “Lip Reader”, about an Oklahoma family’s hearing loss experiences during the early-1980s, will be published later this year. But you can visit The Lip Reader Blog at http://shannagroves.blogspot.com right now! This article is published with the author’s ...

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Public Venue Access Coming to Washington State

Public Venue Access Coming to Washington State Editor: You’ve met John Waldo and his Wash-CAP organization on these pages before, so I thought you’d enjoy this update. John has made it his goal to get access to captioning at many facilities in Washington State, and he is succeeding! Could John’s story be an inspiration for YOU to get something going ...

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Court Supports Captioning at Sporting Events

Court Supports Captioning at Sporting Events Editor: A Federal district court has ruled that the Washington Redskins must provide captioning of all aural information broadcast over their public address system. This is great news for sports fans with hearing loss, and we’ll hopefully start to see stadiums around the country providing captions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October 2008 In an opinion issued on ...

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NCRA Lauds House Bill to Increase Number of Captioners

NCRA Lauds House Bill to Increase Number of Captioners Editor: As this press release states, there have been previous unsuccessful attempts to get this passed, so I’m not getting my hopes too high. There’s no question we need a lot more captioners! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ February 2008 Senate Set to Take Up House College Opportunity and Affordability Act Which Includes Grants Championed ...

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Canadian Captioning School Opens

Canadian Captioning School Opens Editor: I don’t remember the last time I saw an announcement about a new captioning school in the US. It’s good to see that our northern neighbors are working to ensure a good supply of skilled captioners. Here’s the press release. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies (CCVS) opens its doors for the first time ...

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Captions Coming to Inflight Entertainment

Captions Coming to Inflight Entertainment Editor: Here’s some great news for frequent flyers. Panasonic is adding captioning capability to their system that distributes inflight entertainment! I’m really anxious to see this system in operation or to hear from others who have seen it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ November 2007 Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), a leading global provider of in-flight entertainment (IFE) and communications ...

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