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WGBH to Develop Captioning for Handheld Media

WGBH to Develop Captioning for Handheld Media Editor: It’s really important that the hearing loss community try to stay out in front of technology changes, so we’re not always trying to play “catch up” when it comes to ensuring that new technology is accessible. It looks like the folks at WGBH will be working to stay out in front on ...

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Disabilities Act and Telecom Legislation Drive Demand for More Court Reporters, NCRA Says

Disabilities Act and Telecom Legislation Drive Demand for More Court Reporters, NCRA Says Editor: It shouldn’t be a surprise that the demand for captioners is increasing. My guess is that the demand will explode when boomers really start demanding accommodations for their increasingly troublesome hearing loss. But the supply of qualified captioners is not keeping up with the demand! Here’s ...

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NAD and CaptionMax Cooperate to Provide More Captioned Media

NAD and CaptionMax Cooperate to Provide More Captioned Media Editor: CaptionMax and the NAD have received a couple of grants from the US Department of Education to caption and describe hundreds of additional items a year. Here’s the press release. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ February 2007 The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and CaptionMax announce a cooperative development and distribution agreement that ...

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Read Captions Across America

Read Captions Across America Editor: For the second year the NAD is partnering with the National Education Association (NEA) to promote a Read Captions Across America campaign in conjunction with the NEA’s Read Across America campaign. Here’s the story from the NAD. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is launching its second nationwide Read Captions Across America campaign ...

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IP Captioned Telephone Service

IP Captioned Telephone Service The FCC has just approved cost reimbursement for IP Captioned Telephone Service. This is a HUGE decision for people in the hearing loss community, and we heartily applaud all the folks who worked so hard to make this happen! For additional information, please check out our coverage of landline CapTel service. December 2006 – FCC Approves ...

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Fourteen Questions for Russ Boltz, Champion of DVD Captioning

Fourteen Questions for Russ Boltz, Champion of DVD Captioning By Cheryl Heppner Editor: Remember the recent court ruling concerning DVD captioning? The guy who brought the suit was Russ Boltz from Laguna Beach, CA. Here’s Cheryl Heppner with an interview of Russ! You are welcome to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. See the credit information ...

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NAD Files Complaint About Lack of Captioning at Football Games

NAD Files Complaint About Lack of Captioning at Football Games Editor: We’ve published many stories about people with hearing loss fighting for captioning in movies, on airplanes, on television, etc. I think this is the first one we’ve run about fighting for captioning at sporting events. Here’s the press release from the NAD. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Silver Spring, MD – The National ...

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Guidelines for Creating Accessible Digital Materials Published by WGBH/NCAM

Guidelines for Creating Accessible Digital Materials Published by WGBH/NCAM Editor: WGBH has long been at the leading edge of accessible materials for people with hearing loss. Their latest effort is a set of guidelines for creating accessible digital materials, and they’re distributing CDs at no cost! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Design Guidelines for Electronic Publications, Multimedia and the Web The WGBH National Center ...

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DVD “CC” LABELING CLASS SETTLEMENT

DVD “CC” LABELING CLASS SETTLEMENT   **ATTENTION:** IF YOU ARE DEAF OR HAVE HEARING LOSS AND HAVE PURCHASED, RENTED, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED A DVD OR OTHER HOME VIDEO PRODUCT, OR IF YOU HAVE OBTAINED SUCH A PRODUCT FOR — USE WITH CAPTIONING OR CLOSED CAPTIONING, PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY—YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY THIS PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. ...

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How Will We Meet the 2006 Captioning Requirements

How Will We Meet the 2006 Captioning Requirements? Editor: I’ve recently been involved in discussions of captioning issues with some of our local TV stations, and thinking about captioning from their perspective has raised a LARGE red flag! How are we going to meet the demand for captioners in January 2006, when FCC regulations require that 100% of new programming ...

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