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AOL Announces Captioning for Streaming Media

AOL Announces Captioning for Streaming Media Editor: Just last week we published an article about captioning on the Internet, and we pointed out that there is far too little of it, despite the relative ease with which it can be included. Now, we see a press release from AOL announcing that they will be captioning some of their streaming media. ...

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Captioning Access on the Internet

Captioning Access on the Internet October 2003 Editor: This workshop was presented at the 2003 TDI convention by Linda Idoni, who is the director of the West Coast office of Media Access Group (MAG) at WGBH. Their website is access.wgbh.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Linda reported that about 80% of the work her office does is for broadcasting. They also do some DVD ...

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Captioned Educational Streaming Video on the Internet

Captioned Educational Streaming Video on the Internet December 2002 Editor: You’re probably familiar with the Captioned Media Program, which has been providing captioned videos to people with hearing loss for many years. They’ve now expanded their services to include streaming captioned videos over the web. This means that you can go to their website RIGHT NOW and see a captioned ...

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Court Rules Web Need Not Be Accessible

Court Rules Web Need Not Be Accessible October 2002 In a recent Federal Court decision, U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz ruled that Southwest Airlines does not need to make its website accessible to people with reduced vision. The basis for the ruling is that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies only to physical space, not to the Internet. Judge ...

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WordWave and e-Media Deliver Closed Captioned Webcast

WordWave and e-Media Deliver Closed Captioned Webcast Editor: We’ve published several articles on how the rapid evolution of internet technology impacts people with hearing loss. One of the current hot technologies is webcasting, in which live video and audio are transmitted over the internet. In our opinion, captioning these webcasts is every bit as important as captioning television and movies. ...

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MovieFlix Adds Captioning to Streaming Internet Movies

MovieFlix Adds Captioning to Streaming Internet Movies Editor: We’ve seen lots of good accessibility news in the past few months, and here’s some more. MovieFlix and the Captioned Media Program are working to add captions to the streaming internet movies provided by MovieFlix. So if you have a reasonably fast connection, you can now view captioned movies over the internet. ...

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TVWorldwide to Webcast Inaugural Ball

TVWorldwide to Webcast Inaugural Ball Editor: If you’re interested in the upcoming inauguration ball, and are concerned that lack of captioning will make it inaccessible to you, you might want to watch it on the web. TVWorldwide recently announced that they will provide captioned streaming video coverage of that event. Here are excerpts from their press release. For additional information ...

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AbleTV Provides Captioned Event Videos

AbleTV Provides Captioned Event Videos There’s a new service on the Internet called AbleTV. It was established by a Maryland couple named Jeff and Suzanne Pledger, and it’s goal is to provide accessible information to people with disabilities. Using the concept of television over the Internet, AbleTV provides captioned webcasts of newsworthy events. Webcasts are live streaming video, delivered by ...

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Voice-Enabled Instant Messenger

Voice-Enabled Instant Messenger Editor: People with hearing loss often look to internet technology as the “great equalizer”. If you’re using email or a chat room, your hearing loss is not an issue. Or at least, it hasn’t been! The internet is increasingly becoming voice-enabled. We’ve reported on several aspects of this situation in recent weeks. The current story is the ...

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