Archive | DVD & Blu-Ray

01 November 2011 ~ Comments

Adding Captions in DVD Studio Pro

Many people are aware that a DVD can contain subtitles, but few realize that closed captions can also be included.  In fact, authoring a DVD with captions may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually a much easier process than you might think.  Using DVD Studio Pro, all you need once you’ve completed […]

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16 March 2011 ~ Comments

Think Accessibility

Netflix is a movie lover’s dream, with thousands upon thousands of films and television shows from every genre. Streaming service made it even more convenient. It meant no more waiting for DVDs to arrive, but it also meant almost non-existent closed captioning. Although Netflix was not required by law to provide closed captioning on their […]

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25 February 2011 ~ Comments

Read Captions Across America

Every year in March, in celebration of the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss, the National Education Association (NEA) sponsors Read Across America, an effort to get kids reading. In our society today, though, time spent with books is overshadowed by hours spent in front of a screen. To take advantage of this fact and […]

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25 March 2010 ~ Comments

Understanding Captions (and Their Place)

Almost everyone has used captions at one time or another, whether they are hearing impaired or not.   Think about it – how many times have you read captions in a restaurant or at the gym? Closed captions are used everywhere. After doing my own personal survey, I have realized that most people don’t have a […]

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03 February 2010 ~ Comments

Thinking of Captions Outside the Box

Many people associate captioning only with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. It’s true that millions of Americans depend on captions for news and entertainment, but the benefits of captioning extend far beyond. Captions are also widely used in public places where noise or other distractions make them a welcome addition. Health clubs, restaurants, bars and […]

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27 January 2010 ~ Comments

iPad Supports Captioning

iPad Supports Captioning

I don’t know about you, but today I was one of the thousands of people excitedly waiting for Apple’s new product introduction. And I can say that the announcement was impressive. It even contained a little surprise for us in the captioning world. In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, many product developers seem to forget to […]

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19 January 2010 ~ Comments

Ask Your Tax Man

It’s been said that “only two things are certain in life — death and taxes”.  Although this is a funny little saying, it also seems very true, doesn’t it? Well, here’s a little tip that may save your small business some money.  If you have closed captioned programming, you may be eligible to receive a […]

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19 January 2010 ~ Comments

Who is Required to Close-Caption?

Broadcast With only a few exceptions, all programming for broadcast in the United States must be closed captioned.  The rules for the requirement of closed captions were directed by the U.S. Congress in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and became effective starting in 1998.  Since then, the required amount of captioning has been steadily increasing. […]

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