Archive | Webcasting

06 August 2010 ~ Comments

Providing Accessibility in the 21st Century

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the “Americans with Disabilities Act,” landmark legislation that made the world much friendlier for a large portion of our population. People who live with challenges appreciate the ADA every day, but this anniversary was special, because it also marked the passage of another important piece of legislation. […]

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20 April 2010 ~ Comments

Embarrassing YouTube Captions

Technology is a beautiful thing. It has brought us space travel, the artificial heart and instant access to information. Still, it has its drawbacks. Hard as we might try, technology just isn’t the same as a human touch. Let’s say you work for years and your company invest lots of money to take a spark […]

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01 March 2010 ~ Comments

Captioning Church Programming

Closed captioning has become such an integral part of the American communications landscape that it appears in everything from children’s educational programming to sporting events. Since it’s important for hearing-impaired individuals to have access to those sorts of programs, why not religious programming also? Sometimes faith-based organizations are strapped for cash and so they put […]

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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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20 January 2010 ~ Comments

Closed-Captioning on YouTube

There has been much public outcry about the need to offer and even require closed-captions to internet videos, just like on television.  And truly, there is a need in this area.  But unlike television broadcasts, which are largely paid for by corporations and large advertising budgets, most of the videos on the internet are submitted […]

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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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