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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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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