Deafness and Life
ccacblog Something different for the middle of May – this article catches our attention today: [link] Health Care (along with so much of everyday life) depends on good communications, others to help, and compassionate human relationships. It’s not about Captioning yet mentions deafness, and as you might predict, we wonder if real-time captioning from […]
Tue, May 14 2013
Fun Facts? Worth Reading about Aging…and Hearing Loss
ccacblog Consider this fact sheet about the growing population of aging in the USA: [link] And recall that up to 65% of all adults age 65 and older have a hearing loss. CCAC Mission = Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally. [link] to join hundreds of advocates – free membership [link] to make your request […]
Thu, May 09 2013
Hot News Online – Thanks to Reuters from CCAC Captioning...
ccacblog CCAC has just learned that REUTERS online has captioning on all media online – way to go REUTERS news! Go to [link] Or go --- Be advised that the entire video may not be available to all without a subscription – yet for now, as far as we can tell, it seems it’s open to share […]
Thu, May 09 2013
CCAC Member Knows Her CART — Real Time Captioning From an...
ccacblog Borrowing from an expert – about the skills of a CART professional. Thresholds and Tolerance I’m not a fan of starting a blog post by quoting the definition of the topic in question; it’s virtually always just a lazy attempt to co-opt some of the dictionary’s presumed authority or credibility and doesn’t add anything of [...]
Tue, May 07 2013
It’s Such a Hassle! Who Do You Think You Are!?
ccacblog We recently published an article called “The Case for Captioning” ( [link] 12 reasons people hesitate to ask for captioning or CART they need and deserve, when it’s the best effective communication medium for them. Continuing to talk to CCAC members and others about this, here’s an update: People who need Captioning say, “It’s so much hassle!” [...]
Wed, May 01 2013
Captioning Advocates Are Needed! An Interview with the...
ccacblog Captioning Advocates Are Needed! An Interview with the Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC). Click on title above to read the interview. Happy to “press” this. Thanks Shanna! In spite of laws and growing interest in communication access for all, there’s so much more to do to find captioning where millions need it for [...]
Mon, Apr 29 2013
Monday Morning Live – Where Do You Want Captioning?
ccacblog Captioning – Our Language. What? Huh? Say What? Pardon? Say again please? Some of the ways we manage and get by every day. We are not dumb, daft, nor dim. We just cannot understand what you are saying, what your lips are saying with a mustache, your lovely words with a foreign (to us) accent, [...]
Mon, Apr 29 2013
History of subtitling and cinema in the UK
ccacblog History of subtitling and cinema in the UK. This blogpost has a bunch of facts from history you may not remember or be aware of. Nice to read, with thanks to Dawn, CCAC member, and Your Local Cinema in UK – we think he is a member too . Your Local Cinema is similar to [...]
Sun, Apr 28 2013
Captions Come with Choices: A Guest Post by CaptionFish.com
ccacblog Captions Come with Choices: A Guest Post by CaptionFish.com. CCAC says thanks to Shanna for her writing and advocacy, and to CaptionFish - only three people? Wow – they are doing a great job as many reading know. ls/ccac CCACaptioning.org – the place to advocate for inclusion of quality captioning universally CaptionMatch.com – the place [...]
Sat, Apr 27 2013
Accentuate the Positive – Emphasis “Power of...
ccacblog CCAC emphasizes the positive. Captioning consumers and providers know this. If you are a member of the CCAC organization (if not, why not yet?), you know we focus on the value of captioning. Our line is “The Power of Captioning” to highlight the many positive ways captioning helps mega-millions of citizens in our shared world. [...]
Thu, Apr 25 2013
About Our Lives…Fun!
ccacblog About the author….and go the the main page. We highly recommend these short clips about life with hearing loss or deafness. English included on small blue line below each title. Click on “About the author” above, or go to [link]
Wed, Apr 24 2013
If They Do, So Can You – Live Captioning Universally
ccacblog Live right now online - [link] This program is about Internet and older adults, yet many if not all of these are offered with full live real time captioning on the Internet. Bravo to this government and this agency. CCAC advocates for inclusion of quality captioning universally – this means all media online, all the time. [...]
Wed, Apr 24 2013
Captioner With CaptionMatch Says “Cool!”
ccacblog CCAC’s new service, CaptionMatch.com, received such a nice informal endorsement we’d like to share it. CART provider says, “CaptionMatch made it possible for me to connect with a great job that I might not of otherwise had the opportunity to provide my services for. Cool!” (Photo is general public photo, not of Provider with [...]
Tue, Apr 23 2013
CaptionMatch Captures Communications
ccacblog CCAC is happy to share that a “consumer” organization used CaptionMatch to select a Real Time Captioning (CART) provider for a week long conference recently outside the USA. The need for access with captioning inclusion is understood well by some organizations! Where do you next need captioning? All reading. Going to a meeting or conference? [...]
Sun, Apr 21 2013
Share Your Story – Captioning Advocacy Matters
ccacblog The story behind some good captioning advocacy! From CCAC member Melissa – “(As an employee of the Washington Service Center)…I was asked to speak at a DOE conference. During the conference, I happened to go to dinner with all the local people (those that work on the same site as I). I got to sit next [...]
Sat, Apr 20 2013
The Law Makes a Difference – Inclusion! Equal Access...
ccacblog What a difference! We are not left out of our right to communications. Not all media are achieving this fully, not all are trying equally, yet thank you to those broadcasting on the Internet to us all for a change, with inclusion of quality captioning. While it pains us to tune in to such a [...]
Thu, Apr 18 2013
About the Author-Sharing Boomer Blog
ccacblog About the Author. We invite her to join the CCAC of course! There are more and more of these blogs finding us – or being written – or needed – because, from our perspective – megamillions need better real time captioning everyday also – it’s our language! Cheers, Lauren founder and pres of CCAC, [...]
Wed, Apr 10 2013
Need Real Time Captioning? Plan Ahead and Just Ask!
ccacblog CCAC’s online service to help you find a Captioning Provider had a fantastic response rate early today. A consumer organization was seeking a CART provider for a five day conference. Check out this page on CaptionMatch.com in case you have not seen new information there, [link] Also, be sure to read the FAQ’s – Frequently Asked [...]
Mon, Apr 08 2013
Captioners & Subtitlers: CCAC Raises Awareness,...
ccacblog Captioners of all varieties! Hear this: CCAC is not a Captioning Company. Join us and see. We love Captioning, we know the value and power of captioning. We love captioning and many love the CCAC. CCAC raises awareness – for you too. CCAC educates so many – for you too. CCAC advocates – every day [...]
Sat, Apr 06 2013
International News: IFHOH Appoints Human Rights Officer
ccacblog New position – Human Rights Officer The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People is pleased to announce that it has appointed Louise Carroll to fill the newly-created position as Human Rights Officer. After a competitive process, Louise was selected for this position to assist IFHOH and its member organizations around the world in its work [...]
Fri, Apr 05 2013
Visiting Homes & Teaching About Real-Time Captioning...
ccacblog What a good idea in the Netherlands! See: [link] Who is doing this in other countries? Talk to us! [link] – the place to be for captioning advocacy Advocacy = raising awareness, education, asking for what you need for yourself and for what others need also [link] – the place to ask for captioning [...]
Thu, Apr 04 2013
BBC Advocacy: News Excludes! Videos Need Captioning.
ccacblog CCAC Member requests renewed advocacy to BBC News Online – Important. Never give up. Here’s what to do: CCAC member in the UK has requested our captioning advocacy for this, and it fits into general CCAC advocacy for Internet access via quality captioning. Please read below and do the same, in your own word. See [...]
Wed, Apr 03 2013
Need Captioning or CART in May, June, or July? Time moves...
ccacblog Asking for captioning – making the request – especially for first time “consumers” – is not always an easy task! Not easy? Heck, it’s darn complicated at times. CCAC is here to help. Encourage you, offer suggestions, and as a large community, able to harness some very good ideas from other members. We can also [...]
Tue, Apr 02 2013
Beauty and Tears – You Are Not Alone with Hearing Loss...
ccacblog This photo is making the rounds elsewhere. This Easter weekend, we hope everyone finds some smiles, sunshine, or a hug – even if it’s one you give yourself, for however you enjoy the day. Let’s caption the world. The reason so many of us use the Internet, in our humble view, is that [...]
Sun, Mar 31 2013
More on the Message We Like!
ccacblog The photo above represents “Community” – and we all belong to a few. CCAC itself is a very large membership community, with many more friends, fans, and followers on social media. Community in your local life is any association you belong to locally — perhaps a charity, a “friends” group for a cultural institution that [...]
Sat, Mar 30 2013
We Like this Message!
ccacblog New message to CCAC: “The CCAC web, blog, and members’ forum inspired us to try to get CART for (….) and the CCAC film helped make it possible! We showed the film to the board of (…) to raise support and funds. Thank you!” - and we thank this person for her positive communication! Spread [...]
Fri, Mar 29 2013
Benefits of Captioning – More than you may think!
ccacblog Please share widely. We thank the Journal of Hearing Health & Technology Matters for using our report. Read more on the link, or see embedded page below ( [link] Below formatted for the CCAC blog. The proven benefits of real-time captioning should be available to all By Lauren E. Storck, President of the Collaborative for Communication [...]
Thu, Mar 28 2013
New CART Request on CaptionMatch
ccacblog New request published and distributed to registered CaptionMatch providers. Log In soon to see Request Number 1434. Any issues or questions (re using our system, still in “beta”), just send us an email anytime – firstname.lastname@example.org – a service of the CCAC, all volunteer captioning advocates. Go to [link] – making it easy for anyone [...]
Thu, Mar 28 2013
Captioning and Court Reporting
ccacblog Maybe one day they’ll invite someone from CCAC or ALDA or HLAA or SayWhatClub too! Enjoy this video. Court reporters are the building personalities for Captioners! An interesting item in the video is that it’s the telveision captioning itself that captions the video too. Working well. And when someone mentions Internet captioning – it’s [...]
Wed, Mar 27 2013
New subtitling technolgy for TV broadcast and the cinema
ccacblog New subtitling technolgy for TV broadcast and the cinema. As usual, with thanks to iheartsubtitles (Dawn)! ==================================== ccacaptioning.org need captions? just ask – captionmatch.com and for coming week – reminder to VOTE from any location in the world please for CCAC film, “Don’t Leave Me Out!” on this link: [link]
Sun, Mar 24 2013
Vote for CCAC Film Monday 25 March. Counting on You!
ccacblog Very happy to be in this contest: Competition going to be huge! Please vote for CCAC film, “Don’t Leave Me Out!” on Monday, March 25th and encourage all your networks to do the same – everyone at work? at school? on emails? Thanks if you do – we’re counting on you. Vote from this page [...]
Sun, Mar 24 2013
Why People Don’t Ask: The Case for Captioning!
ccacblog Happy to announce publication of a new CCAC article today in THE HEARING JOURNAL – see [link] Discussion welcome. The idea behind the short article is to encourage many more people to manage their own hearing loss in ways that work for them, and of course to offer suggestions about the reasons many of us (including [...]
Mon, Mar 18 2013
Captioning is too expensive! Have you asked for quotes? No,...
ccacblog CCAC and CaptionMatch don’t want you to pull your hair out! :-) They don’t know what or how to ask for a quote for CART or Captioning, and assume it’s too expensive. An excuse? Or really they have no idea? No matter what…we probably need to be prepared for some of these replies – they [...]
Sun, Mar 17 2013
Subtitles and Captions? What’s Your Language?
ccacblog Going to a community meeting this week? Will there be real time captioning for you? Tell us more please. What sort of weekly meetings or activities do you usually do? Class? Work? Club? or ? Want to do a webinar online? Will there be real time captioning? Taking in [...]
Sun, Mar 17 2013
Your Group Does Captioning Advocacy? Talks about...
ccacblog There are so many good groups in many countries that do captioning advocacy of different sorts, within wider and different goals and agendas. Send the CCAC your news about captioning advocacy of any sort! Send us your questions. Join us in the CCAC too. The CCAC is the place to be for captioning advocacy. The [...]
Fri, Mar 15 2013
Do You Ask? For Captioning or CART of course!
ccacblog DO YOU ASK? If not, why not? What are your concerns and questions? We really want to hear from you. Comments here, or via email to email@example.com. Much of the world does not even know what we millions of deaf, deafened, people with hearing loss and many others too mean by “Captioning” or “CART.” Do [...]
Mon, Mar 11 2013
Education and Advocacy Under the CCAC Umbrella
ccacblog Greetings: A short report about education and advocacy now being done also with CaptionMatch, the newest spoke on the CCAC wheel for the CCAC mission. The CaptionMatch website and system is still in “beta” – being tested and developed further – with your feedback (thank you) – and also being used well so far, by [...]
Sat, Feb 23 2013
Conference Captioning – Ask for It
ccacblog With thanks to provider Mirabai Knight – from her blog: Copying from [link] Photo from CCAC member in Finland Conference Captioning I really enjoy open captioning on the big screen for conferences and professional events, but I don’t get the chance to do it as often as I’d like. Partly that’s because my weekday schedule is [...]
Mon, Feb 11 2013
Internet Access Success: Model for All Advertisers Online!
ccacblog Brilliant access via inclusion of quality Captioning! for all videos there. And even better – English captioning is the default so everyone sees it without searching for it on the site, or on the video. How cool is this? Internet access for advertising – see [link] say kudos to all involved soon! This is a first [...]
Fri, Jan 25 2013
Need CART or Captioning? Just ask CaptionMatch
ccacblog Anyone need CART or Captioning (STTR or subtitles) in Feb, March, April? May, June or July? Visit [link] just ask. Support CCAC advocates. CaptionMatch can also help you find a translator for Sign Language videos (English transcript and subtitling), can help providers looking for sub-contractors, and of course, all hearing producers of any event, conference, traini...
Wed, Jan 23 2013
CCAC Pledge – I will not distribute videos without...
ccacblog Even though some “pledges” have a negative rap these days – this one is vital for equality. Call it a promise or a passion, it’s another important spoke in the CCAC wheel for captioning advocacy – part of continuing CCAC volunteer citizen advocacy, going on for quite some time now, for Internet access via inclusion [...]
Tue, Jan 22 2013
Air Travel Access with Captioning
ccacblog CCAC members are talking about added advocacy for access with Captioning for all air travels, such as the items below. You’re invited to get involved, here, in CCAC membership discussions, on social media, or anyplace that works for you. Talk to us. 1. Some airlines do and many don’t -Captioning for Films shown on board. [...]
Thu, Jan 10 2013
CSI User Experience Conference 2012 Part 4 – Access...
ccacblog CSI User Experience Conference 2012 Part 4 – Access business models & BSLBT. This is part 4 of a summary report from someone in the UK who attended this conference - all of it worth reading. Thanks Dawn!
Sat, Jan 05 2013
“The Power of Captioning” from the CCAC
ccacblog “The Power of Captioning” newsletter, special edition. --- Please copy and paste the URL as above in your browser.
Thu, Dec 20 2012
Captioning Inclusion in Action!
ccacblog Loving the new photo display here: [link] - updated just in time for the holidays. Light the lights and ask for captioning! Joy for the season.
Wed, Dec 19 2012
Captioning Case Examples Continued…Educational and...
ccacblog Case Examples are wonderful educational tools – and also advocacy tools. Use this one to advocate for yourself, to explain to others what you need for communications and to participate in community events. Or use it for family or a friend, and please tell us how it goes. We’ll publish a few of these, all [...]
Tue, Dec 18 2012
Captioning “Cases” Capture Communication For All
ccacblog Many interested in access will find the following page useful to educate others about our needs for access via quality captioning universally – the CCAC mission. Have a look at this link: [link] and feel free to tell us your own examples too. Cheers, ls/ccac and captionmatch
Tue, Dec 18 2012
Bilingual Literacy – Looking Beautiful
ccacblog Lovely to see literacy in two langauges: CCAC cannot hear if there is any other audio on this video, yet the text is very good as “captioning.” If more is needed, we hope they check out CaptionMatch.com soon. ls/ccac (above from [link]
Mon, Dec 17 2012
Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch
ccacblog Sign Language media needs captioning for all – for millions of others – to understand your messages, your cause, your creative expressions, and more. Now a new service online called CaptionMatch offers a way to find a provider who can translate (from ASL or another sign language), transcribe (create a transcript in English or another [...]
Sat, Dec 15 2012
Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch
ccacblog Sign Language Media Mavens: Caption it using CaptionMatch.
Sat, Dec 15 2012
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