Guest Blog Posts Invited!
ccacblog Captioning inclusion has progressed over the years, perhaps especially during the past 3-5 years. What’s your experience? Do you have captioning where and when you need it? Is the quality good-enough? How about submitting a blog post here? About any aspect of your captioned life…. Send it to CCACaptioning@gmail.com soon. It could be about Media […]
Fri, Oct 23 2020
Captioning Is Our Language. For Hearing People too.
ccacblog To follow up on the previous post, hereâ€™s an article about the CCAC captioning advocacy project that grew from a question on the CCAC Facebook page, â€œWhere do you wish you had captioning all the time?â€ --- We hope itâ€™s useful for your own captioning advocacy. If you share the link, please let us know [â€¦]
Thu, Dec 13 2018
Where Do You Wish You Had Captioning All the Time?
ccacblog Greetings! We recently asked our not-unusual question in a new way on Facebook, and the number of replies was much larger than normal, and most illuminating. We used to ask, every few months or so, â€˜where do you need captioning'â€ and many diid replyâ€¦and yet: This time we askedÂ â€œWhere do you wish you had captioning [â€¦]
Tue, Nov 27 2018
SUCCESS STORIES FROM OREGON AND WASHINGTON â€“ FOR...
ccacblog We will try to copy this slide presentation given at the recent ALDA Conference in Portland, Oregon. It is excellent. Bravo to all involved for their successes, and for all their ideas, time, energies, and persistence over time! Go to this link (should open as a public document). --- Questions to the two organizations â€“ [â€¦]
Thu, Oct 18 2018
Auto-Captioning â€“ Time to Learn More
ccacblog CCAC is pleased to offer a new resource â€“ a listing of auto-captioning systems (machine captioning systems). They are called by various names (ASR for automatic speech recognition, dictation, speech-to-text) and even captioning. They are probably called machine subtitling systems in many countries too. Here is what we added today on the CCAC webpages for [â€¦]
Wed, Aug 22 2018
TRANSPORTATION TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS!
ccacblog AUGUST 2018 From one CCAC Member: When I went to Sydney last weekend to attend the NSW Deaf Poker championships (donâ€™t laugh its a very serious event!) I had to use the trains from Sydney Airport to Parramatta (a long way out in the western suburbs). Coming back to the airport on the Sunday, due [â€¦]
Tue, Aug 07 2018
Cinema Captioning â€“ Accessible Movies
ccacblog We have a new CCAC member who has her own blog space, and this one is a topic of long interest to millions globally â€“ --- Added information and some of CCAC advocacy over the years, continuing: [link] Have you read over the CCAC webpages recently? Any questions? We love to talk! [link] Â Â [â€¦]
Mon, Mar 19 2018
CAPTIONING ADVOCACY GUEST BLOGS INVITED!
ccacblog HELLO WORLD BEEN BUSY DOING CAPTIONING ADVOCACY HOW ABOUT SOME GUEST BLOGPOSTS FROM YOU AND YOU AND YOU? SEND TO CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM YOUR ADVOCACY YOUR NEEDS FOR CAPTIONING MEDIA CAPTIONING LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING YOUR WORK AS A PROVIDER OF QUALITY CAPTIONING NEW TECHNOLOGIES GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, INTERNET, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORTATION, ETC. LETâ€...
Mon, Jan 15 2018
SAME LANGUAGE SUBTITLES VITAL!
ccacblog EVER enjoy a foreign film with great captioning until they start speaking in English for a short time? Then subtitles stop â€“ ugh! This happened to me the other night on Amazon prime videos. It also happens on Netflix. Double ugh. What we need to advocate for is SAME LANGUAGE SUBTITLES, and as we need [â€¦]
Sun, Aug 13 2017
Access with Live Captions at Edinburg Festival
ccacblog Open and enjoy reading about this accessible festival â€“ a wonderful report from the Captioning Provider â€“ thank you Claire! Â The link has some nice photos and more: [link] Â Letâ€™s Talk Captioning! Join the CCAC and bring your reports, questions, ideas, and captioning advocacy ideas â€“ we are all advocates! CCAC does not DO [â€¦]
Wed, Jul 05 2017
LEGAL VIEW FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION â€“ WHY LEAVE...
ccacblog Sharing this excellent long legal perspective to help â€œdeafâ€ using SL (sign language) to get effective communications they need for medical consultations. Since 98% or more of mega-millions of deaf/deafened/hoh folks do not use SL, itâ€™s important to have a good legal perspective for us also â€“ many of us require Quality Live Captioning for [â€¦]
Sat, May 27 2017
EDUCATION â€“ Teachers, please watch:
ccacblog Good new video â€“ as CCAC says for 7 years, just do it. Â Much more to share on CCAC webpages â€“ have a look soon. CCACaptioning.org
Sat, Apr 29 2017
What is the Power of Captioning?
ccacblog What is â€œThe Power of Captioningâ€? is an edited article from the CCAC newsletters published during 2012. We welcome your examples in comments here, and your questions, as always. This is a concept that is vital for mega-millions of citizens who are â€¦ Learning to read or wanting to boost reading skills Learning a new [â€¦]
Tue, Apr 25 2017
What Does Captioning Advocacy Mean?
ccacblog ADVOCACY In our framework, there are two main categories of advocacy â€“ legal advocacy, and grass roots citizen advocacy. CCAC embodies grass-roots advocacy done by CCAC members and many others in many different places and in a variety of ways. Legal advocacy takes the legal route with attorneys who are indeed â€œadvocates.â€ Many times, there [â€¦]
Mon, Apr 24 2017
Accessible Podcasts â€“ Enjoy this one
ccacblog Thanks to the CCAC community, this Podcast was first transcribed using a small CCAC grant. Then it was put on Amara so the captioning (text) could roll along just like on a video. Go to this link: [link] Embed here but not showing. Anyone know why? https://amara.org/embedder-iframe People with hearing loss, those who become deafened, [â€¦]
Wed, Apr 19 2017
PODCASTS NEED ACCESS ALSO
ccacblog HEAR THIS â€“ CCAC DISTRIBUTED THIS DOCUMENT TO MANY NETWORKS THE OTHER DAY â€“ AND IS CURRENTLY HELPING A GOOD FRIEND FIND WAYS TO MAKE HIS PODCAST ACCESSIBLE. --- Thatâ€™s a public document â€“ if you send it anyplace, please invite all the JOIN the CCCAC soon â€“ weâ€™ll make it very easy and our [â€¦]
Sat, Apr 01 2017
Donâ€™t Leave Us Out! Captioning Counts!
ccacblog This blogpost has now disappeared from a U.S. Government page â€“ it was published in 2012 and it still is one of our best articles for captioning advocacy. Hope you like it. Disabilty.gov Blog, for 13 June, 2012, by invitation, including Video, â€œDonâ€™t Leave Us Out!â€ Â DONâ€™T LEAVE US OUT! INVISIBLE MILLIONS â€œDonâ€™t Leave Us [â€¦]
Thu, Mar 30 2017
Live Online with Live Captions: Yes!
ccacblog THIS IS HAPPENING NOW AS I TYPE â€“ live stream of conference with live captioning. Â Â If you miss it, see the screen shot just taken â€“ and find more information from the event pages. Go toÂ https://nb2017.org/ ALL STREAMS ONLINE MUST BE CAPTIONED FOR ACCESS AND INCLUSION. Including FACEBOOK and other live events online. [â€¦]
Tue, Mar 28 2017
Making Captions Happen: CCAC Grants
ccacblog CCAC offers three sorts of GRANTS to eligible associations and individuals for inclusion of LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING. And the newest thank you from a recipient makes our day! See below. All grant recipients are very grateful. It always helps to ensure an event is inclusive and accessible, and at the same time, it educates and [â€¦]
Tue, Mar 28 2017
Children Always Advocate Adorably
ccacblog Enjoy this one â€“ bravo to all involved. Is BBC listening? Can they hear the need? Mega-millions globally require quality CAPTIONING (subtitles) on all media online, including all the live streams now. Not only sign language users. Millions of other deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people too â€“ in many situations! Hope you can [â€¦]
Sun, Mar 26 2017
DIY MEDIA MEDIA CAPTIONING (NOT INVOLVING STENO NOR VOICE...
ccacblog DIY MEDIA CAPTIONING â€“ CCAC INFORMATION â€“ LAYPERSON GUIDE Do It Yourself Media Captioning Training/Learning â€“ For Videos (Not involving Steno or Voice Writing) See also CCAC website, Resources main page, [link] Note â€“ If you publish this, please consider making a donation of any size to the CCAC, all volunteers. Wherever you publish it, [â€¦]
Wed, Mar 22 2017
CCAC on SOCIAL MEDIA
ccacblog GREETINGS ALL WHO KNOW THE VALUE OF QUALITY CAPTIONING GLOBALLY, Thereâ€™s renewed interest in a CCAC collaborative project called â€œShow Us the Captionsâ€ on FB:Â https://www.facebook.com/ShowUsTheCaptions/ And the CCAC webpage for Cinema Advocacy is:Â [link] The other FB pages for Captioning Advocacy in addition to one above are: CaptionMatch â€“Â https://www.fa...
Tue, Feb 28 2017
Types of Live Captioning Internationally
ccacblog Greetings all Captioning Users, Providers, and Many Others who know the value of access and inclusion, Â Hereâ€™s a message I shared in two good groups today. I hope itâ€™s of interest to you and comments welcome (discussion, questions, corrections, suggestions). Itâ€™s an international short summary. Hello All â€“ Re Qwerty â€“ we have always [â€¦]
Sun, Feb 26 2017
Facebook Advocacy Continues! Join the Action Soon
ccacblog YOU KNOW THAT THE CCAC started new advocacy for Facebook videos a few weeks ago. We have a right to EQUAL COMMUNICATION ACCESS. When there are no quality captions on social media videos, thatâ€™s not right. Weâ€™re left out, ignored, and dis-respected. Quality CC vital. Now there are so many more LIVE STREAMS â€“ LIVE [â€¦]
Tue, Feb 14 2017
Sharing a Caption Advocacy Letter
ccacblog Hi Everyone, We get all sorts of questions regularly â€“ all sorts! Related to captioning (most of them). Aiming to answer very quickly to all â€“ to encourage good interest in Captioning Inclusion for all â€“ media and live events â€“ we share one among many replies sent from the CCAC. They genuinely wanted to [â€¦]
Wed, Feb 08 2017
FACEBOOK HEAR THIS:DONâ€™T LEAVE US OUT!
ccacblog CAPTIONING ADVOCATES â€“ YOUR MESSAGE TO FACEBOOK NOW IS NEEDED AND IMPORTANT â€“ WILL YOU HELP? LIVE STREAMS ON FB MUST HAVE QUALITY LIVE CAPTIONING â€“ NOW! TWEET: @fbaccess and @facebook On your own FB page ab- go to settings, go down to bottom three ways to send them a message â€“ Help, Support, and [â€¦]
Sat, Feb 04 2017
HEAR THIS FACEBOOK: LIVE STREAMS NEED QUALITY CAPTIONING
ccacblog DEAR CCAC BLOG READERS ALL, PLEASE JOIN THIS ADVOCACY. CCAC making progress on learning more and advocacy for LIVE CAPTIONS FOR LIVE STREAMED EVENTS, e.g. on FACEBOOK. Step by step! Many more of you needed to help please. Seems that even FB may not be aware that there are several CAPTIONED STREAMS now. We have [â€¦]
Thu, Feb 02 2017
FACEBOOK STREAMS ALL NEED CAPTIONS â€“ NOW
ccacblog SOCIAL MEDIA IS SO IMPORTANT TO THE WORLD â€“ FOR ALL OF US. Social media online are where we read the NEWS, every day. They are how we keep in touch with Â family and friends. Itâ€™s where most of us as citizens of any country want to learn more, think with others, and share information. [â€¦]
Sat, Jan 28 2017
Another Caption Technology of Interest
ccacblog A few CCAC members seem very interested in this update also â€“ hope it may help some reading here? If it does, please DO tell us â€“ we really appreciate feedback. --- What do you think? The title of this post says â€œanotherâ€ because there is another good post here about how to do captioning [â€¦]
Fri, Jan 27 2017
How To: Capture and Use Captions
ccacblog FROM ANDREA D, active CCAC provider member: 1. System called Video to Video burns in the subtitles during the conversion process. 2. My workflow, from unsubtitled video to final hardsubbed video, assuming Iâ€™m doing all the steps myself (and not outsourcing to get a .srt file) is: Create/obtain a transcript â€œChunkâ€ the transcript into individual [â€¦]
Wed, Jan 25 2017
Theater Captioning -by Arlene
ccacblog Hi everyone â€“ this is an oldie but goodie, and it is a great record of history made for captioning. For access and inclusion! For equal communication for so many thousands who need â€œlive event captioning.â€ Enjoy reading, and we hope all of you find theater captioning in your own areas. Do you? In fact, [â€¦]
Mon, Jan 23 2017
CCAC GRANTS FOR LIVE CAPTIONING
ccacblog Grants for Live Captioning. Care to learn more? Talk to the CCAC â€“ CCACaptioning.org Reminder that CCAC (not a captioning company), an official non-profit community of very active captioning activists and advocates, offers three sorts of Grants â€“ check out the page of information. Others have found the small grant to be very useful and [â€¦]
Mon, Jan 23 2017
CCAC ADVOCATES EVERY DAY â€“ JANUARY UPDATE
ccacblog GREETINGS ALL MEMBERS, FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS, AND FANS, CCAC ADVOCATES EVERY DAY ONSOCIAL MEDIA â€“ FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND REGULARLY ON LINKEDIN. WE HAVE A MOST INFORMATIVE DAILY PRIVATE MEMBERSâ€™ FORUM ONLINE FOR NEWS, SUPPORT, ADVOCACY AND MORE. JOIN THE CCAC TO PARTICIPATE. WE EMAIL WITH COLLEAGUES AND OTHERS ABOUT CAPTIONING ADVOCACY MATTERS. WE MAINTAIN THE CCAC [â...
Mon, Jan 16 2017
We aim to REV up this Captioning Blog!
ccacblog Aiming to rev up this CCAC blog â€“ and we invite your reading regularly, comments, discussion, polite agreements or disagreements, and very importantly too, your own guest blogposts please â€“ all for the CCAC Mission: INCLUSION OF QUALITY CAPTIONING UNIVERSALLY ALL MEDIA EVERYPLACE AND LIVE EVENTS TOO Your own submission for a blogpost can be: [â€¦]
Sun, Jan 08 2017
Welcome 2017 â€“ A Captioning Year
ccacblog Happy New Year to all reading! We welcome the new year, and we will welcome all of you who decide to help make 2017 a great year for captioning inclusion. CCAC is now 7 years old. My oh my â€“ time flies. Much accomplished, much more to do! We invite you to read the CCAC [â€¦]
Wed, Jan 04 2017
CAPTIONING ADVOCACY NEEDS YOU
ccacblog Guess weâ€™ve been very busy -long time since new blogpost â€“ doing, among other things, Captioning Advocacy! CCAC has strength in numbers â€“ you are needed too. JOIN today. Why not? Email anytime if you have a question about being a member. CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM CCACAPTIONING.ORG IS THE WEBSITE CCAC MISSION â€“ INCLUSION OF QUALITY CAPTIONING UNIVERSALLY [â€¦]
Fri, Oct 21 2016
Finding Other People with APD
ccacblog Aiming to re-blog this useful resource list for those with AUDITORY PERCEPTUAL DISORDERS and related, especially since many use quality captioning well â€“ as do many millions of others. APD is different from hearing loss or deafness â€“ and deserves attention and understanding. Letâ€™s Talk Captioning! CaptionWorldNow! [link] email â€“ CCACaptioning@gmail.com find ...
Thu, Sep 29 2016
ANYONE NEED LIVE CAPTIONING? WHEN AND WHERE?
ccacblog WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. We all know live event captioning is missing all over the place. Letâ€™s make a list of all the places you would like to have it. Important â€“ we need a good long list. If you donâ€™t want to comment here, please send an email soon to CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM
Wed, Sep 21 2016
Media & Life Minus Captioning Like Fish Out of Water...
ccacblog Media minus Captioning like a Fish without water â€“ dead. Live events minus Live Captioning like forest without trees. WE ARE THE CCAC â€“ JOIN US: CCACAPTIONING.ORG and BE SURE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK ALSO LETâ€™S TALK CAPTIONING! CCACAPTIONING.ORG Official Non-Profit Citizen Captioning Advocates. CCAC Mission-Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally...
Wed, Sep 07 2016
Auditory Fatigue/Listener Fatigue
ccacblog Originally posted on SayWhatClub: by Chelle Wyatt I belong to three hearing loss organizations and they each have something I value (SWC is closest to my heart). I love my local HLAA chapter for its face to face meetings. A few weeks ago they had Susan Naidu, an audiologist at the University of Utah talkâ€¦
Tue, Sep 06 2016
DONâ€™T HAVE TO BE DEAF TO LOVE CAPTIONING!
ccacblog Our short book is a paperback or kindle on Amazon. Have you enjoyed it yet? Perhaps a good item for a meeting of your hearing loss group? For family? Others? Itâ€™s a collection of some personal and family memories from yours truly, a deafened adult for some time now (and founder and president of the [â€¦]
Mon, Aug 29 2016
FLYING & PAYING FULL FARE, WHEREâ€™S THE...
ccacblog In the Alaska Air airport lounge in Seattle the other day there were several big monitors with captioning on â€“ good to see. Thank you Alaska Air.Â We recall flying last year and seeing no captioning at all on the monitors in an Air France lounge we used at Logan Airport in Boston. I have [â€¦]
Sat, Aug 27 2016
CAPTIONING ADVOCACY YOUTUBER
ccacblog CCAC IS ALSO A YOUTUBER â€“ in our own quiet way you might say. On the CCAC youtube site, we have a few good videos â€“ you are all invited to watch them and spread them around to your friends, families, whomever. Let us know if you find them useful â€“ fun â€“ or if [â€¦]
Thu, Aug 25 2016
EVERYDAY LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING MATTERS! Hear Gael:
ccacblog In her newest article, Gael addresses our needs for LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING. See a quote from her article below. We invite energies to advocate now, to use her good words to create a CCAC CAP â€“ captioning advocacy project â€“ and take it forward. Advocacy is a many-step process. Are you interested? If not one [â€¦]
Tue, Aug 23 2016
#NoMoreCRaptions! CCAC invites you all to read about good...
ccacblog SEE BELOW. ALSO, seeÂ many CCAC blogposts over recent years, the CCAC webpages, as well as all CCAC videos on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCACORG/videos CCAC MISSION â€“ INCLUSION OF QUALITY CAPTIONING UNIVERSALLY JOIN US! [link] TO LEARN MORE CCACAPTIONING@GMAIL.COM NEW: Join the #NoMoreCRAPtions campaign being launched this September 25th by YouTub...
Sun, Aug 21 2016
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS & ATTENDEES: SEE THIS
ccacblog ALL CONFERENCES â€“ large and small â€“ please consider these important accessibility items Remember: 1. most deaf/hoh do not use sign language 2. captioning serves so many in any audience, not only deaf/hoh 3. CCAC offers Grants to help conferences begin to use Live Event Captioning â€“ see eligibility guidelines on CCACaptioning.org webpages (Free CART) [â€¦]
Sat, Jul 16 2016
CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE SOON!
ccacblog DRUM ROLL â€“ HEAR THIS â€“ LISTEN UP â€“ WHAT? CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE AUGUST 1 AND 2 ONLINE FREE AND CAPTIONED TOO DONâ€™T WAIT OR HESITATE DONâ€™T BE LATE OR MISS THE DATE REGISTER NOW AND TUNE IN FROM ANYPLACE ON THE DAYS MAKE NOTE OF CONFERENCE TIME ZONE (PDT) AND YOUR OWN FIRST CONFERENCE [â€¦]
Thu, Jul 14 2016
CHANGING THOSE CAPTIONING OPTIONS!
ccacblog EVERY DAY in every way we aim to find â€“ have â€“ enjoy â€“ equal communication access and for many of us â€“ millions â€“ itâ€™s quality captioning we can use. This post is about Media captioning online. Breaking news is important for all of us to have access to. Videos and live broadcasts online [â€¦]
Sat, Jul 09 2016
BENEFITS â€“ JOYS! â€“ OF CAPTION INCLUSION
ccacblog TIME TO REMIND YOU -AND PASS THIS ALONG Sing it! All media and live events benefit from quality captioning. Most of below apply to both live captioning for any event, meeting, consultation, conference, webinar, etc. and to all sorts of media (video, DVD, cinema, gaming, television, radio). CCAC list of benefits since 2012 grows and [â€¦]
Mon, Jun 20 2016
Summer Solstice and Captioning Advocacy
ccacblog The long days now in our part of the world seem ideal for expanding our CAPTIONING ADVOCACY activities. How about joining us â€“ helping â€“ in any small way or larger way that works for us both! CCAC is all volunteers. We need new members and added energies all the time â€“ as much as [â€¦]
Sun, Jun 19 2016
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