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Closed Captioning Blog Many people take their hearing for granted, but for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, closed-captioning is a vital resource. Our focus is to get the word out about the changing laws, tricks, techniques and technologies that are shaping captions. [learn more]

03 February 2010 ~ 4 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 […]

27 January 2010 ~ 3 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 […]

25 January 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The Future of Tape

For generations, tape and video have worked hand in hand.  Since the very first video picture was seen on a black and white monitor, we’ve needed a way to record and store the images we create. Live shots are great, but when we developed the ability to play them back later, we opened the door […]

20 January 2010 ~ 0 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 […]

19 January 2010 ~ 1 Comment

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 […]

19 January 2010 ~ 2 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. […]