Captioning makes audiovisual media accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Here are some great captioning resources.
The Caption Center Online
The Caption Center is “The Caption Center is the world’s first captioning agency and a non-profit service of the WGBH Educational Foundation.” Its web site includes an extensive array of resources for consumers and producers, including legal and technical information.
Captioned Media Program
This federally-funded program loans open captioned films and videos at no charge to deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents,and others may borrow materials. Use its website to register for service, search for titles, order materials, or get related information.
Captioning Web
This professional-looking home page by Jamie Berke has a searchable database of caption services, a listing of hardware and software companies, a good list of links, job announcements, a discussion of captioned movies, legal information, and a link to a Yahoo captioning discussion list.
Closed Captioning FAQ
This personal home page by Gary Robson addresses just about any aspect of closed captioning that you can think of, from “Why is captioning almost always in uppercase (capitals)?” to “Who manufactures or sells caption “grabbers” for computers?” Information about legislation and technology are among the many topics covered.
National Captioning Institute (NCI)
The National Captioning Institute is “a non-profit corporation which developed and continues to develop the closed-captioned television service for the benefit of people who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.” Its website includes good general information about captioning (how it works, laws, etc.) as well as information about NCI products and services.
Related Subjects
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
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