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Captioning

Captioning, a technology that makes television and video programming accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people.

Captioning - Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Captioning is a technology that benefits both deaf and hard of hearing people. It also unites them politically. Resources for finding captioned video and movies, laws regarding captioning, and much more.

Benefits of Closed Captioning
Closed captioning has been found to benefit more than just deaf and hard of hearing people. It also benefits hearing children learning how to read and English as a Second Language students.

Caption Action - Grassroots Movement to Increase Captioning
The story of Caption Action, an early grassroots campaign to increase closed captioning on home video.

Described and Captioned Media Program
Profile of the Described and Captioned Media Program, a free-loan program for the deaf and hard of hearing.

History of Closed Captioning
Closed captioning has now been around for a long time. This article looks at the history in brief, and includes my own contributions to closed captioning history.

How to Become a Captioner
Captioning is a growth field, and it needs employees for offline and realtime (live) captioning.

Laws Affecting Closed Captioning on Television
When not enough video programming was voluntarily closed captioned, Congress had to step in. Legal requirements for closed captioning on television.

Low-Cost Theatre Captioning
Need a cheap and easy way to caption a theater performance for a college or high school with a low budget for accessibility? Check out this article.

TypeWell - Speech to Text Transcription
TypeWell is a speech to text transcription service for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Voicewriting
Voicewriting is gaining popularity as an alternative to regular closed captioning or CART.

Web Video Captioning Technology
Feature article on web captioning technology.

Encoders and Decoders for Closed Captioning
Professionals use encoders and decoders for working with closed captions.

Advanced Closed Captioning Software
Professional captioning software and sources of such software.

Captioning Companies
What is a captioning company and what does one do?

Stadium Captioning
About.com interviews the owner of a captioning service about stadium (or arena) captioning.

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