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makes audiovisual media accessible to individuals who are deaf
or hard of hearing. Here are some great captioning resources.
- The Caption
- 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
- Closed Captioning
- 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.
- Deafness and Hearing Impairments
- Resources in your state
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