MyEverettNews.com, Everett, Wash., posted an article Nov. 30 announcing that the city’s council and planning commission has added closed captioning to their broadcasts on a local government access channel. The realtime closed-captioning is being provided by a remote captioner.
An editorial posted on Nov. 1 by The Virginian Pilot addresses how important closed captioning is to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community and why there still needs to be improvements made in providing accessibility for all people who are disabled.
Hulu announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the National Association of the Deaf to provide closed captioning for all of its full-length English and Spanish content by September 2017, according to an article posted Sept. 6 by Videoink.
TVTechnology.com reported on Aug. 29 that the most recently adopted closed captioning rules from the Federal Communications Commission go into effect Sept. 22. The effective date applies to the Closed Captioning Responsibilities Order, which was adopted by the FCC in February. The order, an amendment to existing closed captioning rules, delineates the responsibilities for closed captioning services and outlines complaint procedures.
A press release issued June 2 announced that NCRA member Constance Lee, RPR, a freelance reporter from Pittsburgh, Pa., provided closed captioning for game one of the Stanley Cup finals in which the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks.
A post on May 4 by Government Video, part of NewBay Media, features the second part of an interview with NCRA member Carol Studenmund, RDR, CRR, CRC, a broadcast captioner from Portland, Ore., about choosing the right captioning service. Studenmund, who serves as chair of the Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission in Oregon and on NCRA’s Broadcast and CART Captioning Committee, discussed the changing role of closed captioning in the first part of the interview on April 27.
Virtual-Strategy Magazine posted a press release that Constance Lee & Company Court Reporting Service, Pittsburgh, Penn., and Spark Digital Marketing, an SEO and Web development firm based in Winston-Salem, N.C., have partnered to expand services in Pittsburgh. Constance Lee & Company provides court reporting services and is the closed captioning provider for the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team.
News station WDRB, Louisville, Ky., aired a segment on March 8 showcasing its 10-year partnership with Norton Healthcare of providing realtime closed captioning to viewers. The captioning service affects a large number of people in the 19 counties the station serves in Kentucky and southern Indiana.