We’ve gotten a number of inquiries recently from small towns and municipalities regarding captioning for broadcasts of their public meetings on their local access channel so I thought it might be helpful to spend a few minutes on the rules for captioning on these so-called PEG channels. I’ll also throw out some ideas on how to address them.
Adding captioning to your conference not makes your content accessible to those who are deaf and hard of hearing, it can also help all of your attendees to better understand and retain the content being presented. But successfully captioning a large event can be difficult. Here are a few tips we've picked up over the years:
Thought it would be a good idea to take a minute to explain exactly what CART is and what makes it such a great tool for making your content more accessible to not only the deaf and hard of hearing but for all of your attendees and viewers.
Studies show that video captioning content improves comprehension and understanding for all students, not just the deaf and hard of hearing. This is the finding of a recent study done by Robert Keith Collins, a professor of American Indian studies at San Francisco State University. He found that students’ performance on tests improved dramatically when video captions were switched on during viewing.
In this post we’ll do an overview of all of the significant US closed captioning laws that have an impact on whether you should be providing captions for your videos. We’ll come back to cover some of these in more detail in later posts.