WELCOME ABOARD. LET’S TALK CAPTIONING!

CCAC  =  CAPTIONING ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY 

WE ASK FOR COMMUNICATION EQUALITY WITH QUALITY CAPTIONING UNIVERSALLY – WE ADVOCATE AND EDUCATE AND RAISE AWARENESS.

YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO JOIN US IN THE CCAC NOW. ADD YOUR VOICES. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE. 

Collaborative for Communication Access Via Captioning CCACaptioning.org 

WHAT IS CAPTIONING? It is the full text equivalent of speech and other meaningful sounds, provided as they happen and where they happen, whether in a recording or during a live event. 

WHY? Millions need captioning for conversations, education, employment, entertainment, and much more everyday. Captioning is language. Not only for hearing loss and deafness, but also for learning to read, learning languages, translations, enjoying a video or TV in noisy places, in quiet places, and for many more good reasons.

Hearing loss affects one in five people of all ages, on average. About 50 million in the USA alone. If not you, probably someone in your family.  Captions are also used by people with autism, tinnitus, and many others without any hearing loss. 

CCAC = CITIZEN ADVOCATES  WITH MISSION = INCLUSION OF QUALITY CAPTIONING UNIVERSALLY = WE ARE CAPTIONING ADVOCATES

CCAC is an official 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization (charity). We are huge numbers of volunteers across the USA and internationally. We ask for quality captioning in all places needed. Your donation is tax-deductible. All welcome to join and support the mission in any ways that fit for you.

CCAC is not a captioning company. CCAC is a welcoming place  to learn more about captioning (subtitling, speech-to-text) and find support. Having an impact! Become part of the solution. Join today, or make a donation of any size to support captioning advocacy and you’ll get a big bang for your buck (no rent, minimal expenses). 

 

WHERE DO YOU NEED CAPTIONS DURING 2017? TELL US SOON. WE WANT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN WITH YOU, FOR YOU.   

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Captioning is convincing. We need quality captioning on all media, everywhere, and live at public events. It’s the world’s language. Where do you need it?

Your mission speaks to my heart. Captions are vital for accessing content and there aren’t enough of them.” – thank you!” 

CCAC- Grass roots advocacy at it’s best!” from long-time expert advocate – thank you!

CCAC – What is it? Programs? Why join us?   

“My hat’s off to you CCAC for all the work and effort you put into advocacy for inclusion with captioning and CART! Thanks again.”

Captioning speaks to us! We collaborate with many other non-profits too. 

Captioning sends the message. Become part of solutions for inclusion and access needed by so many. 

1. CCAC is a non-commercial free resource about Captioning – a vital part of millions of lives that too many others don’t understand. We offer extensive web education and information. We educate, raise awareness, and advocate every day.  

2. CCAC invites you to participate in the CCAC Members’ Forum Online – our meeting place and working space 24/7 all year long with additional valuable information, serious discussions and actions for captioning education, citizen advocacy, with consumers, providers and supporters together. 

3. CCAC offers a non-profit service to help anyone or any group find a captioner for media or live events. CaptionMatch.com makes it easy for anyone to learn more about asking for captioning for different budgets. it’s not a captioning company or agency. It’s part of the CCAC.  

4. CCAC does original research exploring the benefits of captioning, why people need captioning and more, published online and in journals. See tabs called “Advocacy” and “Resources.” 

5. CCAC provides mentoring and “letters of support” for individuals and other groups interested in captioning. 

Captioning advocates from many backgrounds and internationally enrich our learning and expand advocacy effectiveness.  Local, national, and international communications make sense.  

6. CCAC collaborates with long-established and newer groups (e.g. about hearing loss, accessibility, deafness, education, languages, disabilities, technologies, user experience, universal design, health care and more) to support all campaigns aiming for access and inclusion.  

7. CCAC Media such as the first CCAC film called “Don’t Leave Me Out!” are viewed by a thousands globally. Some have our media on their own webs, at conferences, and more places. Spread the words!   

8. CCAC’s activity on social media expands CCAC outreach and advocacy. Thousands of friends, fans and followers are with the CCAC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, and the CCAC YouTube Channel.

9. CCAC advances targeted campaigns for communication with captioning inclusion in many areas of healthy life such as in school, employment, health care, entertainment, government, transportation and more. One example – highly-regarded non-partisan “Captions Capture the Votes!” Get involved.

10. CCAC is the only official non-profit all group we know to offer Grants for inclusion of Live Event Captioning.  

Many copy CCAC lingo to promote individual projects, and some give CCAC credit and thanks. Cheers for all captioning advocacy! Just do it! 

CCAC Member says, “…with real-time captioning I belong! I’m no longer an outcast because I cannot hear what is going on.”

Parent of child with deafness says, “Absolutely you may quote me! I really believe in the need for captioning. It has been amazing watching my son learn to read (he’s just 6) and the difference it has made in his life.” 
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CCAC member says, “With real-time captioning, I can attend, understand, and contribute to a discussion with less fear that I’ve missed a crucial point or even have the topic confused. It gives me more confidence that I’m understanding new information.”

CCAC consumer member making donation says: “You are doing great work, that’s the message. Advocacy works.”  

Do you like what you know about CCAC so far? Using CCAC materials for your work? For other groups? Finding CCAC informative, creative, open and welcoming? Please donate now to help CCAC move forward using http://ccacaptioning.org/donate/

All revenue goes solely toward annual costs of CCAC captioning advocacy activities. We are all volunteers. PayPal is in the right column on each page here.

E-mail for information. 

CCAC pays no rent.  A small board of directors and officers ensures efficiency and minimal administrative costs. CCAC welcomes suggestions and fundraising energies to create budgets for meetings, conferences, films, and new captioning advocacy campaigns. CCAC is a captioning advocacy association, as compared to captioning companies (for-profits) and other groups with wider goals (e.g. deafness groups).
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Do you or your company need captioning or CART? Be sure your meeting, event or media is accessible. “Just ask” using CaptionMatch, http://CaptionMatch.com, CCAC service to expand CCAC advocacy. Users and providers who register and use CaptionMatch are supporting CCAC volunteers aiming to accomplish the mission!   
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CCAC was 7 years old in December 2016. Time flies! Thanks to so many who have have joined, contributed, and pushed this exciting active advocacy adventure to become an official non-profit organization since June 2012. Invite others to join soon. 
 
CCAC has one Mission – inclusion of quality captioning universally. Many millions are deaf, deafened, or have a hearing loss and 95% do not use sign language. Millions of others use captioning for language, learning, and other human differences. Captioning translates into global communications. Advocate with the CCAC, the place to be for captioning advocacy.

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Need a Flyer about Captioning for your conferences and meetings? Use this one or talk to us about a  new one. Easy to do: http://ccacaptioning.org/ccac-flyer/ and email if you need clean copy or PDF version.

CCAC members say: “I am so proud of the work you do on the CCAC. All your posts are insightful, tasteful, and easy to understand. Thanks for all you do”.

“I hope in my lifetime captioning will become so mainstream that you won’t have to even think about it.”

“The CCAC is doing an amazing job to advocate for captioning inclusion, and it’s taken off like wildfire!”

“Why didn’t I know about the CCAC forum online before? It’s a life saver! thank you.”

The CCAC official non-profit organization is a human service group. Human service is “meeting human needs …and  maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.” See http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/what-is-human-services and support the CCAC with a donation of any size, with thanks in advance. 

IF YOU HAVE READ ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HERE, THANK YOU! PLEASE ASLO VIST THE OTHER TABS AND LINKS SUCH AS ADVOCACY, RESOURCES, MEMBERS’ FORUM, CCAC BLOG AND MUCH MORE.

NEED A SPEAKER ON CAPTIONING OR HEARING LOSS? The founder and president of the CCAC (Lauren E. Storck) welcomes invitations to speak at conferences, schools, other events. Transportation and accommodation costs are requested. CCACaptioning@gmail.com

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