Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) is the only non-profit all volunteer group nationally and internationally with a sole focus on captioning advocacy. Mega-millions of people need inclusion of quality captioning universally for many good reasons. Captioning is our language.
CCAC Member says, “…with real-time captioning I belong! I’m no longer an outcast because I cannot hear what is going on.”
What Is Captioning?
Captioning is readable text (written) display of all sounds, voices, conversations, presentations, audio tracks, and more. Some captioning is “real time” and “live” and “face to face” during meetings and conference, for consultations and conversations, and is called CART or STTR or Velotype (communication access real time and speech-to-text). Some is created separately during media production (e.g. for cinema. television, Internet broadcasting, DVD’s). Some is real time also for media online. For all media streamed on the Internet or shown anyplace (school, work community centers, medical areas, airports, etc.) millions need real time captioning for equal access.
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.”
What does CCAC do and why is it important?
CCAC educates, raises awareness, and advocates in many ways to achieve inclusion of captioning where none exists now. It is missing in too many places. Captioning is our language.
CCAC is a large international working community that meets online to foster and carry out CCAC Captioning Advocacy Projects. Many more friends, fans and followers on social media participate also. CCAC members are citizens, individuals, teams and groups anyplace, who care about communication access with captioning inclusion. CCAC is not a captioning company. See http://ccacaptioning.org/ccac-advocacy/ to read more. We want your membership, even if you are not active. More members help achieve the mission – inclusion and equal communication access with captioning.
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 in 2013 says: “You are doing great work, that’s the message. Advocacy works.”
Pledge to share videos only with quality captioning. Email with a yes! CCACaptioning@gmail.com
Invite your local and national broadcasters to take the pledge. Email them to tell them about it and ask for quality cc now online. This is part of continuing Internet Captioning Advocacy done regularly by CCAC members.
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/
CCAC is an official non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible where permitted. CCAC membership and advocacy is local, regional, national, and international. Support the CCAC with a donation of any size or a smal advertisement on the CCAC web. All revenue goes solely toward annual costs of CCAC captioning advocacy activities. PayPal is in the right column on each page here.
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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.
In addition to a great CCAC membership forum online, CCAC invites you to subscribe and comment on the CCAC blog and find us on social media.
CCAC New 2013 Flyers ready! See http://ccacaptioning.org/ccac-flyer/ and email if you need clean copy or PDF version. For all conferences, meetings, presentations.
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.”
CCAC IS WHERE YOU BELONG IF YOU CARE ABOUT EQUALITY OF COMMUNICATION ACCESS WITH CAPTIONING.