CCAC invites you to use a new CCAC service called CaptionMatch created by CCAC volunteers to answer common questions such as “Where do I start? – How do I find a captioning provider? What is CART? Will I be able to pay for it?” and more! Smile – it’s a dilemma for too many.
CaptionMatch is a work in progress. We have many registered providers and some “consumers” using it now (a consumer is any individual or group or organization or company that needs media captioning or live real time captioning for one event or for on-going events year-round). It’s not a captioning company! It’s an information center, and a clearinghouse for you to find the captioning service that fits your budget, compare replies and proposals from providers, ask questions, learn more, and we hope, include captioning!
Captioning for many more to “hear” your messages be they on any sort of media (videos, TV, DVD, etc.) or any public event – some want it for private events too (business, family things, and more). A public event is anything open to the public, and if anyone asks for it, it’s the law to include it. Be prepared!
CaptionMatch – click on it, read and email if you have a question, suggestion, or any sort of constructive feedback – we want to talk. Timely replies, guidance, and understanding of your captioning needs and scenarios are online with CaptionMatch,. extending the education and advocacy mission of the CCAC – inclusion of quality captioning universally.
CaptionMatch also offers providers an simple way to fill extra hours if interested in additional work, and also to find sub-contractors.
Please read more on the site http://CaptionMatch.com today. Then register (free) as a consumer (user) or as a provider. Consumers place requests online for captioning (or subtitles), RTC (realtime captioning also called CART and STTR) or for related services (e.g. transcripts for Sign Language videos and presentations).
CaptionMatch is responsive to captioning requests for “one time” captioning (e.g. one meeting, one conference, one video) or for regular recurring needs, e.g. every week of several months or longer.
Providers who are registered will respond with questions and/or proposals for you and the organization. Requests are anonymous until a provider is selected and a “match” is made.
Registered providers agree to pay CaptionMatch a small fee for the service, and all revenue from CaptionMatch is solely for CCAC captioning advocacy activities.
CaptionMatch users (consumers and organizations) are able to ask providers questions, and check references, as usual before buying any service. Email: Info@CaptionMatch.com
CaptionMatch is a unique and original service – not only easy to use online, but where you can compare prices from different providers. Try it soon! and support the CCAC.
NB: CaptionMatch, like the CCAC, is a work in progress, and a labor of love. Providers are asked to contribute a small fee for the “matching service” and also retain that new client in the CaptionMatch system. This small “revenue” goes solely and strictly toward partial payment of larger annual captioning advocacy costs of the CCAC organization, all volunteers, and an official 501(c)(3) non-profit. CaptionMatch is different from “agencies” (it is not, it handle’s no money for the provider or consumer for the captioning services). We’re in discussions regularly about how to improve it, list all providers by name publicly, modify guidelines and fees, and more. More feedback from providers and consumers is welcome and needed before we make any changes. It’s working well now, up to a point. We aim to make it work better, with your suggestions.
Additional resources to find a provider:
Three states in the USA now maintain a “registry” of CART providers, Illinois and New Jersey and Arizona. If you know of others, please email us.
See, for Illinois, http://www2.illinois.gov/idhhc/Pages/CARTServices.aspx and for New Jersey, http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddhh/services/2013%20June%20CART%20&%20C-Print%20List.pdf. For Arizona, http://www.acdhh.org/resources/directory
NCRA offers a search function on their website to find a CART provider by your location. Go to http://www.ncra.org/
CCAC provider members with any questions – please email CCACaptioning@gmail.com
CCAC consumer members with any questions, please email anytime also, CCACaptioning@gmail.com
Many providers travel and/or offer “remote” captioning services in their region or globally. This “CCAC” listing of provider CCAC members is different and separate from the listing of CaptionMatch Providers on that site. CCACaptioning@gmail.com