CCAC has a superb online Members’ Forum Online for CCAC members only. Our focus is the CCAC Mission and all related captioning things — captionning advocacy primary and also lots of captioning news, education, raising awareness, disability and technology messages, etc. Your voice is also needed and invited!
We currently use a google group. Over 500 of our 800+ CCAC participants are subscribed to the CCAC forum. Nothing else like it anyplace.
CCAC is an official 501(c)3 non-profit organization (charity) and not merely a “group” on social media, nor one personality alone – we are a community. Join today. We aim to support seasoned and new advocates alike, find solutions, answer questions, work together to learn more together, globally.
When joining online (find the join link above please), If the suggested small donation is a hardship for any user of captioning (consumer), just tell us and it’s waived. The CCAC forum is where the action is for Captioning Advocacy.
Why join us? The forum online is our virtual meeting place 24/7. We don’t hold annual conferences. We meet in person “as it may happen.” The forum is important as a space for any and all CCAC members to discuss captioning advocacy every day.
Sometimes the forum is very active, and sometimes quiet. Most are subscribed for the “abridged” or “digest” versions of messages from the google group so that there is only one email a day with a list of topics discussed.
New people join with great questions and suggestions. Hundreds read and use the information locally and for themselves, or for their other groups of various kinds. Requests for information are replied to. Hot news comes into the forum first, before social media.
CCAC is proud of the community participants! So much good happens for captioning inclusion. And in spite of much on social media now, this forum remains unique and highly valued.
Look at the Advocacy page on this website – see a selection of the many great captioning advocacy projects from CCAC volunteers and others. Join us.
CCAC is an individual participant community, i.e. individuals join (not companies, not agencies, not organizations – though we welcome “organization friends” also). Your own voice is what we like to see, no matter if you are a consumer (user of captioning for any reason), a provider of any sort of captioning, anyone from anyplace who understands the needs for much more access with quality captioning for many good reasons. All welcome who support the CCAC mission – Inclusion of Quality Captioning Universally. Hearing or not, active or not, user or provider, from technology, user experience, education, disability studies, and many more.
Join the CCAC – use one of the membership forms on this website. Click on “become a member” to the right. Submit the form.
Then, after joining, you will get an email that adds you or invites you to subscribe to the current CCAC forum online, a GoogleGroup. Subscribe for all emails, none, or digest or abridged for one email a day with a list of great discussions and information about captioning news and how to advocate for what you need.
Access to the Forum also requires a Google account, even if you do not use a gmail address. If you already have a gMail account, then you also have a Google account. If not, you can obtain a free Google account by clicking here.
Hear this: Need Live Event Captioning aka CART or any sort of media Captioning? CCAC aims to help anyone or any group find a captioner for media or live events. A free clearinghouse service (to locate a provider) called CaptionMatch was designed by a CCAC volunteer and active for about 5 years. Now on hold as the system considers an update, a simple email asking how to begin your search is all you need. CCACaptioning@gmail.com.