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Why join? Numbers count! If you are an active member or not, we welcome your membership to show support or interest in the CCAC mission.
A provider member says, “We found a passionate group of professionals in the CCAC, useful insights into accessibility worldwide and a lot of inspiration for our campaigns in Italy. Thanks!”
A consumer member says, “I still can’t believe how wonderful this community is. I’ve learned so much, and also can advocate for myself now; thanks CCAC for all you are doing!”
From a professional provider of captioning services: “Where do you find the energy?! What you are doing for captioning inclusion is unequaled, and I’ve been around the topic for many years. Kudos to the group and it’s leadership.”
From a systems professional and deaf consumer: “CCAC is a welcoming community, as a consumer the main benefit has been the sharing of knowledge on the subject. The international aspect with members from across the globe makes for interesting discussions – both technical aspects (how) and legal (when captioning is required – if only it was ALL the time). Just as important it is a great place to share enthusiasm and ideas relating to all aspects of captioning and subtitling whether for advocacy, sharing resources, advice on how to caption, or just sharing observations. I thought I was the only one with an interest in it, and I think that is a common misconception. I’m glad I found it.”
From a coordinator of services at an institution of higher learning: “I have learned a great deal of captioning DYI programs (if only I had more time to practice using them . CACC keeps me reminded about how many people need this service and energized to advocate for universal design for accessibility. Thanks.”
“Thanks CCAC ! It’s been a great journey to get this accommodation (theater captioning) and now it’s here thanks to the advocacy of some wonder folks here in Hampton Roads, Virginia spearheaded by Angela Hill ! We’re excited and looking forward to our first show on December 1, 2012. Thanks for all of your support and encouragement ! Together we have achieved this accommodation now being offered ! Lois”
Membership in the Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning is free and we aim to keep it so. At the same time, a donation of 25 dollars is invited annually from all consumer members, and a suggested annual donation of 100 dollars from provider members. Any amounts are appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible in the USA. Please use the PayPal link on the website.
Even if you are a member of other groups, join CCAC also – we build bridges for captioning advocacy. A “consumer” membership is for anyone who wants, needs, or understands and supports the need for inclusion of captioning for all. Provider membership is for people and companies who do captioning of any sort or related transcription, translation, etc. Choose one of the links below to join:
We also welcome non-profit organizations and other associations. To become a “friend” or organizational member, send us information so that you can be listed on this page.
After becoming a member, you will be subscribed to the “abridged” version of the CCAC Members’ Only forum online (one email a day with the topics under discussion, all related to captioning advocacy). You can change that to “no emails” or “all emails” or the “digest” version. The CCAC members’ forum (a google group for now) is a working community. It’s our meetings every day (“not your average list”). Members share information, build knowledge, and create local, national, and international Captioning Advocacy Projects (CAPs). Projects range from small to large, e.g., a series of messages to people and places where CART, captioning or higher quality speech-to-text is needed, to working with others to define and implement a larger educational and advocacy campaign for inclusion. If this is all new for you, take your time to join, learn, and then get involved. If you have questions or if the form does not submit automatically, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
“Why didn’t I know about the CCAC before? It’s a life saver! Thank you!” – CCAC member.