News: March 2014: There is interest in the UK to re-vive a campaign. Since captions are more commonly called subtitles in Europe, the name of the potential new campaign may be Show Me the Subtitles! Has a good ring to it! Richard Turner and others will keep us informed, perhaps mainly via Facebook. Reminder that there is a campaign page on Facebook also. It’s been there for two years, and is still active. All in any region, Europe, USA, Australia, Canada, all countries, come on board! It’s up to your local energies to use the information here, and on the Facebook pages, to plan something for November (a fun social event at the cinema), or for any month of the year that fits for you. THE 2012 CCAC Cinema Access Campaign was a great success, in many places, especially across the USA, thanks to CCAC members, HLAA and ALDA members too, with other groups participating. HUNDREDS ENJOYED A CAPTIONED FILM! THE GOALS: Educate and advocate by going to a captioned film, inviting friends and others to learn about access and enjoy a film too, and saying thanks to the cinema, Background: Starting in July 2012, preparations and publicity for the Campaign were initiated by Sarah W and ALDA-Chicago, and soon joined by the CCAC leadership and membership. Social media and other communication networks were used regularly to inform, send out guidelines and suggestions, answer any questions, and keep in touch with all who showed interest. Some were so excited by the idea that they brought along local groups (e.g. wonderful HLAA, ALDA, SayWhatClub, and other circles) to share the campaign and the fun. As a social event, many are interested in doing this, if not each year, from time to time. That first campaign was not designed to push for theaters to begin captioning inclusion for the first time, yet many were encouraged to do that also. As captioning devices and interest in Open Captions is high, now is a good time for you to begin to advocate (again or anew) with your local theaters if none or too few accessible showings are available for you and your families. It’s a pathway of education, speaking with the theater management and staff, making sure devices work prior to any showing, and again, until access is achieved. Some countries, e.g. USA and UK, have many years of huge efforts and advocacy done by many, in many ways, and now good numbers of captioned films, albeit some areas of both countries have none or too few accessible films. In some areas, devices do not work well and consistently. It’s most frustrating to miss part of the film, be offered only a refund (no compensation for time and travel), and confront some ignorance from others who may say they don’t want any captioning. CCAC membership discussions are one good place to bring your new advocacy if you join the CCAC now. One current concern, and an important one, is the lack of working subtitles when they are advertised to be there for your access. Read more on this blog: http://turnerrichard7.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/show-me-the-subtitles/ We used this TIP SHEET: : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Inigw9P9yxJ1E8F1eN6HTaTq1oCxr2vvau7rMHcGW9A/edit And also created this short slide video online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc-X_p_O8o4&feature=player_embedded CCAC communications on the blog, newsletter, and social media, along with Sarah’s blog: http://speakuplibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/09/show-us-captions-is-going-national.html all distributed good information. And more hints or “models” for your local planning here: http://showusthecaptions.pbworks.com/w/page/59918030/Show%20Us%20the%20Captions%21%20Online%20Press%20Room To begin a new effort, now or for next year:, just a few reminders here — Select a day with your local movie theater if you plan to use captioning devices (of any sort, as compared to open captioning). Discuss numbers in your group with the theater manager in advance, so there are enough devices in good working order. to bring along a few or a crowd to enjoy a captioned movie. Devices need testing prior to the day. Sample flyers were also created to share, see below. To get a clean copy, Sarah, firstname.lastname@example.org. When you edit one or all, be sure to include the CCAC blue logo and web address on each one, and also shape the text to fit your own event. 3 FLYERS ARE NOW GOOGLE DOCS FOR ALL TO SHARE, CLICK ON: https://docs.googlecom/document/d/1_Y_yjWvjQ-YhAXV5jpKergB-eYFSBqMvLqXi2UHDDGs/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Y_yjWvjQ-YhAXV5jpKergB-eYFSBqMvLqXi2UHDDGs/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D88kN8T7tokP7I_u4tgGC1KaPi4wS_44hFIz2sc0Kko/edit Please do not comment on this page. Discussions are open on the Facebook page for this advocacy. Or email to Ccacaptioning@gmail.com – the FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/ShowUsTheCaptions FINAL LISTING FOR THE NOVEMBER 2012 CAMPAIGN: 17. TEXAS – Nov 18th Houston TX Santikos Theaters OC Breaking Dawn pt 2, approx 30 in attendance and we signed a thank you card and gave it to them that evening. Thanks for info to Kellie! 16. VIRGINIA – Brenda in group of 12 to see Lincoln at the Columbus Regal Cinema in Virginia Beach, believe used Sony glasses, thanks to all! 15. COLORADO- Report from Sharaine: Lincoln was the film at Regal Colony Square Stadium 12 in Louisville CO, Sony glasses, 26 November and they say, “…so grateful for innovative technology.” 14. MASSACHUSETTS – Report in from Karen, Boston area, loved using the glasses. Fenway Loews Cinema, Part 2 Breaking Dawn: Twilight Saga on Friday, 11/23/2012. 13. MICHIGAN, USA: Skyfall, Michigan, Flint West Cinema, November 28th..Open Captions. Welcome Michigan to Show us! with thanks to Cody Jo Green.- hear this! 120 folks enjoyed the Open Captioned film, cheers to all. 12. AUSTRALIA – Film Festival participating! Details on this link, http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/captions/access-all-areas-film-festival-2012 – and when you go, say thanks to the theater, and if you can, send us a photo or two. Cheers. 11. COLORADO – Boulder: Sponsoring group: ALDA-Boulder Group (Association of Late Deafened Adults) Location: Cinemark Century Boulder Theaters 1710 29th Street, Boulder CO 80301 Date and times: Friday, November 30th, 2:00 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Contact: Rebecca Herr, ALDAboulder@gmail.com 10. UTAH-CAN: It’s a James Bond kind of week for many of our Open Captioned screenings! Hope you take time to catch it! Here’s a list of the upcoming open captioned movies this week! Thanksgiving Point (Lehi) Skyfall – Sat Nov 10th @ 2:00 pm; Twilight – Sat Nov 17th @ 12:30 pm,The District (South Jordan) Skyfall – Tue Nov 13th @ 9:15 pm; Jordan Commons (Sandy), Skyfall –Wed Nov14th @ 12:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:15 pm; The Junction (Ogden), Cloud Atlas – Wed Nov 14th @ 6:10 pm; Pineview Stadium (St. George), Skyfall – Tue Nov 13th @ 6:30 pm. 9. CALIFORNIA BAY AREA – November 10, contact Marisa (email@example.com) or see their Facebook page for information (https://www.facebook.com/
- Bloomingdale* Cinemark Century Theater 804 Stratford Dr. Stratford Square Mall*The Bloomingdale location is sponsored in cooperation with the HLAA Lincoln Park chapter.
- Chicago Heights – Marcus Cinema 1301 Hilltop Ave. – LOCATION -FULLHodgkins -AMC Loews Quarry Cinema 14 -9201 West 63rd St.
- Lombard – AMC Yorktown 17 80 Yorktown Shopping Center
- Oak Park -Classic Cinemas Lake Theater
- 1022 Lake St. LOCATION -FULL
- Orland Park – Marcus Cinema
- 16350 South La Grange Rd. – LOCATION -FULL
- Also, week before, on November 10, group saw captioned film in Crystal Lake, thanks all.
- SPECIAL thanks to Chicago where the campaign was born!
Flyer 2 for Media (e.g. this is publicity for local news, local television, however you wish to use it or publicize the day and take reservations; keep in mind that you are planning with the theater, so they have enough captioning devices ready for all, unless they will show OC – open captions). Flyer 3 for the Theater if they also wish to use it, publicize the event next: