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Closed Caption Online

By July 6, 2009

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Do your kids ever watch episodes of their favorite TV shows online? A new bill in Congress, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009, seeks to make it mandatory for channels like Disney and Nickelodeon (among others) to provide closed caption online. The goal of the bill? -- making the Internet more accessible to the hearing impaired. Now that the Internet has become such and integral part of life, it is important that the medium is as accessible as possible. If you would like to get involved in the cause, Jamie Berke, our About.com guide to deafness, is leading a grassroots effort to get the bill passed.
November 22, 2010 at 1:28 am
(1) Gary says:

I’ve looked for online captoined movies for years. Found some ONCE and never again.

It’s a shame that 14 years after the ADA laws were ratified, Deaf people, like myself, are still overlooked!!

December 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm
(2) Susan farrell says:

I found that hotels are making it more difficult to have closed captioning access which is odd. I find that I have to take a portable dvd player along which none have closed captioning but has subtitles…or ssh which is better than closed captioning because all dvd players have subtitles but not closed captioning. It is hard being a deafie..Why is the ADA failed for the hearing impaired since it is a fast growing population,,,geez

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