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The Caption Center Online

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Resource Name:  The Caption Center Online

Associated Organization: WGBH

Country of Origin: USA

Address: 125 Western Avenue

City: Boston  

State or Province: MA

ZIP or Postal Code:  02134

Telephone: (617) 300-3600 V/TTY

Fax:  (617) 300-1020

TTY: (617) 300-3600 V/TTY

Email: access@wgbh.org 

Site Summary:  

The Caption Center's mission is to provide the widest possible access to television, video, digital media and feature films for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. To fulfill this commitment, The Caption Center dedicates itself to the following goals:
  • Produce captions for the greatest number of television programs, videos, digital media formats and feature films;
  • Heighten awareness of captioning and cultivate caption funders;
  • Develop software and systems to improve the caption production process and develop technologies to better serve the television, video, new media, feature film and deaf and hard-of-hearing communities;
  • Develop new captioning markets and broaden existing ones;
  • Serve as a resource for captioning software, systems and information to consumers and organizations that have an interest in captioning services;
  • Assist in the research and promotion of captioning to serve other populations such as those struggling with literacy or people learning English as a second language;
  • Examine how knowledge gained from captioning activities can be applied to a wider examination of access to all mass media for diverse populations with other special needs and interests.

 - Quoted from the Web Site

Disability Association(s): Deafness and Hearing Impairment

Internet Location: http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/captioning.html

Internet Resource Type: Web Site 

Resource Type: Dearness and Hearing Impairment Resource