News & Events

18 Nov

Loyola students to provide live Closed Captioning for athletic events

Jessica Smith, Loyola University Maryland’s technology training center manager, noticed the automatic captions YouTube was adding to the University’s channel were inaccurate, even incomprehensible. She brought up the issue with Loyola’s accessibility team and hired students to caption the videos as a work-study position.
11 Jun

FCC Launches Direct Video Communication Access

The “ASL Consumer Support Line,” announced by Chairman Tom Wheeler at the M-Enabling Summit last night, allows deaf and hard of hearing consumers to engage in a direct, interactive video call with a consumer specialist at the FCC who can provide assistance in ASL for filing informal complaints or obtaining consumer information.
20 Feb

FCC - New Rules Adopted

On February 20, 2014, the FCC set new, improved rules for TV closed captioning to ensure that viewers who are deaf and hard of hearing have full access to programming, resolving concerns on captioning quality and providing much-needed guidance to video programming distributors and programmers.
7 Jan

Vimeo Revampes Video Player With CC

Key features launched today include subtitles and Closed Captions - two long-awaited functions that allow video creators to upload content in an effort to help increase viewer accessibility around the world. Still in its early stages, the company expects to spend 2014 tweaking the feature.

Vimeo also added screen reader and voiceover compatibility, aimed toward global audiences.

12 Nov

Sony's Closed Captioning Glasses for Movie Theatres

These glasses are sort of like 3-D glasses, but for captioning. Instead of being projected onto a screen, the captions are projected onto the glasses and appear to float about ten feet in front of the user. Regal Cinemas plans to distribute these glasses to 6,000 screens across the country by the end of 2014.