November 2006 archive

More Ugly News on Captioning Exemptions

An update to previous entry on Captioning News: Not Good News: By Cheryl Heppner Many of you have been following the recent saga of sudden mass exemptions granted for closed captioning of TV programs. The exemptions, over 270 of them, were given by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to mostly faith-based organizations. Few of these …

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Ragged Edge

A Ragged Edge Online addresses disability-related issues that many mainstream publications avoid such as assisted suicide, de-institutionalization, abuse and nursing home issues. The site also lists roughly 50 topical blogs. It’s refreshing to see content that confronts issues many are afraid to speak of.

Captioning Ads points to a story about deaf people who want to see closed captioned ads. We may fast forward through commercials when watching TiVO or a taped program, but there are times when we’d like to know what is said on the commercial. Super Bowl time, for one. Hey, with all the hoopla about commercials …

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