September 2009 archive

New York Mets Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 1:10pm New York Mets vs. Houston Astros – A pre-game ceremony at home plate will honor key community supporters. – Each person will receive a Citi Field Inaugural Season Scroll Pen (with advance purchase through this flyer or group ticket window). – All deaf and hard of hearing supporters …

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Captioning Videos Does Matter

[Jen Rohrig]( and I have something in common. We just avoid videos online because we know the chances of them having captions are slim. The captions on a recent TV show were muddled (cut off sentences, combined words for non-sensical phrases), so I went online to see if I could view the episode online as …

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HR 3101: Internet Captioning

Congress is working on HR 3101 known as the “21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009”, which would require making the internet more accessible using closed-captioning, real-time texting and video description. [NY Daily News]( reports, “The new bill would make closed captioning mandatory for large Internet television and movie distributors, excluding user-based sites …

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