Read Captions Across America

From Deafnetwork:
“On March 2, the Captioned Media Program (CMP) is launching a nationwide Read Captions Across America (RCAA) event as a part of the National Education Association’s (NEA) ‘Read Across America.’ RCAA is the first national reading event that puts emphasis on the importance of captioned media as a reading tool for children with or without a hearing loss. Federal law mandates the captioning of television programming, but no law requires the captioning of educational media (DVD, video, CD-ROM, etc.). The goal of the CMP is to encourage teachers and librarians to think about the benefits of captioning for everyone!
“By participating in or passing the word on about Read Captions Across America, you are helping to break new ground in improving literacy and generating interest in reading in your state or region. Furthermore, you are doing so with the support of both the CMP and the NEA. With your participation, the CMP hopes that Read Captions Across America will make the NEA’s ‘Read Across America’ event an even greater success than ever before! To learn more about this event and the CMP, click on the following links:”
Visit our Read Captions Across America edition of the CMP Client E-Zine
More Read Captions Across America (RCAA) Links:
RCAA press release
“Read Across America” (NEA)
Captioned Media Program (CMP):
Article: “Read Captions Across America!” [pdf file]
Article: “Reading Captions Wakes Up the Brain Cells!” [pdf file]