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Saturday, September 22, 2012

What CCAC Means to Me

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I joined the Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) this past summer. I have found it to be a wonderful source of support, in particular for my Show Us the Captions! idea. When I first mentioned my thoughts for raising public awareness of the need for movie captioning on the CCAC online forum, I received immediate positive feedback. Then, CCAC decided to co-sponsor the campaign as one of their captioning advocacy projects. Most recently, CCAC devoted a page on their website to Show Us the Captions! which you can view here.

I receive daily emails from CCAC about various captioning advocacy efforts around the world. If you want to know what is happening with captioning, this is the organization for you. If you want to get involved with captioning access, the members of CCAC are the people you want to get to know.

The CCAC mission is advocacy for quality captioning universally. As founder Lauren Storck writes on the CCAC website, "Many millions cannot comprehend speech in many group situations, even with other resources and technologies. Good communications are vital for everyday life. Captioning is our “ramp” for equal communication access, similar to wheelchair ramps which are generally accepted and provided in most countries in the modern world."

To join the CCAC, please visit this link. Currently, membership in this all-volunteer, grassroots organization is free. Once you have joined, you will receive an email invitation for their online forum.

If you or someone you love can benefit from captioning, I encourage you to join this wonderful organization.

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