Why Quality Closed Captioning is so Important

Ever wondered what the whole idea behind Closed Captioning or Subtitling is ? When was it introduced ? What was it supposed to achieve ? Furthermore, whether it has achieved what it was supposed to ? Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_captioning

Here’s an awesome TedTalk about the necessity of closed captioning and if it still serves the need of the people needing assistive hearing. After the televisions were introduced first in the US, it took over 40 yrs to develop closed captioning . Moreover, it took 60 yrs to have descriptive videos for blind people and a lot has been achieved in those years.

Gary Robinson’s Talk on Closed Captioning

Listen to Gary Robson at TEDx Bozeman in Montana. The Americans With Dissabilities Act is mentioned here for relevance of CC on TV. Today closed captioning is ubiqutous and taken for granted. There are laws to make it necessary. But much needs to be done about the Quality of the subtitles or closed captioning. How does the quality factor affect the message? You need to hear from the person who describes it best, Gary Robson. You will love it !!!

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