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1 An Update on Hearing Accessible Technology September 2013

2 What is Captionfish? The internets’ leading captioned movies search engine. Solve a problem: lack of information for accessible movies online Solution: Comprehensive data and ease of use We wanted Captionfish to be “as easy as opening a newspaper to find movie times”

3 The Team Chris Sano Brendan Gramer Nanci Linke-Ellis

4 Where Can You Find Us?



7 Twitter

8 New Technologies is helping to make captioning pervasive beyond Movies and TV Shows


10 Beyond Broadcast Television Hulu YouTube iPhone apps (Watch ABC, ABC Family, CBS, etc) Web Series (‘All My Children”) Netflix Streaming videos Video on Demand Live Theatre Sports Stadiums


12 Beyond Broadcast TV 2 In-flight Airline Movies (United Airlines) Cruise Ship Television Airports/Train Stations iPad iPhone Android (537 smart phones on the market today)

13 Beyond Broadcast TV - 3 Museum Exhibits Aquariums Live Opera (The Met in HD) Video Games Courtrooms


15 Beyond Broadcast TV - 4 Convention DIY Event Planner Google Talk I-911 Emergency Alert Systems



18 Captioning Challenges Each Platform Requires a New Caption File Who Pays? Monitoring Use and Complaints Technology Obsolescence Factor

19 How To Request Accommodations Find the Name of the Access Coordinator for the venue (if non, the Box Office Manager) Send a Letter or Email Be Specific About Show, Date, Time (Matinee or Evening Performance)

20 How to Request Accommodations Explanation of Performance Captions (or For Appropriate Event) Explain the Difference Between Having a Hearing Loss or Being Deaf and Unable to Understand Sign Language Why Captions Are Your Reasonable Accommodations (and not an ALD or ASL)

21 D*Cinema Captions Regal, Cinemark and Carmike Cinemas have made every screen accessible to deaf and vision impaired patrons. AMC to have accessible technology installed by the end of 2014 Smaller chains and independents

22 Current Captioning Devices RWCCaptiview Sony OC




26 Future Captioning Devices? Microsoft Smart GlassesGoogle Glass Vuzix SMART glasses


28 Captionfish Nanci Linke-Ellis

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