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Captioning in the 21st Century: Digital TV, Online and Mobile Larry Goldberg, Director WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) September 29, 2013.

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1 Captioning in the 21st Century: Digital TV, Online and Mobile Larry Goldberg, Director WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) September 29, 2013

2 Agenda  Current laws and regulations governing TV and online media  How and where to access captioned media  How to advocate for captioning (in public places)

3 Laws and regulations  TV Decoder Circuitry Act (1990)  Telecommunications Act (1996)  "21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act” “CVAA” (2010)  Caption quality petition before the FCC (since 2005!)

4 CVAA and Captioning Sept. 30, 2012: prerecorded TV programming not edited for Web March 30, 2013: live and near-live programming — (recorded less than 24 hours before air time) Sept. 30, 2013: prerecorded programming "substantially" edited — for Web (i.e., not just changing sponsorship messages) March 30, 2014: Archives - content already available on the Web — must be captioned if shown on TV again after that 3/30/14; — 45-day grace period; 2015: 30 days; 2016: 15 days  Plus, user control over display: Jan. 1, 2014

5 How and where to access captioned media  TV: Live, on demand, DVR  Online: Web sites, collections (Netflix, Hulu, iTunes,...)  Mobile: tablets, smart phones  Movie theaters: 3 devices (CaptiView, Sony Glasses, Rear Window)

6 Online and Mobile  PBS  CBS  CNN  Netflix  Hulu  iTunes — and now for some demos...

7 How to advocate  FCC complaint form:  FCC database:  Cable company, broadcaster, program provider (see FCC list or company’s web site)  TDI (http://tdiforaccess.org)http://tdiforaccess.org  Captioning (CART) in public places: Collaborative for Communication Access via CaptioningCollaborative for Communication Access via Captioning — —

8 Oh, by the way...  Are you a member?

9 Contact Larry Goldberg WGBH

10 Questions?


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