Presentation on theme: "Captioning in the 21st Century: Digital TV, Online and Mobile Larry Goldberg, Director WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) September 29, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Captioning in the 21st Century: Digital TV, Online and Mobile Larry Goldberg, Director WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) September 29, 2013
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)
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!)
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
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)
Online and Mobile PBS CBS CNN Netflix Hulu iTunes — and now for some demos...
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 — —