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8 Things You Need to Know about Captioned Materials Dr. Susan Easterbrooks Professor, GSU Dr. Nanci Scheetz Professor, VSU.

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1 8 Things You Need to Know about Captioned Materials Dr. Susan Easterbrooks Professor, GSU Dr. Nanci Scheetz Professor, VSU

2 I. Captioning is a great way to get your students access to a wide array of audio and video materials. Open captioning is a tool that allows a transcript of the audio portion of a video, film or other presentation to scroll across the screen. Closed captioning (CC) does the same thing, however, not all viewers see the captionsonly those who decode or activate them. –The FCC requires all televisions sold to have a closed captioning feature built in. –Today there is no reason why school children cannot access a large amount of captioned information both from routine programming and from the Described and Captioned Media Program.

3 How can I see closed captions on my television? –You can see closed captions on your TV (1) by using an external decoder, or (2) by using a television with a decoder built in. External decoders are available from several sources, and the Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990 mandated that, as of July 1993, all televisions manufactured for sale in the U.S. should contain a built-in caption decoder if the picture tube is 13" or larger. –This occurs on Line 21 of the vertical blanking interval (http://www.robson.org/capfaq/technical.html Too much information!!!!).http://www.robson.org/capfaq/technical.html –Now that everyone has gone digital and high definition, the technology is way out there!!!

4 II. There are 4 primary means by which you may access Captioned materials. Acquire lists of CC shows on TV. Request CC materials from the DCMP center. Purchase materials with captions. Make your own.

5 III. Many TV shows are captioned. You will often see an icon in the corner of the screen at the beginning of a captioned program, but not all shows use the same one due to trademark restrictions. Some older TV shows are available on ned Nova: This Old Pyramid

6 American Public Television has many of its shows recorded and captioned. –http://www.aptonline.org/aptweb.nsf/vStations/Index-Closed+Captionedhttp://www.aptonline.org/aptweb.nsf/vStations/Index-Closed+Captioned WGBH TV Boston has captioned many TV shows for decades. –http://main.wgby.org/wgbh/access/access.htmlhttp://main.wgby.org/wgbh/access/access.html

7 You can also go to: 1051&catalogId=10051

8 IV. Most of your captioning needs can be met by going to the Described and Captioned Media Program website.

9 DCMPs services include –A free-loan media program of over 4,000 open-captioned titles (videos, CD-ROM, and DVD).free-loan media program –A clearinghouse of information and materials on the subject of captioning. The clearinghouse also maintains a database of captioned media available for purchase.clearinghouse of informationdatabase

10 The DCMP Collection has… –Educational titles include topics in school subject areas, preschool through college –Lesson guides accompany educational videos and may be viewed online –General-interest titles include classic movies and special interest topics such as travel, hobbies, recreation, and others.

11 free of charge To borrow materials free of charge… 1.Complete an application form (http://www.dcmp.org/register.asp) 2. DCMP will mail a catalog and ordering instructions to you. 3.You may also browse/search the DCMP Catalog at this website, and you cam place orders place online.

12 Find titles here Register here

13 Here is an example of a title you can get through DCMP. Since this is available on the Internet, all you have to do is type in your ID and password and you have immediate access to the product. #9571 EXPLORING GEOMETRY Uses a game show format to discuss the differences between two- and three- dimensional shapes, such as squares and cubes, triangles and pyramids, and circles and cylinders. Format: Video Internet Length: 11 Grade/Interest Level: Company: DISNEY EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIONS Production Year: 2000 Subject Headings: GEOMETRY

14 Here is part of a page from one of the lesson plan manuals that go along with the material.

15 V. Purchase captioned materials Put purchase captioned materials into your browser, and you will find a large number of links that will take you to catalogs of captioned materials you can purchase. For example…. Biomedia Associates produces captioned science materials. –http://www.scctv.net/biomedia/CatalogPage.aspx?SeriesID=4

16 Just about everything that National Geographic has done is available with captions:

17 –Has an online catalog of classics such as Call of the Wild Les Miserable Snows of Kilamanjaro A Star is Born The Borrowers David Copperfield

18 The NOVA series is available with CC, and many titles are now available online and by podcast. programs/

19 VI. Make your own Hire it doneHire it done –Here is a list of approved captioning vendors Get equipment yourselfGet equipment yourself –Many companies provide captioning software for both offline and live captioning. Some of the companies are: Cheetah International CPC Computer Prompting & Captioning Co. CaptionMaker for Windows and MacCaptio Softel-USA Most captioning equipment is very expensive. It is more cost-efficient to find a service vendor who will do the captioning for you.

20 VII. Seek funds for captioned materials from service organizations Many service organizations will provide teachers with funds to support the education of children with hearing loss. Develop a presentation for the organization and ask for funds for these instructional materials. Get really brave and ask for funds for captioning services or for captioning software and equipment. Following are some organizations that have provided such support in the past. –Sertoma ClubTelephone Pioneers –Kappa Kappa GammaAlpha Phi Omega –Lions ClubShriners

21 VIII. C-Print captioning is an alternative to the use of an interpreter. A trained C-Print captioner types directly onto a laptop computer. Software developed by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf condenses information into clear and concise sentences. The student reads from the laptop computer in order to have real-time access. The student then may receive either a printed or electronic copy of the class transcript.

22 –http://www.ntid.rit.edu/cprint/equipment_cprint.php

23 I. Captioning is a great way to get your students access to a wide array of audio and video materials. II. There are 4 primary means by which you may access Captioned materials. III. Many TV shows are captioned. IV. Most of your captioning needs can be met by going to the Described and Captioned Media Program website. V. Purchase captioned materials VI. Make your own. VII. Seek funds for captioned materials from service organizations VIII. C-Print captioning is an alternative to the use of an interpreter.


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