A Few Facts on CaptioningBy Wyant, Jay; Volta Voices, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 4-6
Publication Date: March/April 2003
Article discussing the different types of captioning systems for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Three different forms are discussed: (1) Communication Access Realtime Translation, which involves the live creation and display of a transcript in a meeting, classroom, legal proceeding, or other event; (2) movie captioning, which is usually in the form of subtitles on the motion picture screen; and (3) television captioning, which involves closed or open captioning of video programs that are viewed via broadcast, cable, satellite, videotape, DVD, or the Internet. Rear Window Captioning, which was developed by WGBH in Boston, provides the user with a device that mounts onto the theater seat’s armrest. A separate projection displays the captioning on the view screen enabling the user to read the captions while watching the movie.
Published by: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Website:http://www.agbell.org)