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Closed and Open Captioning Technologies

Captioning displays spoken words as onscreen text to make broadcasts accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Most TV shows, movies, and entertainment products employ the technology wherever possible. Captioning is also becoming integral to corporate documents and presentations. This page covers captioning technologies, products, and how to access and provide captioning services.
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What Is Closed Captioning?
Closed captions are all around us. We all see them, but few people know where they come from and how vital they are to making media accessible. This FAQ provides a succinct introduction to closed captioning technology.

Captioning - Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This article by About.com Deafness guide Jamie Berke provides a succinct introduction to captioning technology, highlighting its history, use in mass media and on the Internet, education benefits, as well as legislative issues and advocacy.

Closed Captioning Q&A with WGBH Media Access Group's Larry Goldberg
Closed captions are now required on 100% of TV programming. The man who helped develop the technology and broadcast standards associated with it is Larry Goldberg of WGBH. In this interview, Goldberg discusses the current state of captioning technology.

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