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Why your brain loves closed captioning

An interesting by-product of the countless hours of streaming that we have all done during quarantine is a sharp increase in the use of closed captions by the non-hearing impaired. Indeed, this phenomenon is not new.  The use of closed captions by the non-hearing impaired has been increasing steadily over the years.  A 2020 study done in the UK found that while about 18% of the population regularly uses closed captions, only about 20% of these regular users were hard of hearing.

In a recent article published on Salon.com, author Mary Elizabeth Williams points out the many appeals of turning on the closed captions.  You can check out the entire article here.  Take a break from streaming and enjoy learning more about how captions can improve your viewing experience!

Zoom Bombing: What is it and how to prevent it

With most of us stuck at home during the global coronavirus pandemic, we're getting a lot more familiar with online video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Hangouts, Webex and others.  These platforms have made it easier to be in touch with work, family and friends while we practice social distancing.

However, there is a new trend developing that is impacting primarily Zoom users. It's called "Zoom bombing" and it's becoming more of a problem, especially for public meetings and conferences.  For more about what Zoom bombing is and how you can prevent it, read on.

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Harvard required to ramp up captioning services after settlement with NAD

In a recent settlement with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) that could have far reaching implications for colleges and universities, Harvard University will begin captioning all videos and online broadcasts of events.  The settlement resolves a class action lawsuit brought by the NAD and others in November, 2015.

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Legal Update: City of Key West settles ADA suit over closed captioning of meetings

Last year we wrote about Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) channels and their requirements to provide closed captioning of live meetings broadcast on their web sites and public access channels.  Now the City of Key West has settled a lawsuit brought by a hearing impaired man over the City's compliance with the ADA.

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Remote CART for Interviews - Best Practices

We work with several tech companies providing remote CART and live captioning for their meetings, town halls and other events.  These companies work hard to be as inclusive as possible in all areas of their business and this extends to hiring the best possible candidates for a position.  As a result, we get several requests a month to provide CART services for interview candidates.  Many of these candidates are familiar with CART but not all of their interviewers are so we thought it would good to put some best practices out there for folks.

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Live Captioning Remote CART & Services

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As a leader in live captioning and remote CART services, Archive offers cost effective, professional live captioning services for virtual conferences and meetings, live streams, webinars, town halls and other special events.

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Zoom Captioning

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Archive Captioning can help make your Zoom meetings more accessible for employees, clients and other stakeholders.  Our captions integrate seamlessly with Zoom so attendees can view the captions in real time.  

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Transcription Services

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With over 30 years of experience transcribing for all types of industries, Archive Captioning has provided our clients with accurate and timely transcripts for all of their audio and video needs.

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