TEDx Caption Talk

On March 21, 2014, I gave a talk at TEDx Bozeman entitled, “Does Closed Captioning Still Serve Deaf People?” In the talk, I briefly explored the history and development of closed captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing people and looked at where it’s heading. The main focus of the talk was caption quality and remembering why captioning was created in the first place. In my initial draft of the speech, I addressed the “quantity over quality” priorities that FCC regulations had set for captioning on television at some length. Shortly before the event, the FCC released a new ruling, which did set quality standards.

A few relevant posts from my blog