Nine Examples of Tech Making it Harder for People with Disabilities

Aaron Boyd, Federal Times 9:37 a.m. EDT April 18, 2016 While outlining the ways cloud technologies can help and hinder disabled persons’ access to government information, the National Institute of Standards and Technology offered nine use cases that illustrate these challenges and potential technological solutions. Bad captioning leads to confusion and missed opportunities Roberto works as […]

Winds of Change: Court Grants Summary Judgment for Plaintiff in Website Accessibility ADA Claim

USA April 11 2016 Last September, we published an alert warning retailers of a looming expansion in the reach of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act that would impose requirements on e-commerce websites to make themselves more accessible to users with a wide variety of disabilities. While the US Department of Justice has yet to promulgate […]

Closed Captioning on Television

Closed captioning displays the audio portion of a television program as text on the TV screen, providing a critical link to news, entertainment and information for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Congress requires video programming distributors (VPDs) – cable operators, broadcasters, satellite distributors and other multi-channel video programming distributors – to close caption their TV programs. FCC closed […]

What is Captioning?

Captioning is the process of converting the audio content of a television broadcast, webcast, film, video, CD-ROM, DVD, live event, or other productions into text and displaying the text on a screen, monitor, or other visual display system.  Captions not only display words as the textual equivalent of spoken dialogue or narration, but they also […]