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Closed Captioning Handbook - Gary D. Robson

Closed Captioning Handbook

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780240805610
Number Of Pages: 404

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This guide will give you the know-how you need to be in compliance with U.S. closed captioning mandates through 2012!

THE CLOSED CAPTIONING HANDBOOK gives you what you need to:

* Understand and comply with captioning laws, including the Telecommunications * * Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
* Purchase, understand and use captioning equipment
* Select and hire captioning professionals
* Use captioning for broadcast TV, digital TV, DVD, movie theaters, Internet, streaming media and more
* Design standards-compliant captioning software
* Understand the terminology of captioning, broadcasting and deafness

Captioning laws are varied, complex and fluid. THE CLOSED CAPTIONING HANDBOOK provides implementation timetables, exceptions, and up-to-date information on the latest FCC ruling, along with a historical perspective on the U.S. laws--all explained in a clear, simple language with supporting quotes from government documents.

Closed captioning is infiltrating every aspect of the broadcast industry, and THE CLOSED CAPTIOINING HANDBOOK is the only comprehensive handbook that explains what it is, how it works, and how to use it. A pioneer and leader in the field, Gary Robson is a true evangelist for captioning and accessibility for dead and hard-of-hearing people.

Focal Press is a proud sponsor of www.captioncentral.com, your online resource for articles, news and other resources in closed captioning.

*Teaches American broadcasters what they need to do to comply with the law requiring closed captioning by 2006
*Written by a pioneer in the field
*Complete glossary of terms relating to captioning, broadcasting, deafness, and realtime, as well as appendices of the relevant standards

"A 'biblical' tome for captioning--this book will be referenced by those in the captioning industry in the years to come. The industry owes it to Gary Robson. Honestly, without Gary, there is very little out there documenting the development of captioning, from both a historical and technical point of view." Philip W. Braven, ex-President of the National Captioning Institute and former Chairman of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees

Overview of Closed Captioning
Why Closed Captioning?
A Brief History of Captioning
Captioning Law
Overview of U.S. Captioning Law
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Telecommunications Act of 1996
Other FCC Rulings
Captioning Technology Where the Captions Live: A Line 21 Overview Encoding, Decoding, Troubleshooting Generating Captions in Realtime
Related Technologies Captions in Internet Streaming
Web Site Accessibility Movie
Theater Captioning
Live Event Captioning
Video Description for the Blind
Captioning Around the World
Appendices
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780240805610
ISBN-10: 0240805615
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: FOCAL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 18.75  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1