Friday, July 24, 2009

Help Spread the Word on Caption Action 2!

You can help spread the word about the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009 and Caption Action 2 by downloading a PDF to post at your conference, school for the deaf, parent organization, club, et cetera. We will update this PDF as the numbers grow (in numbers, there is strength).

We can do just so much ourselves. Caption Action 2 needs your help to get the word out. So many people in the deaf and hard of hearing community still do not know about this bill, and we have limited time to get the bill passed! In fact, the countdown counter on this count does not give an accurate picture of how much time we actually have left. When you consider that Congress takes breaks (e.g., Congress is on break the entire month of August), and that people in Congress do not work on weekends and holidays, we actually have MUCH LESS time than is shown in the countdown counter on this page!

Caption Action 2 is going to begin an occasional series of reports about how people are helping Caption Action 2. Over at Deafness, a reader said she would spread the word at her court reporting school. (Court reporters have the skills to become realtime captioners for television.) Hands and Voices, an organization for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, is launching its own campaign to get the word out among parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.

How have you helped to spread the word on Caption Action 2 and the bill? Send us an email and we will write about it on this blog.

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