Today the word flashed around Twitter: ABC.com has made a very serious commitment to captioning online! Marlee Matlin's earlier testimony at the FCC hearing led to ABC.com's (Disney)'s decision! ABC has announced it will caption all their "long form" content online!
ABC has long been a leader in captioning, ever since the days of the captioned ABC news. Now, history repeats itself as ABC.com takes the lead in internet captioning!
This is major - so major that Caption Action 2 is at a loss for words for once! ABC.com's commitment basically says to all the other channels online, "See, we recognize that television online is the same as regular television, and therefore it should be captioned too!" It could also give a strong boost to our efforts to pass HR 3101, because we can show Congress that the will is there, and it just needs to be codified to prod the others into doing it too!
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