This is the Caption Action 2 newsletter for September 2012.
We are finally going to begin to enjoy the fruits of our labors. On September 30, 2012, the first aspect of the Internet captioning requirements from the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) takes effect. Starting September 30, 2012, television programs that are shown on the Internet without any editing, are required to be closed captioned on the Internet. This article from the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) explains and has other upcoming Internet captioning deadlines as well: http://www.coataccess.org/node/10107.
Remember the petition asking Yahoo to update their video player to support captioning? Thanks to you, it has gone past 1,000 signatures! We need to keep it going until Yahoo updates their video player. We actually have two versions of the petition, one at causes.com, which is past 1,000, and one at change.org. Here are the links again: http://www.causes.com/causes/306249-caption-action-2-internet-closed-captioning/actions/1670136 and http://www.change.org/petitions/yahoo-inc-add-closed-captioning-support-now. Comments posted to both make it very clear people want this!