This is the Caption Action 2 newsletter for March 2013.
a final quick reminder: THIS month is a very important milestone for
internet captioning law. By the end of this month - on March 30, 2013 -
live and near-live video programming must be captioned online if it is
shown on regular TV.
More Award Shows!
there are two key web series festivals: the Los Angeles Web Series
Festival, and the Hollyweb festival. The Los Angeles festival is
screening over 200 web series. Checking out the selected web series for
both and reaching out to the producers to ask for closed captions. Some
have already responded positively to say they will caption, while others
have said they are already working on it.
Caption Yahoo Update
petition asking Yahoo to update its video player to support closed
captioning, has grown even more thanks to you. It is now almost 2,700!
Unfortunately, there has been no response from Yahoo despite tweeting
the Yahoo CEO and Yahoo Screen. Not only that, right after we sent out
the February newsletter, Yahoo unveiled a new home page design. A total
revamp like that costs $$, yet Yahoo did nothing to upgrade its video
player to support closed captioning. It is clear where their priorities
lie - and deaf and hard of hearing people aren't a priority!
Read more: http://www.causes.com/actions/1739481-caption-action-2-march-2013-newsletter
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