Why everyone is watching closed captioned TV these days

A blog post on kottke.org describes the reasons an increasing number of people are using closed captioning when they watch television.

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Seattle could require closed captioning on TVs in public places

KUOW.org reported on March 26 that Seattle city council members are expected to discuss legislation that would require closed captioning to be activated on all televisions in public spaces, such as waiting rooms, restaurants, and bars.

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Key West city officials settle a 2018 lawsuit over the lack of closed captioning on their meetings

The Miami Herald reported on Jan. 31, that the city of Key West, Fla.,  will add closed captioning to its meetings and pay $10,000 to end a lawsuit by a hearing-impaired Miami man over its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Washington residents sue theater chains over closed captioning

Residents from Edmonds and Bellevue, Wash., who are hard of hearing are part of a class-action lawsuit against three major movie theater chains that JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR Weeklydo not offer closed captioning for their programming, according to an article posted Jan. 10 by Patch.com.

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Man sues Fort Myers for failing to provide captioning of online meetings

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyOn Dec. 27, WINK News reported that a Miami-Dade County, Fla., man filed a complaint against the City of Fort Myers for failing to provide closed captioning for people who are hard of hearing.

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City council passes ordinance for closed captioning

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyOn Sept. 22, the Rochester Business Journal reported that the Rochester (N.Y.) City Council has approved an ordinance that will require any business that provides television access to patrons to use the closed-captioning option.

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Rhode Island community requires closed captioning

JCR logoThe Valley Breeze reported on June 14 that officials in Pawtucket, R.I., approved a mandate that requires closed captioning be turned on at all times on televisions in businesses that serve the public. Pawtucket is the first community in the state to adopt such an ordinance.

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Groups seek captioning assurances from FCC

JCR logoMultichannel.com reported on May 12 that a host of groups serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing community have asked the Federal Communications Commission to make sure that closed captioning requirements carry over to the voluntary rollout of the ATSC 3.0 next gen transmission standard.

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NCRA member featured in captioning article

JCR logoThe Ledger, Memphis, Tenn., posted an article on April 20 about the need for closed captioners that features NCRA member Linda Hershey, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, a broadcast captioner in Chattanooga.

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Closed captioning brings clarity to people who are hard of hearing at Forest Oaks Lutheran

jcr-publications_high-resThe Tampa Bay Times posted an article on Feb. 21 about how court reporter Cindy Braun, RPR, brought closed captioning into her church.

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