FCC Releases New Accessibility Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2013     FCC ADOPTS NEW RULES TO MAKE VIDEO DEVICES ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES   Order Represents Final Milestone in FCC’s Implementation of Landmark Law Making Digital Communications More Accessible   Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules that will enable people who are blind or visually impaired to have easier access to digital video programming on...

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NCI Voice Writing Achieves 99% Accuracy

September 1, 2013   NCI Voicewriting Achieves 99% Accuracy   Background   NCI was formed in 1979 to make the vision of closed-captioning, proposed by PBS, the National Bureau of Standards, and others, a reality. NCI introduced closed captioning in 1980 using court reporters and steno machines. A lot of hard work followed as NCI developed software, selection criteria, curricula for steno captioning, dictionaries, procedures and...

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Highly Skilled, Experienced Steno Captioners Needed

NCI has been awarded many more hours of live captioning, including local news, sporting events, sports-related programming, and a variety of other programming. The additional sporting events and sports-related programming include basketball and baseball. NCI employs a large staff of realtime captioners; however, to help meet the demand for this new programming, NCI is currently hiring highly skilled, experienced steno captioners as independent...

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