Google Glass

Welcome to this edition of “Closed Captioning Minute” where we bring you the latest in industry news.  Did you know Google Glass now has the ability to closed caption… real life? At The Georgia Institute of Technology, researchers have developed a new program called Captioning on Glass that can do just that. For those who are hard of hearing, much of the conversation is spent trying to read a person’s lips to pick up on clues....

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NCI Congratulates Stevie Wonder

NCI Congratulates Stevie Wonder on his Presidential Medal of Freedom On November 24th, President Obama awarded American music legend Stevie Wonder the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. The White House’s official commendation highlighted his many accomplishments, not only “his exuberant creativity, his virtuosity on multiple instruments, and his mastery of a wide range of genres,” but also how...

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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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