Webcast / Internet Captioning
Currently all English speaking television broadcasts are required to be captioned. All Spanish broadcasts will need to come under this same 100% rule by January 2010.
The government currently requires all government agencies to caption video and electronic communications including webcasts. This requirement is outlined in the Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2012 the FCC began implementing the provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. This requires television programming that airs on TV with captioning to also be closed captioned when it is shown on the internet. New Day Captioning is prepared to help you meet this requirement for your program.
The trend to watch TV on the internet is growing at an ever accelerating pace. This mode is becoming the media of choice for many Americans. It is estimated most internet viewing is during work hours and consequently watched without sound. Captioning your video for the Internet is a good idea for that reason alone; however, millions of both hearing and hearing impaired viewers currently rely on closed captioning to better understand and enjoy their viewing experience.
We close caption webcasts in the following formats:
- Windows Media
Here is how it works:
- You either ship the content in a tape format or FTP an encoded video file to us.
- If using an encoded video file, then upload an mp3 audio and post it to our FTP site.
- You’re done! We take it from there!
- We create a verbatim transcript
- We create the caption file. (Time code, synchronize and condition text)
- We perform our double-check quality control process.
- We create a caption file for your specific video format.
- We then either email or FTP the file back to you for posting.
- Your webmaster posts the video file along with the caption file on your website so your captions appear.