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What Are The Closed Captioning Rules

Closed captioning allows persons with hearing disabilities to have access to television programming, by displaying the audio portion of a television program, as text on the television screen. Continue reading...

A Time-line of Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning has come a long way since the first television series first broadcasted closed captioning in March of 1980. Continue reading...

Who Uses Closed Captioning

Many people use closed captioning on a regular basis, and they are not even aware of it. Closed Captioning are those words on the TV screen while you're at the gym. Oh, so that's closed captioning.

Should Commercials be Captioned

Commercials should only be closed captioned if you want to expand your viewership to include not only the deaf and hard of hear, but also people viewing your commercials in public facilities that may have the TV muted, and the captions displayed.

What Are The ADA Captioning Rules

The American Disabilities Act requires that all videos produced by organizations that receive federal funding must comply with the ADA closed captioning rules, which exclude automated voice recognition software such as the auto captioning on YouTube.

Why Use SDH Subtitles

Why not use SDH Subtitles when subtitling a video or video clip? SDH Subtitles include the sound effects in the video in addition to the words being spoken, and people who are deaf or hard of hearing can enjoy the video as much as the person hearing the teenage screaming, the door slamming, and the music then blasting from the room.

What Are Title Safe Lower Thirds

Although broadcast TV has gotten wider, little has changed with it comes to title safe lower thirds. Find out more.

Closed Captioning Laws 101

Do you know the closed captioning laws, and is your company keeping up with the legal aspects of closed captioning?

All Closed Captioning is Not the Same

When it comes to finding a closed captioning company make sure you find one that goes the extra mile like Impact Media. Continue reading...

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Impact Media Broadcast Captioning

Broadcast Captioning

We specialize in captioning TV programming, and have the capability to caption any broadcast video file. Our services also include file conversions to the television stations specifications, and uploaded to the stations ftp, or when needed we can master your TV show to tape. We serve many ministries, universities television stations, producers, and media companies; we look forward to serving you too.

Impact Media Web Captioning

Closed Captioning for the Web

Let all of your videos be heard with adding closed captioning to all your web videos including YouTube. Did you know that if your video airs on broadcast television, and is also available for viewing on the internet then according the FCC rules for closed captioning, your video must be closed captioned on the web too. Rules and regulations aside, there are other reasons for captioning web videos, and they fall into the category off accessibility.

Just Words or Words with Sound Effects

Subtitles and SDH Subtitles

We provide subtitles for movies and videos, whether they are for Blu-ray, DVD, Internet, or displays. SDH - Subtitles for Deaf & Hard of Hearing with closed captioning format to include sound effects. This option affords the flexibility of subtitles with the advantage of closed captioning, and gives more options for the viewer to change the font size, color, and display features that are often not available with closed captions.