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NAD and Gogo Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems

January 27, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Captioning / Relay

 

 

Deaf and hard of hearing airline passengers will soon have closed captioned, on-demand in-flight entertainment videos.  The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and Gogo LLC, the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, have reached a historic agreement for Gogo to make closed captioning available for 100 percent of programming content sourced by Gogo and streamed through its on-demand in-flight entertainment service, Gogo Vision.

This is the first agreement of its kind with an in-flight entertainment company, and is the result of the parties’ mutual intent to increase access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing to movies and television that are viewed in flight on U.S. domestic flights.  Passengers using their own personal Wi-Fi enabled devices can access a Gogo Vision server located on aircraft of certain airlines that contain an extensive library of movies and television shows.

Read entire  . . .NAD  Press Release

 

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Continental Offers Closed Captioned In-Flight TV

March 14, 2012 in Captioning / Relay, Community News, NVRC Announcements

Continental Offers Closed Captioning on In-Flight TV

From TravellPulse.com, November 30, 2011

Continental Airlines is introducing closed captioning on its in-flight entertainment systems. LiveTV is providing the technology for the service, which benefits passengers with hearing disabilities. The closed captioning enhancement will initially be offered to passengers on all LTV3-equipped Boeing 737NG aircraft operated by Continental Airlines. Continental will be the first airline in the world to provide this feature to its passengers.

 

Thanks to Michele Linder, CCAC