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Help Make Captioned Radio a Reality!

May 19, 2011 in Advocacy & Access

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, along with Hearing Loss Association of America, has been working with National Public Radio and Towson University for several years to make radio broadcasts accessible.  We are close to the finish line!   Technology now makes it possible for radio broadcasts to be captioned both over the air and online.The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is being asked for a research grant to do for pilot demonstrations in several cities.  We believe CPB is a good match because of its particular responsibility “to encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities.”

We invite everyone who supports this request for funding to sign onto a letter to Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Captionedradiosupport to read the letter and sign on by providing your name and your street address or city/state and email address.

Thanks so much!

Captioned Radio Demonstration

Captioned radio demonstrated on a Sony digital radio