Closed Captioning (or “CC” as it’s widely known) is a useful idea that took a surprisingly long time to come about. The passage of two acts in the early 90’s marked the legal ‘birth’ of required CC: the first of the two acts was the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, followed by The Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990 (TDCA) in 1991 (Ah, the speed of government). Technology that allowed CC to be possible had appeared well before the early 90’s but until then it was not ‘officially’ required.
Broadcast Beat Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief recently wrote an in-depth historical article on Telestream‘s website!
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