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Closed Captioning: History and New Laws

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!

See the full story here:
telestreamblog.telestream.net/2014/06/closed-captioning-history-new-laws/

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Ryan started working in the broadcast and post production industry at the young age of twelve! He has produced television programs, built large post production facilities, written for some of the industry's leading publications and was an audio engineer for about ten years. Ryan previously wrote for Broadcast Engineering Magazine, Creative COW and his projects have been featured in dozens of publications.
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