A Voice of OC investigation working with Chapman University students exposes a systemic shutting out of deaf and hard of hearing people from live-streamed public meetings.

Orange County cities systematically shut out hard-of-hearing residents from broadcasts of public meetings by failing to provide closed captioning in real-time.

Only one of the 31 Orange County cities who responded to Voice of OC questions – Tustin – currently offers real time closed captioning –  typed by a person in real time during the online live stream of their public meetings.  Read more>>