Entries by Captions Unlimited

In-Venue Closed Captioning

With every new sports venue, remodel, or video-scoreboard renovation comes a decision each sports organization must make: how to comply with federal and local regulations on providing in-venue live closed-captioning content for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Deaf Movie Fan Sues Pittsburgh Movie Theater

Pittsburgh, PA – Kenneth DeHaan, a deaf movie fan from Pittsburgh, filed suit today against Cleveland Cinemas, LLC and Soffer Organization for refusing to provide captioning for deaf individuals at the SouthSide Works cinema in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DeHaan made multiple requests that the Southside Works theater, the theater closest to his home, come into compliance […]

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Deaf Citizen Sues Oklahoma Legislature

Oklahoma City, OK – Johnny Reininger, Jr., a deaf Oklahoma man filed suit today against the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives for the failure of the Oklahoma legislature to caption hearings and other proceedings streamed online. The complaint contends that the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives maintain websites […]

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Captioner’s job lands her a ticket to inauguration ball

Denise Hinxman was selected to caption the Southern States Presidential Inaugural Ball. She flew from Reno, Nevada to Washington, D.C. on a moment’s notice. With her encoder in hand, Denise arrived and captioned the speeches of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.   BY MARTINA BEATTY • MBEATTY@RGJ.COM • JANUARY 25, 2009 One […]

Every Day is an Adventure: CART at a funeral

Every day working as a CART provider and captioner is an adventure. Not only do we have to prepare for the unexpected in terms of the material that we will be hearing, but we also have to deal with the technology component, everything from modems and encoders, to streaming text over the Internet. We are […]

CART on a Pole: Real-Time Translation in the ICU

The CART profession – (Communication Access Realtime Translation) also known as captioning – brings new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends. Today I had the privilege of working with a gentleman who apparently was in an accident of some kind. He is in ICU on a ventilator. This gentleman has a condition known as Neurofibromatosis 2. Many people […]

Jury Awards $400,000 to Deaf Patient for Denial of Interpreter Services

Mary Pat Gallagher New Jersey Law Journal October 17, 2008 A Hudson County jury’s $400,000 verdict for a deaf patient whose doctor refused her an interpreter may be a wake-up call for all professionals — including lawyers — that they risk liability for disability discrimination. Worse, malpractice liability insurance does not usually cover such liability, […]

Optimizing communication during a doctor appointment

By:  Michie O’Day Appointments with our doctors, especially to learn about or discuss any serious medical condition, are one of the most frightening challenges for late-deafened adults.  Will the doctor (or other medical professional, now often a physician’s assistant) take the time and exhibit the patience we require to understand what he or she is […]