WGBH Grant for Captioning

From news release: WGBH has received a $600,000 grant from the Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to support its efforts to make handheld media accessible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Titled “Captioning Solutions for Handheld Media and Mobile Devices” (award number H133G070122), the grant provides WGBH’s Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) with $600,000 over three years to research and develop technical solutions for delivering captioned content to iPods, cell phones, PDAs and other mobile devices.
The grant gives WGBH the opportunity to find ways to embed captions for handheld devices and build prototypes. It will also create strategies for captioning media streamed on mobile devices.
AOL, Hewlett-Packard Company, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions (producer of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer), the Open Media Network and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will partner with WGBH in this effort.

1 comment

    • Carol Fisher on September 19, 2007 at 11:28 am
    • Reply

    I have already seen a PDA being used for movie theater captioning last summer in the Chicago area by a company called PCS … how is this different?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.