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Get Internet-only television captioned.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a movement called Caption Action to get closed captions on home video. That movement was successful. Now we have the Internet, and television has moved to the Internet. This is Caption Action 2: Internet Captioning.

We have a companion blog for Caption Action 2, at http://captionaction2.blogspot.com.

Caption Action 2's initial focus was on getting legislation passed in Congress to mandate captioning on the Internet. We succeeded..to a degree. Congress passed legislation that does require captioning on the Internet, but ONLY for regular television programming. It is not required for original television programming made solely for the Internet. The new focus of Caption Action 2 is on getting producers of Internet-only television to caption.

The beneficiary of Caption Action 2 is the National Association of the Deaf. When you make a donation to the NAD, NAD will receive a statement indicating the contribution came from Caption Action 2.

1. The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act is now law.

2. Our next job is to get Internet-only television captioned.