Captioning is an essential information source for the 20% of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. On August 5, 1972, Julia Child was the first to broadcast a captioned televised program, The French Chef. Since then, viewers have enjoyed increased access to news, public affairs, sports, and entertainment programming. Despite this growth, challenges remain with both generating captioned content and access to captioned content.
What are the issues and advocacy areas?
Captioning in Public Places
How we’re convincing businesses to turn captioning on in public places.
Increasing Captioned Content
MNCDHH is raising awareness of the benefits of captioning and how to do it.