A Caption Pros’ Tools of the Trade 2022

Tools of the Trade in a Virtual World Caption Pros captioners always have a plan A, B, and C.  Captioners have many tools of the trade but Jennifer Schuck, the owner of Caption Pros, says it comes down to being prepared and knowing the best tools and technology for any given job. “The most important […]

4 Benefits Of Providing Live Captions For Webinars In Zoom

Captions For Webinars In Zoom

Zoom meetings, video conferences, and webinars have transformed the workplace – and the way businesses reach new customers. The coronavirus pandemic has forced most work meetings and live conferences online, and it’s a trend that is likely to continue in 2021. A detail often easy to miss is the need to provide captions for webinars […]

Top 10 tips for Running an Online Meeting

Online Meeting

Whether you love them or hate them, the online meeting is the new normal for business, educational, and personal meetups. Zoom, Google Meet, Blackboard Collaborate, and social media video chats have helped us all survive the pandemic. It doesn’t matter if you want to video chat with grandma over the holidays, you’ve been thrust into […]

Increasing Access and Opportunity with Captions

Increasing Access and Opportunity with Captions

Workplaces that welcome the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of building a diverse and inclusive community that enhance access and opportunity. For people with hearing loss, it can be difficult to find the right employment fit. The Deaf and the Hard of Hearing community faces many challenges, including […]

Using a GREAT Captioner for Online Accessibility is Money Well-Spent

What makes a great captioner

There are good captioners and there are GREAT CAPTIONERS. What makes a great captioner? In this new world where everyone is working remotely, learning remotely, more organizations are thinking about captioning. However, there is still a long way to go to make sure that accessibility is at the forefront of planning. Educational institutions are struggling […]

ADA Compliant? Captioning is one option to improve accessibility

Accessibility - ADA Image

Imagine Zach sitting in a college classroom unable to hear what the professor is saying. Or Marci carefully selecting a spot in the front row at a conference, trying to follow along to the slides because the conference’s organizers only hired an American Sign Language interpreter and she doesn’t know sign language. Providing appropriate accommodations […]

Why Accessibility Matters For Those With Hearing Loss

Accessibility Matters

Imagine sitting in a conference or watching a webinar and not being able to hear what the presenter is saying. For people with hearing loss, it’s an everyday reality. Simple things such as placing an order at a restaurant, enjoying a lecture at a museum, or attending a training for work pose unique challenges. People […]

Caption Pros at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Photo of captions at Heidelberg Laureate Forum

When some of the most brilliant minds in computer science and math come together at an international event to discuss new innovations – and they want realtime captioning – they call Caption Pros. It was an extreme honor to caption Turing Award winners and Fields Medal winners last week at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum! Markus […]

Increasing Traffic To Your Online Platform With Captions

Increasing Traffic To Your Online Platform With Captions

The numbers are staggering. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 48 million Americans (20 percent) report some degree of hearing loss. That’s one out of every five people around you dealing with hearing loss. Captions and Social Media Engagement Have you ever considered the major shift in social media usage and how […]

Arizona’s Deaf Awareness Week

September 24th – 30th is Arizona’s Deaf Awareness Week! Although Deaf Awareness Week is only seven days long, friends, families, and communities should always strive to understand and be considerate of those who are deaf or have hearing loss. In hopes to increase public awareness of deaf people and culture, we celebrate Deaf Awareness Week […]