ERIC Number: ED064828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the First National Conference on Television for the Hearing-Impaired (Knoxville, Tennessee, December 14-16, 1971).
The conference reports contain summaries of five general sessions and five appended papers, all of which focus on the need and implementation of captioned television for the aurally handicapped. The keynote address states that approximately 10% of the population has hearing problems, indicating that there is a large minority group involved. The first general session relates attempts to identify the potential hearing-impaired audience in America and its demographic characteristics, and to clarify the position of the Federal Communications Commission on the question of captioned television. The demonstration of two possible television captioning techniques, involving both captions to aurally handicapped persons and normal video transmission to hearing persons, is discussed in the second general session. Covered in the third general session are short descriptions of selected television programs shown with captions, with note and problems of verbatim captioning. The fourth and fifth general sessions include coverage of recommendations for establishment and implementation of captioned television. Appended are related papers, one of which points out that it appears that the deaf audience must compete for television consideration on the basis of numbers, not of need. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Media Center for the Deaf, Knoxville, TN.