[Athen] Caption standards

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Mar 11 14:53:02 PDT 2008

We follow the CMP guide. I like it because the deaf and HOH population was
consulted as to their preferences, and that carries a lot of weight with me.
There is no "official" standard or governing body, as there is with Braille,
but most folks I have spoken with follow the CMP Key.

The only other guidelines that I know of are from NCAM/WGBH, but those are
more Web-specific.

Hope that helps!

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Charlie Jordan
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:37 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Caption standards

Athenians (and Romans, I suppose)

Sorry for the inundation about captioning issues; it may be obvious that
I've jumped into a project.

What standards do you rely upon for deciding the format of captioning? That
is, for example, when to use ellipses, when to use brackets, etc., etc.

I've found "2007 Captioning Key Guidelines and Preferred Technique" issued
by the Described and Captioned Media Program. Is this an accepted "best
practices" guide? Is there a best practices guide more widely used?


Charlie Jordan

ASU's West campus


<mailto:charlie.jordan at asu.edu> charlie.jordan at asu.edu

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