[Athen] Captioning help

Wulf, Christina - wulfcx wulfcx at jmu.edu
Fri Sep 27 10:19:25 PDT 2013

Hi all -

I'm working with a hard-of-hearing student who needs captioned versions of two full-length, commercial movies. So far, I've not located captioned versions or transcripts. We can do the captioning in-house, but before I jump into that, I wanted to check with you all to see if there are resources for transcripts or captioned versions that I haven't checked yet.

The Best Man (2010 re-release, 1964 original) - MGM
A Perfect Candidate (1996) - FirstRunFeatures

*Here's what I've tried so far:

I have calls/emails in to the following (but no replies yet):
-The documentary producers at FirstRunFilms. (I haven't figured out who/how to contact MGM.)
-PBS: they ran the Perfect Candidate documentary with captions in 2012-- I'm hoping they might still have a transcript...

-YouTube & the web for digital versions or transcripts - No
-WorldCat to see if any libraries own a captioned version - No
-Netflix - No
-Described & Captioned Media Program - very kind & helpful but no copies

Are there other resources I should investigate?

Thanks so much!

Office of Disability Services
Accessible Media & Technology Specialist
James Madison University
208 Wilson Hall
wulfcx at jmu.edu

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