Lauren will introduce the organization called the "Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning" or as many know it now, the CCAC, a non-profit registered in the U.S. with many global participants.
Not a hearing loss nor deaf organization per se, the CCAC attracts many people with hearing loss, as well as many interested in education, literacy, languages, disabilities, technologies, and accessibility. She will address some of the pros and cons of an all-volunteer group, and the challenges of continuing captioning activism.
Mention will be made of an exciting first captioning conference as well as some information about the new IFHOH survey about captioning. Time for questions about advocacy will be welcome.
Many CCAC members also belong to long-established and important groups such as HLAA, ALDA, IFHOH, and more. Together, CCAC says, “Let's #captiontheworld.”