Captioning in the Twenty-First Century: Digital TV, Online, and Mobile

Speaker Series Event:   Captioning in the 21st Century: Digital TV, Online, and Mobile
with Larry Goldberg

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

photo of Larry Goldberg
Larry Goldberg, innovator and advocate

Larry Goldberg is founder and director of the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at Boston’s public media leader, WGBH. Mr. Goldberg reviewed the current laws and regulations governing TV and online media; how and where to access captioned media; and how to advocate for captioning in public places.  Refreshments and socializing to follow the presentation.

NCAM is a research and development group which focuses on public policy, advancing access to media and technology for people with disabilities. Under Larry’s leadership, NCAM has conducted dozens of innovative R&D projects for full inclusion in such fields as online education and digital publishing, mobile devices and mobile media, in-flight entertainment, home media networks, Web-based media, theatrical motion pictures, museums and theme parks, and many others. Larry regularly briefs Congressional and regulatory agencies on barriers and opportunities in new and emerging media and was instrumental in the passage of landmark legislation for accessible media and technology.