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Brazil makes closed captioning mandatory from 2017

Tuesday 8 December 2015 | 11:24 CET | News
Brazil's Ministry of Communications has established that, by 2017, all programming broadcast by free-to-air channels must include closed captioning and dubbing for hearing-impaired people. According to the Ministry, this represents a breakthrough in access to information for people with disabilities. Accessibility to free-to-air channels began to be implemented in 2008, with at least two hours of programming available with closed captions and dubbing. This figure has increased progressively and now amount to 20 hours per day.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Countries: Brazil
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No doubt live captioning will be done using ASR, automated speech recognition as there is simply not enough steno or voice writers and there never will be.
Steve Hubbard @ 10/12/2015 - 08:12


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