The starting point for everything you ever wanted to know about captioning, audio description, Web accessibility, and related topics. Your host: Toronto journalist, author, and accessibility consultant Joe Clark, dubbed “the king of closed captions” by the Atlantic Monthly.
Who am I?
If you’re new to the accessibility demimonde, or if you’re curious about how a nondisabled person could develop such expertise on topics as obscure as these, or if all you know about accessibility can be summed up with “It’s that closed-captioning thing, right?” – well, have a look at two background documents:
Largely retired from Web accessibility
As of 2008 (and some time before), I have largely retired from Web accessibility. I have not retired from other arenas of the accessibility field.
- What’s new
- Blog postings
- Accessibility-related categories on my Weblog: General, captioning, audio description. (See also the old Axxlog)
- About me
- Including: Why I’m interested in accessibility ¶ Qualifications and expertise ¶ Hire me
- Public appearances
- Where it all began: Captioning (for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers)
- Audio description
- Added narration tracks for blind and visually-impaired viewers, including: Standard practices in audio description
- Accessible movies, including:
Research I’ve done
- Regulatory filings and interventions (chiefly with the CRTC)
- Not much available here (and nothing at all about dubbing), but a few items about onscreen written translation
- Web accessibility
- An area of chief expertise: How to make Web sites accessible. See also my book Building Accessible Websites
Symbols and icons for audio description
- Resources and miscellaneous articles
Updated: 2008.03.16 14:39