Broward County Adds Closed Captioning to Webcast of County Commission Meetings

  
  
DATE: May 7, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Sarver, Director
Office of Public Communications

PHONE: 954-357-6990

In support of a Broward County Commission goal to provide open and easy access to programs, services and information about Broward County Government, closed captioning is provided to residents watching government meetings live on the County’s website video channel, Video Central.

The enhanced service allows persons with hearing disabilities to view the program text on their computer screen or mobile device during live and rebroadcast meetings of the Broward County Commission. To turn closed captioning on, visit broward.org/video and click on the “CC SHOW” icon at the bottom left of the video screen. The captioned program will open in a new window. To turn the closed captioning off, simply close that new window and click “RESUME.”

“We are continually taking steps to ensure all residents can access the County's website, especially those with visual and hearing disabilities," said Judy Sarver, director of Broward County’s Office of Public Communications. "Broward's website is also designed so that a person with a visual problem can use a screen reader to listen to the text on the screen."

Video Central is the County’s online video channel, with more than 150 videos, public service announcements and short features available in eight special interest categories: Community, Emergency Preparedness, Environment, Public Safety, Tourism, Water, Education and History and Transportation. The site runs 24/7, with live webcasts of County Commission meetings on Tuesdays, beginning at 10 a.m., and meeting rebroadcasts on Fridays, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

 
 
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