This guide will give you the know-how you need to be in compliance with U.S. closed captioning mandates through 2012! "The Closed Captioned Handbook" gives you what you need to: understand and comply with captioning laws, including the Telecommunications; Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; purchase, understand and use captioning equipment; select and hire captioning professionals; use captioning for broadcast TV, digital TV, DVD, movie theaters, Internet, streaming media and more; design standards-compliant captioning software; and, understand the terminology of captioning, broadcasting and deafness Captioning laws are varied, complex and fluid. "The Closed Captioned Handbook" provides implementation timetables, exceptions, and up-to-date information on the latest FCC ruling, along with a historical perspective on the U.S. laws - all explained in a clear, simple language with supporting quotes from government documents. Closed captioning is infiltrating every aspect of the broadcast industry, and "The Closed Captioned Handbook" is the only comprehensive handbook that explains what it is, how it works, and how to use it. A pioneer and leader in the field, Gary Robson is a true evangelist for captioning and accessibility for dead and hard-of-hearing people. It teaches American broadcasters what they need to do to comply with the law requiring closed captioning by 2006. It is written by a pioneer in the field. It contains a complete glossary of terms relating to captioning, broadcasting, deafness, and realtime, as well as appendices of the relevant standards.