Broadcast Captioning

Broadcast Captioning - better known as closed-captioning – is a service that allows the deaf or hard-of-hearing community to "read" television programming. Usage of closed-captioning has expanded to aid individuals learning English as their second language. Often you will see closed-captioning on television sets in loud, public venues. The text can be displayed on a television, video screen, or any other visual display.

For pre-recorded programs, commercials and home videos, audio is transcribed and captions are prepared, positioned, and timed in advance, providing a perfect closed-caption production.

Choose from these different styles of captions:

  • Roll-up or scroll-up or scrolling: The words appear from left to right, up to one line at a time; when a line is filled, the whole line scrolls up to make way for a new line, and the line on top is erased. The captions usually appear at the bottom of the screen, but can actually be placed anywhere to avoid covering graphics or action. This method is used for live events, where a sequential word-by-word captioning process is needed.
  • Pop-on or pop-up or block: A caption appears anywhere on the screen as a whole, followed by another caption or no captions. This method is used for most pre-taped television and film programming.



Corporate Captioning

The service is undeniable: meeting your needs in preparation of, during, and after your event. By enhancing your next event with closed-captioning, you can feel confident and we can GUARANTEE that you will be in compliance with ADA laws and guidelines. At Real-Time Ready Captions, we understand that closed-captioning plays an increasingly important role in today's corporate environment.

Environmental examples for corporate captioning include, but are not limited to:

  • Office/Staff Meetings
  • Trainings/Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Relay Conference Calls
  • Financial/Investor Relations
  • All-Corporate Events
  • Conferences/Presentations
  • Live/Pre-recorded Seminars


Corporate captioning offers many benefits such as:

  • Enhances Comprehension of Material for Participants
  • Engages Participants Longer and More Productively
  • Improves Accessibility for Universal Access
  • Instant Indexing and Searching
  • Allows for Participant Flexibility
  • No Software to Buy or Download
  • 21st Century Video and Communications Accessibility Act of 2010/Americans withDisability Act Compliant, Providing Equal Access for All

Features of Real-Time Ready Corporate Captioning are:

  • Easy-to-Read Format
  • Interactive Question & Chat Box in Just One Click
  • Confidential Processing
  • Step-by-Step Guides Through the Set-Up Process
  • Time-Stamping Available
  • Display Screen Options with Adjustable Font, Size, and Color Schemes
  • Firewalls are not an Issue (html-based, not Java-based)
  • 24/7 Tech Support & Online Trouble-Shooting Available


In-Stadium Captioning

In-stadium captioning is utilized for sports events, performances, and concerts in large stadiums or arenas. It is necessary for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and the increasingly aging population of fans to be able to hear what the announcer is saying while attending a live event.

Individuals with hearing loss are not the only fans who benefit from live captions in a stadium. Stadiums are generally noisy and action-packed, which can make it difficult for all fans to hear announcements; live captioning enables fans to read along and be informed, never missing a word. During a sporting event, the post-game, in-between innings, and post-game are captioned and displayed on a Daktronics LED board and/or scoreboard, or on a mobile hand-held device such as a SmartPhone.

Originally, live captions were generated on-site by a real-time captioner, but now the trend is moving towards remote captioning, where the captioner works from their home office elsewhere in the country. With ever-advancing technology, the need for an on-site captioner is no longer a necessity.

Owner, Ariana Jordan, is the real-time captioner for the St. Louis Cardinals. She remotely captions every home game for the Cardinals via her home office. She has also captioned for the New York Mets and Yankees through Good Sport Captioning. Owner Patti White, also located in St. Louis, has mentored Ariana since 2007; Ariana and Patti continue to have an ongoing working relationship as well as a friendship. Ariana attributes much of her success to Patti.


On-Demand Captioning

On-Demand Captioning in the Palm of Your Hand

Today, 30 million people are affected by hearing loss. Vital to their quality of life are the growing number of companies integrating live captioning into the array of services provided to their customers.

Real-Time Ready Captions already excels in meeting the needs of our customers.

Using your SmartPhone or hand-held device, on-demand captioning offers the opportunity to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to customer service, increasing both accessibility and flexibility to those afflicted by hearing loss. Industry Recommendations:

First and foremost, on-demand captioning is recommended to address total accessibility demands where there currently is none. Wherever the spoken word is available, in any atmosphere, live captioning should be utilized to ensure that every person receives the full benefit of these important communications.


Web-based/Webcast Captioning

Real-time webcast captioning can be implemented for organizations that use web broadcasts to communicate with staff and clients.

A rapidly changing, technology-driven world, coupled with changes in disability legislation, has directed the focus on accessibility. Captioning web multimedia complies with the 21st Century Video and Communications Accessibility Act, providing universal accessibility, a more engaged audience, and improved comprehension of the presentation. The result is a completely satisfying end-user experience, regardless of a person's abilities or disabilities.

Captions are placed on either the top or bottom two or three lines of your video, allowing the entire screen of the video to be viewable.

We can caption webcasts in the following formats:

  • Windows Media
  • Real One Player
  • QuickTime
  • Flash
  • YouTube


Theatre Captioning

An exciting and very popular service for deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals, individuals for who English is a second language, and the aging population is beginning to emerge within the Performing Arts sector during live plays, musicals, and festivals. Real-time captioning offers those with hearing loss the ability to enjoy performances they otherwise would not be able to, "enhancing" the experience for the entire audience.

Scripts are readily available for live captioners to prepare from (captioners often refer to this process as "prepping") before an event. Lines from the script are sent, as well as lyrics and parentheticals to describe other non-speech elements, which help depict the "feel" and sound of the performance.

Non-Speech Parenthetical Examples are:


Captions are displayed on a large screen or LED board near the stage. This service can be provided remotely, meaning Real-Time Ready Captions can provide this service in any venue, anywhere!