DECEMBER 13TH, 2007 | Jeff Link
As the author of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act that protects the civil rights of more than 54 million Americans with physical and mental disabilities, Senator Harkin has long been a champion of ensuring that all Americans have equal access and opportunities.
The recent CNN/YouTube debates have shown that the Internet and online video are rapidly becoming a mainstream medium for direct engagement in our democracy. With the advent of these new technologies and mediums it is important that we continue to ensure that every American has the opportunity to participate. That’s why all of us at TomHarkin.com are proud to announce our new service to provide closed-captioning of our online campaign videos.
To provide the closed captioning of our online video we have partnered with Project readOn, the web’s leading and most innovative closed-captioning service. Project readOn works toward making online media content available to all by giving users the power to decide exactly what videos they want captioned, and giving webmasters an innovative and easy-to-use caption player that is easy to install on any website.
We will continue to update and add additional closed-captioned videos to this innovative service, so please remember to check back often!