AVAILABILITY (updated 7/13/2011): The publisher allowed the book to go out of print for a while, but it appears to be available once again.
The Closed Captioning Handbook is a detailed guide to closed captioning technology for engineers and other broadcast professionals, released in April of 2004 from Focal Press (an imprint of Elsevier).
The book contains detailed coverage of captioning technology for engineers, up-to-date analysis of captioning law, a comprehensive glossary, an annotated history of captioning, and much more. The Closed Captioning Handbook covers everything you need to know about closed captioning, including digital television, DVD subtitling, Web site accessibility, and troubleshooting for both consumer and professional captioning equipment.
Whether you're a station manager, a video engineer, a realtime captioner, a video or caption editor, or a consumer, there's something in this book for you.
"It's safe to say [The Closed Captioning Handbook] will be a 'biblical' tome for captioning—this book will always be referenced by those in the captioning industry in the years to come."
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