The Captioning Community of Interest identifies and develops programs, products, and services for captioners.
How to Complain About Bad or Missing Captions
With the change to high definition broadcasts in 2009 and changes to the Federal Communications Commission’s complaint procedure in early 2010, it is a good time to review the process for complaining about caption quality.
Captioning Groups on Facebook & LinkedIn
NCRA has created two networking groups for captioners on the internet's most popular networking sites!
Facebook - This group is members only and will require administrator approval. To find us on Facebook, please login to your Facbook account and search "Captioners NCRA".
LinkedIn - This group is open to anyone, however administrator approval is required. To find us on LinkedIn, please use the keyword "captioning" in the "search groups" function.
Recommended Style and Format Guidelines
The NCRA Captioning Community of Interest has issued a document with captioning style and format guidelines for U.S. television programming. The 62-page document provides guidance for independent realtime captioners on a multitude of style and formatting issues, including parentheticals, obscenities and other sensitive words, scripting, musical notes and lyrics, slang and poor grammar, and much more. The guidelines are meant to complement the guidelines that some captioning companies require their captioners to follow. The Community of Interest notes that when captioning companies have guidelines in place for their captioners, the captioning company guidelines take precedence.