Thank you for captioning Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Able

Wow, what an amazing Olympics New Zealand has had. 18 medals for New Zealand and free to air TV coverage with captioning!

The New Zealand Captioning Working Group would like to thank the team at Able who have worked so hard to bring the caption access to our TV screens.

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New equipment funded by The National Foundation for the Deaf was installed at Able to enable near live captions for Rio2016. The Foundation for the Deaf has launched a fundraising campaign to recoup the costs of this equipment. The new kit will be of long term benefit to Sky owned Prime TV making it possible in the future to caption other live events or programmes such as NZ On Air funded Backbenches, or PrimeNews.

Thank you Able and well done to our great NZ team!

Haere Ra #Rio2016.

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To help pay for the captions you can text GOLD to 4847 to make a $3 donation.

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