We’re Excited about the Potential for Live TV Captioning of Rio2016…

“Just the matter of a few $$$$ to raise….”

New Zealand is a great sporting nation and the hype is building for the Rio Olympics. We’re getting pretty excited about the potential for captioned TV coverage too!

The Captioning Working Group have launched a $200,000 NZD fundraising campaign to pay for live captioning on some of the free-to-air Prime TV coverage.

Able, NZ’s not-for-profit captioning provider, will be providing live captioning. “We’re delighted to be working with The National Foundation for the Deaf to make coverage of the Olympics accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing viewers,” says Wendy Youens, Able Chief Executive. “Sports are an integral part of New Zealanders’ identity, and we’re looking forward to bringing one of our most important sporting events to communities that otherwise would not be able to fully participate.”

Please text the word GOLD to 4847 to make a donation or donate online. Check out the some of the Captioning Working Group and their supporters as they show their brilliance at a recent athletics selection event

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The New Zealand Captioning Working Group (CWG) is a collaboration of Deaf Aotearoa, The National Foundation for the Deaf and the Hearing Association New Zealand and have been working together for over 4 years to improve media accessibility across the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.

Thank you for your support.


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