Closed Caption solutions for public event streaming

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#1

I found this information online:

Federal agencies, contractors and employers should be acutely aware that their live streaming and broadcast events must now be captioned for accessibility, as mandated by recent updates to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, plus changes to state laws that now require accessibility for federally-funded organizations such as colleges, universities, and research facilities. Even when Section 508 doesn’t apply, many non-federal websites and their video content must still be accessible under other laws such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (Source: Swagit)

Is there a solution to this problem? I streamed a county commission special meeting from my phone to YouTube. Am I in violation of US Federal Law?


#2

I second this. Currently I have to currently use a teradek cube, wirecast or vMix to achieve this. It would be most excellent to have the ability to accept CEA-608 from a hardware closed captioning encoder into the Pearl’s SDI inputs.