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CADET, NCAM's New Caption and Description Editing Tool
Summary: CADET is NCAM's free software for writing captions and descriptions. It runs in any browser and can export captions in file formats commonly used online today by most browsers and stand-alone media players. CADET can also be used to generate audio-description scripts. Once downloaded and installed, CADET does not require an internet connection in order to operate: it runs locally in any Web browser, so users do not need to upload private videos or proprietary content to servers or video-hosting sites in order to create captions. Bios: Bryan Gould, NCAM Director of Accessible Learning and Assessment Technologies, has conducted research and produced guidelines and training content related to how people who are blind or who have low vision access technology and media, focused especially on access to visual content. For over 20 years, Bryan has collaborated on research and implementation with content creators in many industries including education, entertainment, publishing, transportation, technology, government, and retail. He is a co-author of widely-used, research-based guidelines for providing access to complex images and video content for people who are blind or have low vision. Geoff Freed, NCAM Director of Technology Projects and Web Media Standards, has been involved in broadcast-, Web- and multimedia-accessibility initiatives for more than 30 years. He is the author of extensive training materials and guidelines related to Web- and multimedia-accessibility. Geoff has represented NCAM within many industry working groups, including those hosted by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and the federal government. He is a co-author of the W3C’s Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), and is a specialist in captioning technologies in all formats, from broadcast to Web.

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    New York City is home to virtually every type of person and every type of company on earth. Our group exists to advance accessibility and inclusive design. Our goal is to bring together NYC's accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, and our experiences. If you're interested in accessibility and inclusive design then we want you in this group. We meet monthly, our previous presentations are archived on YouTube ( ( ). Follow us on Twitter @A11YNYC (

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