Government agencies receiving federal funding are required by law to abide by statutes requiring making information – particularly audiovisual content – accessible through captioning. Peak Captioning can help ensure compliance by offering live captioning services.
We provide services to government agencies, local governments and municipalities for press briefings, city and county government sessions and meetings. Using realtime software, Peak Captioning instantly translates speech into readable text.
Live Captioning Services
Peak Captioning founder Traci Walker, RPR-RMR-CRR-CRC, has captioned since 1991. She has spent her career in the industry as a trainer, manager and consultant. Traci has delivered realtime captioning of events for the Social Security Administration and Census Bureau, school systems and other agencies. She utilizes Streamtext captioning software, an industry leader, known for its reliability and versatility.
Her experience with government clients enables her to fully understand their unique demands and transcription requirements. Peak Captioning’s services are available both remotely or in-person.
Government entities must be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Under Section 508, all federal agencies receiving federal funds have to make all training, information, multimedia presentations and productions accessible through captioning and/or video description if they contain audio or visual information. The ADA ensures the same access is provided at the state and local level.
The result is that through closed captioning, the government improves transparency and accessibility by making content available to more people, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captions can also improve comprehension for some, including those for whom English is a second-language.
Peak Captioning is well-versed in these laws and requirements, which allows for a seamless captioning experience that meets regulations and standards.
Peak Captioning is available seven days a week to provide turnkey service with a quick turnaround. To schedule Peak Captioning’s captioning services for government entities across the United States, call 720-598-2876 or contact us today!