Live On-Site Captioning of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Mid-Atlantic Ballroom A
January 20, 2009 - 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Principal of Global Caption Network is proud to have been selected
as one of eight captioners invited by Lorraine Carter, Principal of
Court Reporters, Inc., to live caption on site the 2009 Inaugural
Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington,
D.C. on January 20, 2009. Several other captioners traveled from all
over the country, some as far as North Carolina and Reno, Nevada.
The event attracted a star-studded cast of appearances with more
than 85,000 people invited from all over the country. The
Neighborhood Ball was broadcast live on ABC and the stars were
dressed to the 9s! J. Lo and
Marc Anthony; Oprah and Steadman – and others spotted were Vanessa
Williams and family, Tom Hanks, Denzell Washington, Beyonce, Shakira,
Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder, Sting, the Grateful Dead, and Ray
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THE VP & PRESIDENT'S INAUGURAL BALL SPEECH TRANSCRIPT
Global communications through
In an effort to keep up with today’s technologically
advanced world, Global Caption Network is dedicated to bridging the
hearing gap and integrating the non-hearing with the hearing
community through captions. We believe by interfacing our valuable
skills and embracing technology, we are able to globally connect our
two worlds together.
Hearing loss is the No. 1 disability in the world, affecting nearly
10% or 70 million of the total U.S. population. While American Sign
Language (ASL) is used in many instances to communicate with the
deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH), only about 10% of that population
can understand ASL. There are also several other variations of sign
language in the community and there is not one universal sign
language. While not all deaf or HOH understand ASL, captioning is
generally the preferred method of communication for deaf and HOH.
Studies have shown that captions greatly enhance English as a Second
Language (ESL) individuals’ communication barriers and can be a
valuable note-taking tool for severely handicapped viewers as well.
Transcripts can be provided to accompany podcasts on websites or can
be downloaded by members to re-enforce the message.
Global Caption Network is a Christian-based captioning company
situated north of the Pittsburgh area in North Sewickley Township in
western Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves in providing
quality-captioning services through our select pool of experienced
and certified captioners. Our premium captioning services include:
educational captioning; ministry and church captioning; conferences
and seminars, embedding the captions onto a large video screen for
large audiences – also known as live Computer-Assisted Realtime
Translation (CART); radio talk shows, news, or sports transcripts
uploaded or streamed live on the internet or webcast; live broadcast
closed captioning; offline (pre-recorded) videos; captioning
corporate business meetings and financial calls; and multi-language
Now you can communicate through captions your valuable, poignant
messages with the deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH). An experienced
Global Caption Network captioner on-site or remote translates the
spoken word into English text and simultaneously sends the text live
to a projector for large screen or remotely through a live internet
stream, or an upload of the transcript can be sent to your website
instantly after your live conference or seminar to include your new
audience – the deaf and HOH viewers.
Global Caption Network is very dedicated to opening up environments
that were previously unavailable to the deaf and HOH. Our passion
and vision is to be an integral tool or platform to propel otherwise
closed environments into the digital age by captioning classrooms
equipped with Wi-Fi networks (WLAN) or video conferencing
capabilities, church sermons, pod casts, speaking engagements, and
radio talk shows not accessible to the deaf and HOH community.
of the country's leading providers of Real Time Closed Captions for:
- International, National, Regional, & Local News - Sports
- CART - Live Broadcast Programming - Multi-Lingual Translation
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