North Penn TV adopts closed captioning system

Those who are hard of hearing will now be able to enjoy North Penn Television programming, thanks to a recently adopted closed captioning system.

Although community members have requested closed captioning for several years, the cost of previous technologies had always been out of reach for the district, said Bob Gillmer, North Penn School District coordinator of communications media.

“In the past, you literally had to have someone transcribing the audio in real time,” he said. The ENCO system adopted by the district uses a computer to do the same thing, which brings down the cost by about 95 percent.



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