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Sources of Grants and Funding for Closed Captioning of Online Video 
Many video producers face budgeting barriers when it comes to closed captioning. In this brief, we compiled resources to help you find financial grants and awards that can be applied to closed captioning services.
While some awards exist specifically for higher education, there are creative ways to fund captioning for other types of organizations and content.
Topics covered include:
  • DECT grant eligibility and application process
  • Federally funded grants from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Crowdfunding and other resources for grants and funds

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Options for Funding Online Video Captioning 

As online video becomes more synonymous with television and broadcast content, legal requirements for captioning are also becoming increasingly stringent. Along with these trends, grants and funding opportunities are likely to change.

At least for now, most grants and funding exist for educational institutions. Despite that, it’s always possible to find funding in unlikely places – including private investors and grants that are not specific to accessibility that could be relevant to your particular business or institution.


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