WBGH receives US$ 6,00,000 fund

The Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (http://www.ed.gov) has granted US$ 6,00,000 fund to WGBH so as to support on its groundbreaking efforts to make handheld media accessible for people, who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The grant provides s WGBH's Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) with US$ 600,000 over three years to research and develop technical solutions for delivering captioned content to iPods, cell phones, PDAs and other mobile devices. WGBH will research on embedding ways of captioning solutions within handheld devices and develop prototypes, which will serve as a proof-of-concept models for the mobile industry and policy makers. While technology partners, including AOL