Articles by Sean Zdenek

Sean Zdenek

Sean Zdenek is an associate professor of technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He teaches a range of courses, including a graduate course on web accessibility and disability studies. He is currently working on a book about closed captioning, scheduled to be published in 2015 entitled Reading Sounds: Accessing Popular Culture Through the Lens of Closed-Captioned Media.

More than Mere Transcription: Closed Captioning as an Artful Practice

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Closed captioning is more than mere transcription and critical to accessibility and usability. This article presents closed captioning texts as inherently subjective and interpretative. [Read More]