Oak Park, California (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
Two titles in Larry Jordan’s Final Cut Pro X training are now closed captioned, Larry Jordan, internationally renowned Apple trainer, announced today. He took the unusual step of making his NLE training closed captioned after a seminar he taught at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students.
“Both hearing and non-hearing students attended my Final Cut Pro X seminar at Gallaudet last autumn so we arranged to have sign language interpreters,” said Larry Jordan. “Those interpreters were provided by Mandy David’s wonderful, Florida based company, JFD Communications, LLC. From her I learned that closed captioning would improve accessibility not only to the deaf and hard-of-hearing, but to individuals who do not speak English as a first language. So, I asked Mandy to take on the challenge of closed captioning my training.”
The challenge was significant, more than 90 individual video files, containing more than 11 hours of in-depth, technical training which required detailed transcription and careful placement of closed captions so that the text would not block key features of the software.
“Taking on a captioning project this large takes commitment,” said Mandy David, President of JFD Communications. “I’m proud of my captioning team for the attention to detail on this challenging project. We are delighted to see Larry Jordan add Closed Captions to his training series. It is exciting to think about all the people who will now have access to learn Final Cut Pro X from such an innovative trainer.”
“Closed captioning Larry’s Final Cut training took five months, and more than 20 people to create,” said Laura Peters, Marketing Director for Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. “We are so pleased with the result. The increased access closed captioning offers to our global community means that people from around the world can benefit from learning this new software”
Titles available with closed captioning include:
About JFD Communications, LLC
JFD Communications, LLC, was founded in 2010 by Mandy David. With more than 20 years experience in interpreting for and working with the deaf, Mandy felt that much more could be done to provide high-quality communication services to reach this significantly under-served market. JFD now provides closed captioning services for broadcast and web media, in-person interpreters for events, and consulting services for companies that want to improve their ability to communicate more effectively with all members of their community. Learn more here.
About Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide.
The company was founded by Larry Jordan, an internationally renowned digital media analyst, producer, director, consultant and Apple-Certified trainer specializing in Final Cut training. Jordan’s FREE Weekly Newsletter is read by creative professionals around the world and is available here. Jordan is also executive producer and host of the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, providing everything you need to know about digital media, production, post-production and distribution.