Closed captions now available for City of Minneapolis broadcasts
City of Minneapolis broadcasts now have closed captions as a public service to make the City’s meetings and programs more accessible to residents. Viewers can use any external device including TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets.
The service allows for deaf and hard-of-hearing residents and residents learning English to watch the City’s decision-making process live, which supports City goals of transparency, equity and participation.
The automated captioning system from Link Electronics is a closed caption system the City is using for its two government access channels.
Television broadcasts are at SD channel 14 and HD channels 799 and 859 on Comcast, and SD channel 8001 and HD channel 8501 on CenturyLink. Viewers can find the live streams and replayed broadcasts of all meetings at www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/citycounciltv and toggle captions on or off with the “CC” button on the video player.
Jan. 10, 2020
Published Jan 8, 2020