Captions for Literacy

Turn on captioning to turn on reading

Somerville, MA   |  captionsforliteracy.org

Mission

To promote the use of captioning and same-language subtitling to improve reading skills and literacy in the United States.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Rowan McVey

Main address

41 Gibbens St

Somerville, MA 02143 USA

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EIN

38-3745962

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Educational handouts

On our website, teachers can find handouts that they can download, print, and send home with their students or distribute at parent-teacher meetings to encourage parents to turn on captioning or subtitles when their children are viewing videos. Handouts are available in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.

Population(s) Served

On our web site, we provide a list of places that educators and parents can find captioned videos online.

Population(s) Served

On our web site, we provide instructions for how to turn on captioning on a variety of devices, such as TVs, cable boxes, and streaming services.

Population(s) Served

Placing ads in publications for teachers, such as Phi Delta Kappan, in order to spread awareness of the benefits of captioning.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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To increase the use of captions and same-language subtitles to help improve literacy.

We will begin by targeting elementary school teachers and principals to raise awareness of the use of captions. Resources to support educators, such as a list of places where they can access captioned videos, will be provided on our web site. We will also create educational handouts that they can distribute to the parents of their students to encourage them to also turn on captions when their children are watching videos at home. Donations will be used to purchase advertising in magazines and at conferences dedicated to serving the education community.

Financials

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Captions for Literacy

Board of directors
as of 12/26/2017
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Board chair

Rowan McVey

Jeffrey Radcliffe

Varia Cartledge

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No