About IDEAL Captions, Inc.

IDEAL Captions

Trace R&D first implemented real-time caption correction in the 1990’s as part of its work in the National Computational Science Alliance, funded by NSF, and demonstrated it at Supercomputing 1999. In 2011, the Trace Center, in collaboration with IDEAL Group, developed a “proof-of-concept” version of the Closed Caption Correction (CCC) system using standard personal computersunder funding from the (NIDILRR). In October, 2013, it was unveiled at the joint TDI (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf, Inc.)/ALDA (Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc.) conference in Albuquerque NM. Over the next several years, the development team at Trace further refined CCC while IDEAL Group continued to use and test it (IDEAL Captions). The CCC system was subsequently transferred to the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) DeveloperSpace where the systems are available under Apache V2.0 open-source licenses.