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City of Minneapolis TV broadcasts now feature closed captions

City of Minneapolis TV broadcasts now feature closed captions Photo: KSTP

Updated: January 08, 2020 05:55 PM

Minneapolis TV broadcasts will now have closed captions as a public service to make the city's meetings and programs more accessible to residents.

According to a news release, 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.

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The automated captioning system from Link Electronics is a closed caption system Minneapolis is using for its two government access channels.

Television broadcasts are at SD channel 14 and HD channels 799 and 859 on Comcast. As for CenturyLink, the broadcast can be found on SD channel 8001 and HD channel 8501.

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