Hyattsville adds closed-captions to Council webcasts

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City of Hyattsville

The pun-filled words of Hyattsville resident Greg Smith, speaking in support of a possible repeal of the city's ban on backyard chickens, are seen transcribed in a screenshot from Hyattsville's Jan. 21, 2020, City Council meeting.

Hyattsville is testing the use of real-time closed captioning for webcasts of its City Council meetings. The move is notable in Prince George’s County, where few local governments offer closed captioning or picture-in-picture sign-language interpretation of their broadcast proceedings. Prince George’s County Council, Planning Board and Board of Education...
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