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September 26, 2006 Announces Four New Closed-Captioned Titles

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Ojai, California, [September 26]—, a leader in video-based training for digital media and design software, today introduced four new closed-captioned titles to its Online Training Library™. Adding to its current selection of closed-captioned titles, the Online Training Library™ now features closed-captioning for InDesign CS2 Essential Training, Illustrator CS2 Essential Training, Dreamweaver 8 Beyond the Basics, and Photoshop CS2 Essential Training. has also added an instructional page to its site, at, which includes details about how to view the closed captions and how to search within the text captions. “We’ve always wanted to offer closed captioning, but the prospect of converting hundreds of hours of video was overwhelming,” says Lynda Weinman, president and co-founder of “We’re thrilled to have found a solution for adding closed-captioning to our Online Training Library™. The benefits are huge, not only to people with a hearing impairment, but to all of our customers. The text transcriptions have allowed us to add a great new text and time-code search feature that benefits everyone. Quite the win-win!” Closed captioning also assists in tutorial comprehension in noisy environments, helps those who speak English as a second language, and improves overall content comprehension for all subscribers who choose to view the captions. Closed captioning is an assistive technology that presents spoken words and sounds as a text track, or “captions.” The term “closed” means that not all viewers see the captions automatically; closed captions must be activated or enabled. Anyone with a broadband Internet connection can access these titles by subscribing to the Online Training Library™. Subscriptions to the Online Training Library™ start at $25 per month, and provide access to more than 14,000 video tutorials covering a wide range of technology career tools, software, and techniques. Subscribers can access any of the video-based training titles at their convenience. Multi-user subscriptions are also available for companies and institutions seeking to provide education and training to groups. About Since 1997, has provided education and technical training solutions for designers, computer graphics specialists, digital media users, and computer owners. products include Web-based training, instructional books, video-based training on disc, self-paced online learning, and events for creative designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists. specializes in teaching fundamental design and graphics principles along with the latest computer software, digital media technologies, and techniques.