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Captioned Films for the Deaf: Hearing Before a Special Subcommittee of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

Scanned copy of the hearing on August 7, 1962 to discuss S. 2511, a bill to provide for an increased program of Captioned Films for the Deaf (CFD). The bill, designed to mandate government support of the captioning of educational films, was introduced by Senator Edmund S. Muskie, Maine, and co-sponsored by Senator Claiborne de Borda Pell, Rhode Island. The bill passed and became Public Law 87-715, supplementing the original law to establish CFD (Public Law 85-905) for the captioning of entertainment motion pictures. (A related DCMP article containing the remarks prepared by John Gough for S. 2511 is available here.)

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