The UpTake Honored For Debate Captioning

Last year The UpTake captioned a seemingly endless number of Gubernatorial debates so the deaf and hard of hearing could be better informed. Wednesday, the Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans honored The UpTake with it’s Accessible News Outlet Media Excellence Award. UpTake Executive Producer Mike McIntee, who is a long-time Eagan resident, accepted the award and credited his hard-of-hearing step-father with inspiring him and The UpTake’s volunteers to put in hundreds of hours of work to transcribe and caption the debates.

Captioned video of the full event

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