Closed captioning is now available during public meetings

Victoria residents can access this feature during live and recorded public meetings
Closed captioning is now available during public meetings

Closed captioning is now available during public meetings – Audio captions are displayed on a TV screen Aug. 3 during the live broadcast of a City Council meeting on Vtv15, a cable channel operated by the City of Victoria Communications & Public Affairs.

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria residents now have the option to viewer closed captioning during public meetings on the City of Victoria’s municipal TV channel, VTv15.

“One of the longstanding goals of Communications & Public Affairs is to share information with as wide of an audience as possible,” said Ashley Strevel, director of Communications & Public Affairs for the City of Victoria. “Recent emergencies demonstrated the importance of advancing the City’s communications strategy to reach all of Victoria. We hope more residents will tune in to our channel as a result of this change.”

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Ashley Strevel, director of Communications & Public Affairs for the City of Victoria

During live and recorded public meetings, captioning will be available on cable channels 15 and 115. It will also be live online at www.victoriatx.gov/vtv15.

You can also replay meetings with captions by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/agendas or on YouTube at Victoria Texas Public Meetings.

The new closed captioning services utilizes human-assisted transcription. Captions can be turned on using the closed caption settings on your TV.

Communications & Public Affairs resumes its efforts to extend its messaging to hard-to-reach populations.  Over the past year, some of the department’s efforts include using an American Sign Language interpreter for press briefings. It also used a Covid-19 public service announcement, producing a Covid-19 PSA in Spanish and posting to social medial in Spanish during emergencies.

Additionally, VTv15 includes a variety of programming focused on local government, education, history and the arts. You can learn more by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/vtv15. You can also provide suggestions about programming by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/survey.