Donna Danielewski, Ph.D. is Director of The National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston. WGBH is Boston’s public broadcaster and the place where closed captioning (for people with hearing loss) and audio description (for people who are blind or have low vision) were invented in the 1970’s and 1990’s, respectively.
NCAM is the research, development, and consulting arm of WGBH’s media access services. As NCAM’s Director, Donna develops and maintains collaborative relationships with corporate and public sector partners. Donna and her team work closely with standards groups, global industry leaders and technology firms, content creators and providers, as well as cultural, academic, retail, and other organizations.
Recently, NCAM launched CADET a free, downloadable caption-authoring software that enables anyone to produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player that supports the display of captions.