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Meryl Evans

Digital marketing pro and C-everything including CDW Chief DishWasher,

Born hearing-free, Meryl's first encounter with captions came in 1983 when she received her first closed-caption decoder. Because she depends on captions to follow the video, she has seen the best and worst of captions. Fast forward years later, Meryl's digital marketing career has come in handy in educating people about captioning videos and captioning them well. At a time when a lot of videos contain automatic captions, autocraptions are NOT better than no captions. Her how-to videos and guides have educated and encouraged many to start captioning their videos and do it right. She has also created and promoted the use of #Captioned in social media to help people find captioned videos. See it in action here:

Besides being a caption pusher and digital marketing pro, Meryl is an author and contributor to many books on web design, business, and tech. She's frequent speaker on captioning videos and deafness. As a result, people call her the captioning queen. In her day job as a freelance digital marketing left hand gal, she helps clients rock their email, social media, and content marketing projects. Before that, she worked for the FAA and two Fortune 500 companies. She's a proud native Texan who has lived in Dallas-Fort Worth for all but six years of her life.


John Slatin AccessU 2020