Tag: captions

More Ugly News on Captioning Exemptions

An update to previous entry on Captioning News: Not Good News: By Cheryl Heppner Many of you have been following the recent saga of sudden mass exemptions granted for closed captioning of TV programs. The exemptions, over 270 of them, were given by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to mostly faith-based organizations. Few of these …

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Captioning Ads

AllDeaf.com points to a story about deaf people who want to see closed captioned ads. We may fast forward through commercials when watching TiVO or a taped program, but there are times when we’d like to know what is said on the commercial. Super Bowl time, for one. Hey, with all the hoopla about commercials …

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Insight into the Deaf World

This superb article from the Houston Chronicle by Clarence Page of Washington, D.C., and Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist. It looks at mainstreaming, Galludet and its presidential challenges, the culture, and cochlear implants. Everyone should read the last four paragraphs. When you divide the world between “us” and “them,” even in reaction to prejudices, you run …

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Online Video Captions

For many of us, the Internet erased communication barriers until videos started gaining popularity with sites like YouTube and TV networks making episodes of shows available as downloads. We can watch the TV shows on TV with captions, but the downloaded videos are silent — without captions. The Wall Street Journal took notice with its …

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Deaf Statistics

The Dallas Morning News writes a story about a teen who is deaf and doing very well with a cochlear implant. He has a bright future ahead of him. The article also looks at the contoversy with cochlear implants. Here are insightful statistics on deafness and cochlear implants that appear at the end of the …

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Closed Captioning in Google Video

About time someone did something! Closed Captioning Hits Google Video says that Google is captioning select videos. You can see a list of videos with captions here. Mostly stuff from NOVA and documentaries, but you can find a few fun videos like Mariah vs. Whitney. Unfortunately, the captions are a little faster than the singer.

Fans Sue for Captions

Hearing-Impaired Fans Sue for Access to Closed-Captioning. Go fans! Get ’em! Can you tell I’m a Dallas Cowboy fan? It was fun living in Washington, DC for six years and watching the Cowboys win the Superbowl twice! When I finished my assignment with one of the agencies, they gave me a Redskin shirt for a …

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Pay Phones Need to Stick Around

Pay phones were disappearing and I was concerned about that for a while. As you know, it’s pointless for me to pay for a cell phone that I would only use in the case of an emergency. That’s a lot of bucks to pay every month even with a basic plan. A pay phone only …

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DVD CC Labeling Class Settlement Notice

From TDI by way of Deaf Network: ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE DEAF OR HAVE HEARING LOSS AND HAVE PURCHASED, RENTED, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED A DVD OR OTHER HOME VIDEO PRODUCT, OR IF YOU HAVE OBTAINED SUCH A PRODUCT FOR USE WITH CAPTIONING OR CLOSED CAPTIONING, PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED …

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Deaf Pilots

I never thought about becoming a pilot nor the challenges that come with it because of communications between pilot and air traffic control. In spite of the barrier, Stephen Hopson passed his oral and flight exams making him the first deaf person to get an instrument rating from the Federal Aviation Administration. He is allowed …

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