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Apple Ignores the Deaf again with iPhone

First iPod. Now iPhone. iPods don’t support captions or subtitling. iPhones aren’t compatible with hearing aids and cochlear implants. Paula Rosenthal has been speaking up loud and clear about the issue that ComputerWorld heard her and others.
Disappointing. Apple dares to be different, but it doesn’t recognize those of us who are different.

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  1. Paula

    Hi Meryl,
    Apple announced captioning capabilities for iTunes 7.4 earlier this month. You can read more about it here: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/instant-expert-secrets-features-of-itunes-74/
    Thanks for the link back to HearingExchange! Keep up the great work on your blog.
    ~ Paula

  2. Meryl

    Wow! I can’t believe I missed that! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Appreciate the kind words.

  3. lette

    yeah I am getting the Ipod Touch this week and its a pity it doesnt support captions and t loops πŸ™ but im such a gadget freak im going to get it anyway for my photos and internet on the move!

  4. lette

    I TAKE IT BACK!! the Ipod touch HAS closed captions access its in the settings menu, im impressed!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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