The support for #subtitles now has been fantastic. Not only has it reached over 14,629 twitter accounts it’s really showing that we deafies are totally missing out in the digital revolution of video and audio.

In a mater of hours we have a team of admins working with the Subtitles Now FB group who have been brilliant (thank you Suzie Jones).

The hundreds of comments show that there is much to be done about the failure to include deaf and hard of hearing people digitally.

Quote on subtitlesnow facebook page:

“I avoid things that blatantly don’t provide subtitles.”

So far it’s showing we can’t enjoy:

  • the cinema latest releases and blockbusters (how many of us wait till it comes out in DVD?)
  • films online from Netfix and Lovefilms (none are offered with subtitles unless they are foreign);
  • tv on demand on iplayer on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and 5;
  • live streaming of important events (the Leavason enquiry for example);
  • NONE of the BBC live events on the 22 Big Screens across the UK who will be showing the Olympics and Paralympics will be subtitled (or audio described);
  • live streaming of concerts and other events online;
  • audio content online like radio programmes, audio interviews using audioboo as few of the broadcasters offer text transcripts;
  • BBC/Arts Council England’s The Space art on demand service online and Freeview HD 117 ‘its an experiment’ and we deaf people can’t expect content to be subtitled
  • the poor quality service subtitling offered by broadcasters  – when it goes wrong with auto recognition for live events –  – lots of comments on subtitlesnow facebook page  about that.
So we are missing out, totally missing out. 10 million people – 1 in 6 of the population. 

With the brilliant help of @paulbradshaw we have a scraper to pull together all tweets mentioning #subtitlesnow. From @djsoup we have ideas how to document what video IS subtitled online (no mean feat by the way for us to find).

With the desire to capture what people are saying and really keep the campaign going here’s the 172 comments from the last 3 days starting with yesterday. It speaks VOLUMES:

#SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/fY6w65DH Fri, 01 Jun 2012 10:34:10 +0000 AbilityMediaLCD
#SubtitlesNow is a UK campaign to make digital content accessible for #Deaf & HoH people http://t.co/ULKKL4tH via @peskypeople #deaf Thu, 31 May 2012 09:30:18 +0000 accessinclusion
#TD12 worth knowing #deaf ppl r planning 2 name/shame websites w/out #subtitles on twitter 6th June #captionTHIS #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 15:46:13 +0000 peskypeople
#subtitlesnow – CCAC good @ making connections; learn re 6 June day of tweeting action. Each country does own thing? Great. And collaborate. Wed, 30 May 2012 22:55:52 +0000 CCACaptioning
#subtitlesnow also has a FB page *work in progress* http://t.co/GDRzKifP #deaf Wed, 30 May 2012 21:32:58 +0000 peskypeople
#td12 *BBC – so u ‘never miss a moment’* 10m #deaf people WILL – no live web subtitles or at any 22 @bbcbigscreens #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 12:30:42 +0000 peskypeople
.@paulbradshaw @djsoup what’s best way to crowdsource list of websites/videos without subtitles? Action planned on #subtitlesnow scrape? Thu, 31 May 2012 14:09:05 +0000 peskypeople
@2weddings will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:29:55 +0000 davidjwalsh
@AbilityMediaLCD will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:31:06 +0000 davidjwalsh
@ArtsPro 2/2 I’ve raised these issues with ACE, NESTA + TSB not addressed #Deaf + #Disabled audiences locked out digitally. #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 09:13:37 +0000 peskypeople
@BenSummerskill What ?! Outrageous :/ Checking now. We campaign about digital access – just launched subtitlesnow! http://t.co/zj968JtQ Wed, 30 May 2012 21:55:16 +0000 peskypeople
@Benfogle could we get a retweet for this pls? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/Ej6ZL5DR #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs (c/o @evejam) Thu, 31 May 2012 07:30:03 +0000 DancingMischief
@BrianMSeaman here’s our latest campaign Read, follow and please take part http://t.co/WXMARYER we need #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 09:59:33 +0000 SuzieJones2010
@Britt_W will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:28:20 +0000 davidjwalsh
@DHorizons will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:21:52 +0000 davidjwalsh
@Deaffest will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/4NeRi0rp Thu, 31 May 2012 09:20:25 +0000 davidjwalsh
@DisabilityJobs will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:21:25 +0000 davidjwalsh
@DisabilityNow will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:20:58 +0000 davidjwalsh
@DisabilityRocks will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:20:47 +0000 davidjwalsh
@Guild2012 here’s our latest campaign Read, follow and please take part http://t.co/WXMARYER we need #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 10:07:11 +0000 SuzieJones2010
@LightmoorLife looks fab is there your tube link (tying to find it). Have u told @jimallthetime 1st hyperlocal subtitled vid? #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 14:30:53 +0000 peskypeople
@Limping_Chicken @charlie_swin Worth checking out @peskypeople and this blog from @pushmespace http://t.co/tcSLULkh and #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 12:41:42 +0000 disabilityarts
@PhilipBloom will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:30:03 +0000 davidjwalsh
@RazorTelevision will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:28:15 +0000 davidjwalsh
@ShropStar have u seen campaign 4 #subtitlesnow http://t.co/tABDIkch + http://t.co/MCx9Yxh0 (Telford led) Thu, 31 May 2012 11:20:52 +0000 peskypeople
@TheGeekyFrenchy hi thanks – I was asking as #subtitlesnow lots of deaf / hard of hearing pol saying few websites subtitle vids missing out Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:44:07 +0000 peskypeople
@TheMediaTweets will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:29:11 +0000 davidjwalsh
@UKDeafCouncil RT @evejam: Hi @malcolmbruce could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/8DzrJu9T Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:03:37 +0000 Joff_McGill
@allyfogg will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:25:17 +0000 davidjwalsh
@artistsmaker will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:25:36 +0000 davidjwalsh
@attitudetweets will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:22:00 +0000 davidjwalsh
@benjamincohen will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:22:06 +0000 davidjwalsh
@deafftag RT @evejam: Hi @malcolmbruce could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/8DzrJu9T Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:00:24 +0000 Joff_McGill
@gabysslave will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:30:48 +0000 davidjwalsh
@idrysdale add #subtitlesnow, make content fully accessible. Campaign launched http://t.co/tABDIkch FB http://t.co/MCx9Yxh0 #innovateforage Thu, 31 May 2012 09:05:31 +0000 peskypeople
@jfraseruk will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:28:39 +0000 davidjwalsh
@jimallthetime you might want to check out #subtitlesnow campaign re BBC The Space http://t.co/tABDIkch FB: http://t.co/MCx9Yxh0 Thu, 31 May 2012 10:23:15 +0000 peskypeople
@ollygosling will you pls rt: #SubtitlesNow Lets get subtitles online ..and everywhere http://t.co/k7Qwo33C Thu, 31 May 2012 09:30:28 +0000 davidjwalsh
@peskypeople #subtitlesnow oh come on guys give us a break! title: Panorama channel: BBC1 time: 2200 Thu, 31 May 2012 14:32:15 +0000 paulbradshaw
@peskypeople @DJSoup #subtitlesnow scraper written at http://t.co/DZWQngGI Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:50:56 +0000 paulbradshaw
@peskypeople I can write you a scraper that grabs X no. of #subtitlesnow tweets every day – best if structured, e.g. tweet to follow Thu, 31 May 2012 14:31:03 +0000 paulbradshaw
@tveedercom fantastic @bbc @channelfournews etc. have no excuse #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 12:35:09 +0000 peskypeople
Anybody else going to join @DancingMischief @Saltbar and myself by asking celebs to retweet #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:36:55 +0000 evejam
Big thanks you for all the RT’s and comments about #subtitlesnow campaign hope we all get something sorted #deaf #a11y Thu, 31 May 2012 11:18:07 +0000 peskypeople
Breaking news: am told ACE and BBC are meeting today and #subtitlesnow is on the agenda … Thu, 31 May 2012 10:09:44 +0000 peskypeople
But one should be grateful. If it wasn’t for Teletext Page 199, I’d never have been aware of Carla Connor #lust #subtitlesnow #corrie Thu, 31 May 2012 20:43:37 +0000 deafcomedy
CCAC happy 2 B one “hub” for two new captioning & subtitle advocacy projects: subtitlesNOW and captionTHIS. Internet global for all. Thu, 31 May 2012 16:49:51 +0000 CCACaptioning
CCAC welcomes #subtitlesnow & pesky people to the world of captioning advocacy/subtitles, yes! CCAC is a “hub” to share information/action. Wed, 30 May 2012 22:53:33 +0000 CCACaptioning
Campaign for #subtitlesnow to gain better access, visit http://t.co/0G0RFZ7h Thu, 31 May 2012 05:39:32 +0000 DeafMatters
Campaign to get fully accessible #subtitlesnow on all digitial media do follow for latest news we have so much to do to raise awareness Thu, 31 May 2012 09:56:24 +0000 SuzieJones2010
Deaf and hard of hearing people will be excluded from much Olympics online video http://t.co/n6kIlXpD #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 16:32:42 +0000 DJSoup
Hi @AdoreSocialM could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:43:54 +0000 evejam
Hi @DameEvelyn could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:02:19 +0000 evejam
Hi @David_Suchet could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:04:22 +0000 evejam
Hi @DeborahMeaden could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:07:58 +0000 evejam
Hi @DerrenBrown could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:06:00 +0000 evejam
Hi @DuncanBannatyne could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:07:20 +0000 evejam
Hi @GadgetPolly could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 06:47:56 +0000 evejam
Hi @GordonRamsay01 could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:08:35 +0000 evejam
Hi @JasonBradbury could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 06:53:36 +0000 evejam
Hi @Lord_Sugar could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:28:13 +0000 evejam
Hi @MayorofLondon could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 06:48:50 +0000 evejam
Hi @OrtisDeley could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:26:46 +0000 evejam
Hi @RealMattLucas could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:26:12 +0000 evejam
Hi @Redgravecrew could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:25:28 +0000 evejam
Hi @SLFirstLtd could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:43:24 +0000 evejam
Hi @ThePaulDaniels could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:11:43 +0000 evejam
Hi @TheoPaphitis could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:10:58 +0000 evejam
Hi @achrisevans could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:02:46 +0000 evejam
Hi @brianblessed could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:01:45 +0000 evejam
Hi @carolvorders could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:00:52 +0000 evejam
Hi @charleyboorman could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:03:37 +0000 evejam
Hi @dragonjones could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:06:52 +0000 evejam
Hi @eddieizzard could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:07:49 +0000 evejam
Hi @malcolmbruce could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:27:22 +0000 evejam
Hi @richardbranson could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:24:40 +0000 evejam
Hi @stephenfry could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 06:45:44 +0000 evejam
Hi @suziperry could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 06:46:31 +0000 evejam
Hi @thedebbiemcgee could we get a retweet for this please? digital #subtitlesnow http://t.co/7DLBhImd #deaf #digitalaccess #a11y #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 07:12:17 +0000 evejam
Huge thanks for the RT’s about #subtitlesnow campaign liking the #lovesubs what ever hasthag gets used 🙂 Wed, 30 May 2012 23:19:12 +0000 peskypeople
If you are on your lunch + missed #subtitlesnow << worth checking out new grassroots campaign for #deaf digital access Thu, 31 May 2012 12:15:30 +0000 peskypeople
Looks like @peskypeople & @pushmespace are both on to something. Is it too hard /too much to ask media to provide #subtitlesnow as standard? Thu, 31 May 2012 09:24:43 +0000 disabilityarts
MT @peskypeople ~ #subtitlesnow lots of deaf / hard of hearing pol saying few websites subtitle vids …missing out Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:45:14 +0000 OccupySL
MT @peskypeople ~ #subtitlesnow lots of deaf / hard of hearing pol saying few websites subtitle vids …missing out Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:44:02 +0000 CreativeCrip
MT @peskypeople ~ #subtitlesnow lots of deaf / hard of hearing pol saying few websites subtitle vids …missing out Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:43:56 +0000 RiseUpUK
Missing #td12 yet again as like all digital events they are streamed live online without subtitles #td12 #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 12:38:10 +0000 peskypeople
People campaigning for subtitles – you’ve never had it so good. Us old Deafos only had Coronation Street to watch long ago. #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 20:39:45 +0000 deafcomedy
Ppl enjoying live streaming from #TD12 as a digital start-up who’s deaf I can’t access it 🙁 #subtitlesnow #digitalexclusion #td12 Thu, 31 May 2012 15:09:02 +0000 peskypeople
Quote on #subtitlesnow FB *I avoid things that blatantly don’t provide subtitles.* digital providers take note #deaf http://t.co/MCx9Yxh0 Thu, 31 May 2012 09:02:00 +0000 peskypeople
RT @BrianMSeaman Good to see that the @NationalTrust #Knole, #Sevenoaks video has the option of BSL & subtitles 🙂 #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 10:20:58 +0000 SuzieJones2010
RT @CCACaptioning: #subtitlesnow – CCAC good @ making connections; learn re 6 June day of tweeting action. Each country does own thing? Great. And collaborate. Thu, 31 May 2012 10:11:08 +0000 peskypeople
RT @DJSoup: Deaf and hard of hearing people will be excluded from much Olympics online video http://t.co/n6kIlXpD#subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 16:58:46 +0000 puntofisso
RT @Saltbar: RT @peskypeople: WE HAVE A NEW CAMPAIGN >>> digital #subtitlesnow join us http://t.co/xp3lqZe0#deaf #digitalaccess #a11y pls RT #lovesubs Thu, 31 May 2012 06:38:33 +0000 evejam
RT @Saltbar: RT @peskypeople: WE HAVE A NEW CAMPAIGN >>> digital #subtitlesnow join us http://t.co/xp3lqZe0#deaf #digitalaccess #a11y pls RT #lovesubs Wed, 30 May 2012 22:22:13 +0000 mrhodga
RT @Saltbar: RT @peskypeople: WE HAVE A NEW CAMPAIGN >>> digital #subtitlesnow join us http://t.co/xp3lqZe0#deaf #digitalaccess #a11y pls RT #lovesubs Wed, 30 May 2012 21:55:35 +0000 peskypeople
RT @SuzieJones2010 here’s our latest campaign Read, follow and please take part http://t.co/YY6rZZDE we need #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 10:15:32 +0000 BrianMSeaman
RT @SuzieJones2010: @BrianMSeaman here’s our latest campaign Read, follow and please take part http://t.co/WXMARYER we need #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 10:16:04 +0000 alanROYGBIV
RT @SuzieJones2010: @BrianMSeaman here’s our latest campaign Read, follow and please take part http://t.co/WXMARYER we need #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 10:09:12 +0000 BrianMSeaman
RT @SuzieJones2010: RT @BrianMSeaman Good to see that the @NationalTrust #Knole, #Sevenoaks video has the option of BSL & subtitles 🙂 #subtitlesnow Thu, 31 May 2012 10:30:51 +0000 BrianMSeaman
RT @SuzieJones2010: do you have any open air screenings? @Guild2012 would be good to get involved with #subtitlesnow campaign 🙂 Thu, 31 May 2012 10:10:00 +0000 peskypeople