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All the Bells – what happens when London 2012 fails to add subtitles

Curious to find out what all this bell ringing lark was about that takes place at percisly 8.12 am on Friday 27th July 2012 is about I watched the video of Martin Creed talking about this in ALL THE BELLS on you tube. As with ALL of the videos produced by London 2012 and Cultural Olympipad this was another one that WASNT SUBTITLED. Being deaf I wanted to know what Martin was saying so I used You Tube’s automatic captioning facility (the CC button)... 
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Subtitled film screening Sat 25 August 2012 Waterlow Park, London

You’ve got a chance to vote for the film you’d most like to see at the Pop up Screens SUBTITLED cinema screening on Saturday 25th August in Waterlow Park in Camden, London  (doors 7pm, film starts 8.30pm). This event is hot on the heels of Secret Cinema which saw a packed house of 150 cinema goers there just to see a subtitled screening of Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’. You can vote here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DGX3HZH Here’s... 
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The Killers Tickets- Anyone Got a Brick Wall I Can Borrow?

Hello readers, Samantha here again, with yet another woeful tale of appalling concert ticket access. De Ja Vu anyone? Yeah, me too. Unfortunately, this is a daily experience for people with disabilities. Well, it is if you want to attend stuff, maybe the message is I should just stay home instead. So, this time, it’s The Killers, playing O2 Academy Leeds on 17th August, as a warm up date for their V Festival appearance. I began trying to get... 
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Cultural Olympiad: the art of subtitles, headphones, ringing ears and petitions

I tried to feel a part of the Cultural Olympiapad celebrations last night and came away realising – nope it isn’t going to happen for me. No subtitles from the BBC. The celebrated Simon Bolivar Orchestra was streamed live from Raploch in Stirling not only on BBC Four, but streamed live on iplayer and across the 22 cities with BBC Big Screens. For me the glaring omission of subtitles online meant I had to stick on my headphones, amp... 
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#subtitlesnow and how broadcasters really don’t care

On 6th June #subtitlesnow campaign joined with #captionTHIS campaign in the US to flag up how deaf and hard of hearing people are locked out from digital content. It has had a huge impact with 3,113 people invited by 700 people to take part and 13,024 reading the posts (never mind the 1,314 tweets sent reaching 50,836 twitter accounts. I didn’t know about today’s Headlining Disability: Arts, Sports, Disability and the Media and have... 
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