Archive for Subtitles Now

The BBC are treating me like a second class Doctor Who fan

(Originally published on the Limping Chicken, thanks to editor Charlie Swinbourne and writer and poet Donna Williams for kind permission to reblog). Recently, there was a post here on Pesky People, ‘Silence has fallen at the BBC’ written by a fellow Doctor Who fan, describing their troubles with trying to get a ticket to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration Convention. It’s quite the saga, it goes on for several blog posts, with various... 
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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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Subtitle Now! Day of Action: 6 June 2012

Tomorrow on 6th June (6/6) we are joining #CaptionTHIS campaign in the USA as a day of action using social media to highlight the lack of online subtitling using the hashtag #subtitlesnow on twitter, facebook and email. Adding to that is the quality (or lack of). We are telling websites, broadcasters and the UK government how they fail to subtitle (caption) video content, online streaming, news and live broadcasting online for the UK population. Deaf... 
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How deaf people will be missing out on the Jubilee Celebrations this bank holiday

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What people are saying on twitter about #subtitlesnow

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... 
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