Archive for #subtitlesnow #deaf #hard of hearing

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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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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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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