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I thought needing captions meant I was getting old. Not so.

I thought needing captions meant I was getting old. Not so.

I thought needing captions meant I was getting old. Turns out it is all the rage among the kids. By Arwa Mahdawi writing for The Guardian Apparently, four out of five viewers between 18 and 25 put subtitles (captions) on – but it is not for the reasons you might think. First, there were the creaky […]

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For heaven’s sake! We’re living in a pandemic, so where are the captions?

For heaven’s sake! We’re living in a pandemic, so where are the captions?

There’s a health crisis but where are the captions in Government announcements? It is frustrating and dangerous that captions are increasingly NOT being included in the Government’s emergency and disaster announcements when they appear on TV and on social media. It’s time that the Government stood up for its constituents who need captions by insisting […]

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Poor quality automated online captions

Deafness Forum is part of a group of not for profit organisations representing people who rely on captions for information, which draws attention to the growing issue of inaccessibility of online audio/visual content.

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What is captioning?

Captioning is the text version of speech and other sounds that can be provided on television, DVDs, videos on the internet, cinemas, theatres and public places like museums.

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Captions

Captions are of great assistance to people who have diminished hearing, people whose first language is not English or spoken, and anyone who wants to follow webcasts and TV broadcasts proceedings in noisy environments. Governments and their agencies: All webcasts and television advrertytiensbtsmust carry captions so that all citizens may participate in democratic processes, debates, […]

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