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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 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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