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Once again….Youtube

andreashettle:

wanderingstrider:

I feel like every couple of months there is an article that comes out or a tumblr post that goes around about the closed captioning on youtube and how “funny” and “amusing” it is when youtube gets the captions wrong. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about John Olivers British accent and how youtube always gets the captions wrong and there’s always that one post underneath the article (both on tumblr and off) that is along the lines of ‘jajaja I turn on the captions when watching his videos because it is so funny jajaja’ 

But listen……

It’s not funny.

It has never been funny.

And it never will be funny. 

Because there are hundreds of millions of people around the world that rely on those captions to understand what is happening. Hundreds of millions of people that get excluded from content that your abelist ass takes for granted when the captions aren’t working right. So instead of posting about how funny all this shit is how about you work to properly caption these videos. 

Need to know HOW to produce your own accurate captions?  There are a bunch of options.  Some of them you can do for free, using free software and your own labor.  Other options involve paying someone else to do the captions for you at a cost of about $2 or $3 per minute of video (say, $20 to $30 for a 10-minute video). You can find a review of both options at

http://captionedwebtv.blogspot.com/p/producer-information.html

If you do your own, the captions should

  • Provide an accurate transcript of what is said
  • Provide brief description (inside parentheses like this) of any important background sounds or noises in the video, tone of voice, etc.  These can have an important impact on understanding what is happening in the video.  For example, the sound of foot steps in a place where the hero had thought they were alone helps us understand why the hero seems apprehensive.  Or someone saying, “I’m fine” in an angry tone of voice clearly means something different from someone who says the exact same line in a cheerful tone.

If you are producing a whole web TV series and you have captioned every episode and plan to continue doing so, see about getting yourself listed at http://captionedwebtv.blogspot.com/ to make it easier for deaf people seeking out regularly produced captioned content to find you.

Want to join ongoing volunteer grass roots efforts to advocate for captioning in independently made web TV? Check out Caption Action 2 in Twitter, and Caption Action 2 in Facebook.

cakeandrevolution:murikunt: college students, Bigwords.com is a conventient sort of search site…

cakeandrevolution:

murikunt:

college students, Bigwords.com is a conventient sort of search site that rifles through all sorts of online stores and ads looking for the text books you need, newest edition, you can look specifically for used books or ones with a buyback program, and stuff. and can be a lot cheaper, saved me $400 one semester

Can we amplify this a little please? I’m sure some of my followers could use this resource. Spread it around friends.

cakeandrevolution:murikunt: college students, Bigwords.com is a conventient sort of search site…

cakeandrevolution:

murikunt:

college students, Bigwords.com is a conventient sort of search site that rifles through all sorts of online stores and ads looking for the text books you need, newest edition, you can look specifically for used books or ones with a buyback program, and stuff. and can be a lot cheaper, saved me $400 one semester

Can we amplify this a little please? I’m sure some of my followers could use this resource. Spread it around friends.

prepaidafrica: The inspirational…



prepaidafrica:

The inspirational tech guru who’s owning cerebral palsy like a boss

Disability doesn’t mean disadvantage. And Farida Bedwei, a celebrated software engineer from Ghana, is proof of that.

Born in 1979, Bedwei was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one — cerebral palsy is an incurable neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination but does not interfere with the ability to learn.

Bedwei has steadfastly refused to let her disability affect her career trajectory. Today, as the co-founder and chief technical officer of software company Logiciel, she is considered one of the most powerful women in financial technology on the continent — in 2013, South Africa’s CEO Magazine named Bedwei the most influential woman in business and government in Africa for the financial sector.

Her greatest achievement, Bedwei says, is the development of a cloud software platform that is being used by 130 micro-finance companies nationwide. These institutions administer loans to their customers by sending a code to their mobile phones via SMS. That code can be exchanged for money at any branch, making small loans available immediately.

Here, Bedwei reveals how tech can transform lives and how she defied the odds to find success.

cosmic-noir: notsafeforweeabs: femme-faunlette: queerangryfemi…





cosmic-noir:

notsafeforweeabs:

femme-faunlette:

queerangryfeminist:

yoursunandstars:

Hearing Aid Ear Plugs Concept by designaffairs

Rising self-confidence is taking prostheses to another level. People don’t try to hide their handicap anymore.Show what you‘ve got, don’t make a fuzz about your problem. Wear your hearing aid like a piece of jewelry, a stylish accessory. Be individual, be cool, be yourself.

Hearing aid is made for customers with a medium level of hearing disability. In case of a severe hearing damage one could order the PLUG which contents a more powerful system.

Duuuuuuuuuuude!!!! Hearing aids for the punkishly inclined!!!

this is sooooo cool!!!

this is so awesome

Awesome! !

no-more-ramen: TRANSCRIPTSBLOG [transcriptsblog.tumblr.com/] It’…



no-more-ramen:

TRANSCRIPTSBLOG [transcriptsblog.tumblr.com/]

It’s exactly like the name sounds — this blog provides readers with transcripts of videos. Most of the content is anti-oppression. This is a great resource if you’re looking for an accessible learning tool. There are lots of folks out there who either don’t want to watch a video, can’t watch videos, or don’t hear very well, and transcripts gives them ability to engage with materials that would otherwise only be available through video. 

Transcripts also takes requests! Is there a video you’d really like transcribed so you can quote it? Or share it with someone who is Hard of Hearing or Deaf? Submit it to the mod! Of course, this blog is run by one person, so you have to be mindful of those time restrictions. 

Please take a look at their content, and share with anyone you know who you feel would benefit from this resource!

Note: I wrote this promo in appreciation for a donation to help my nephews bring their father’s body home for his funeral. 

a-lost-narnian: rest in peace, icon of simple beauty. all hail…





a-lost-narnian:

rest in peace, icon of simple beauty. all hail the new label of darkness, which bends the natural laws of perspective to show dominion over reality, and which embraces the shadow of three dimensions to signify intrusion into our lives

How to recover an unsaved draft on Microsoft Word

studyinglawdaily:

touched-dreams:

 This literally saved my ass a few minutes ago. Yes, you can recover those files that you accidentally closed and thought you couldnt get back. 

Right after that happens, open Microsoft Word again and click File - Info - Manage Versions - Recover Unsaved Documents.

It is literally that simple.

Reblog to save a life.

participled: for real though, internet english is STAGGERINGLY multi-modal. the problem with…

participled:

for real though, internet english is STAGGERINGLY multi-modal. the problem with communicating via writing is that you lose certain dimensions of spoken conversation, like intonation, facial expression, body language, pauses and fillers etc, but there’s been so many linguistic innovations to maintain richness in communication, like

  • emojis/emoticons
  • use of capslock and purposefully creating/not fixing typos to convey excitement, or likewise not capitalizing anything
  • use of punctuation (or lack thereof) to indicate /emphasis/ or ~irony~ or apathy
  • reaction images and memes
  • use of familiar songs in tumblr text posts or vines etc
  • variational spellings like you/u or true/tru
  • bolding, italics, strikethrough, font size, line breaks, etc
  • (using parentheses to whisper)
  • tags as commentary, also the body of commonly used/commonly mocked hashtags

like i could go ON and ON about the things that internet language users have created to get around the difficulties of non-verbal communication, like ??? what other dialects can do all that and change that much in 30 years????

List of tumblrs that Close Caption Vines

deafonyourleft:

zorkat:

Going to compile a list of deaf/hoh-friendly blogs that post captions on their reblogs of vines/videos! (will update when I come across any.)

!!!!!!