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September 7, 2016 Comments Off on Media & Life Minus Captioning Like Fish Out of Water – Dead
Media minus Captioning like a Fish without water – dead.
Live events minus Live Captioning like forest without trees.
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September 6, 2016 Comments Off on Auditory Fatigue/Listener Fatigue
Great review of AUDITORY fatigue – hearing and listening and understanding energies beyond what others suppose:
by Chelle Wyatt
I belong to three hearing loss organizations and they each have something I value (SWC is closest to my heart). I love my local HLAA chapter for its face to face meetings. A few weeks ago they had Susan Naidu, an audiologist at the University of Utah talk about auditory fatigue, also called listener fatigue and cognitive energy fatigue. She works with patients in the clinic, trains graduate students to become audiologists and her favorite thing to do is aural rehabilitation therapy. She was happy to talk about auditory fatigue because “it’s a very real phenomenon, it’s a real condition but it’s not discussed much and not researched enough.” It isn’t clinically recognized but many professionals are familiar with it.
Auditory fatigue doesn’t mean people are dumb because they can’t listen, it’s the “energy it takes to fulfill the complexity of listening because listening requires more to…
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August 27, 2016 § 1 Comment
In the Alaska Air airport lounge in Seattle the other day there were several big monitors with captioning on – good to see. Thank you Alaska Air.
We recall flying last year and seeing no captioning at all on the monitors in an Air France lounge we used at Logan Airport in Boston. I have asked them in that lounge for two or three years, yet no progress yet (that I know of). Air France, SVP, sous-titres!
During the past few months, CCAC member Braam has spoken with American Airlines about the lack of captions on IFE – looking forward to an update from them. They say they are working on it as far as I know so far. AA – talk to us soon.
The lack of movies with captioning on Jet Blue has been glaringly noticeable. Can the lack of something glare? Yes, it’s not fair and not right. Anyone talking to Jet Blue about this? Until we learn differently, boo to jet blue on this.
The Department of Transportation (USA) has begun studying air travel access issues. CCAC has spoken to the consultant managing the meetings and has sent our suggestions for access with quality captioning not only for IFE (all media aboard) but also for in-flight announcements, and also for airport locations to have live captioning also. More on the dedicated CCAC air travel access advocacy webpage, see below.
(NB – the general information in the CCAC flyer is still useful for any advocacy you do The proposed senate bills seems to have expired with the close of sessions last year and Senator Harkin’s retirement.)
What airlines are you traveling and do you have the captioning you need? Has there been some progress over the past 2-3 years in your view?
Read more here: http://ccacaptioning.org/captioning-transportation/ and tell others to help please.
And about the DOT meetings here: https://www.transportation.gov/access-advisory-committee
By the way, Braam presented a section about this important advocacy during the first CAPTION STUDIES CONFERENCE online August 1st. The recording/video/captioned will be uploaded very soon here – find the Captioning Activism Panel – captionstudies.wou.edu
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August 23, 2016 § 2 Comments
In her newest article, Gael addresses our needs for LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING. See a quote from her article below. We invite energies to advocate now, to use her good words to create a CCAC CAP – captioning advocacy project – and take it forward. Advocacy is a many-step process. Are you interested?
If not one of these good items, then read about CCAC ongoing advocacy here and get in touch with any questions, ideas, suggestions, energies! http://ccacaptioning.org/ccac-advocacy/
From Gael’s article: http://hearinghealthmatters.org/betterhearingconsumer/2016/life-without-captions/#comment-18988 -she says:
“Here’s where captioning would make my life better and easier:
In a store, when the salesperson is ringing up a sale—why do they always seem to say something just as you lean over to punch in your numbers? The captions could show on a little tablet beside the cash register and debit machines.
In-flight service: not the safety demo—I’ve heard so many that I could give it myself if the flight attendant needed a break—but whatever the captain or first officer decide to yammer on about. I can usually catch “..at 39,000 feet…” and hope it means what it usually means. The captain’s captions could appear on the screen in front of my seat. (Airlines, I hope you’re taking notes as you read this!) (CCAC here – the DOT is taking up this idea now, with a lot of input from the CCAC and many other hearing loss and related groups; we sure hope they make progress on this during our lifetime!)
Grocery store announcements—what special am I missing out on? I want the same notice that there’s a 2-for-1 coconut milk special as everyone else. LED screens at the end of each aisle would be awesome. And as for what the cashier is saying, see the first point above.
We love captioning. Life without it puts us off-track, confuses us and exhausts us. Sometimes we just throw up our hands and tune out. But when it is available, we use it and are grateful. Now, we want more of it, in more places.”