March 30, 2011 § 3 Comments
We want to say thanks for automatic captioning, and we want to say we need a lot more of it, with much improved quality as well. Your blog dramatically shows us how the accessibility gap widens each minute.
From this source – (readers of our blog – if you see it here first for your own networks, please DO credit the CCAC with your own messages to others) –
“The amount of video uploaded to YouTube is 35 hours per minute….2,100 hours uploaded every 60 minutes, or 50,400 hours uploaded to YouTube every day. ”
We suggest all reading let Google/YouTube know your own thoughts on this, how we need quality captioning to be included universally, the sooner the better. Hey, the CCAC membership might even be able to help somehow?
March 30, 2011 § 2 Comments
Nice to see this in Spain now! Photo is not clear, yet the article is! Congrats to all there.
A new system for subtitles in the theater in Spain
This release is available in Spanish.
|IMAGE: This image of a play is to illustrate the new subtitled system in theater.|
The performance took place on March 15 at the María Guerrero Theatre in Madrid, where the play “Woyzeck,” by Georg Büchner could be enjoyed in the version by Juan Mayorga, under the direction of Gerardo Vera. This accessible staging has been promoted with the collaboration of the CESyA and the CDN, which for the first time ever in their theatres programmed a subtitled function for hearing impaired individuals, thanks to technological support from UC3M though a subtitling system, UC3MTitling..
This system carries out subtitling in the real time of events for an audience, without the need for highly qualified personnel. Its area of application is live events based on a pre-established script such as theatre, conferences, ceremonies, etc., which allow the synchronized broadcast of any accessibility element for a live event as it unfolds, and at a low cost. For that purpose, a technician is in charge of previously generating all of the accessibility elements (titles, sign language video and audio description) and afterwards synchronizing and carrying out their broadcast as the play is performed.
Advantages of the system
The main advantage of this system is that the technician can carry out the synchronization of the elements without actually having to be in the theatre where the performance is taking place, explained the UC3M Full Professor, Ángel García Crespo. “Thanks to communications tools for making Internet calls (VoIP), the performance can be followed anywhere,” the researcher noted, who also collaborated with CESyA.
In this way, once the technician begins broadcasting the accessibility elements, they can be broadcast in the theatre by different channels depending on their features: texts for titles, audio for audio description and video for sign language. In addition, because of the high degree of compatibility of the chosen formats, the play’s audience can simultaneously consult them from different devices: mobile phone, PC tablet, PDA, etc
UC3MTitling is a tool which incorporates the necessary procedures to control, on site or at distance, the synchronized projection of accessibility elements (subtitles, video for sign language and audio description) through the different channels associated with the theatre where the play takes place. “In a nutshell,” professor García Crespo concluded, “this subtitling system not only allows individuals with impaired hearing or sight to able to follow such events but the rest of the audience can also benefit from them, thereby achieving complete integration for disabled persons and conditions on par with the rest of the audience.”
This accessible function for persons with hearing impairments through subtitles has been the first in this framework of collaboration whose aim is to set up functions of this type on a regular basis during the 2011-2012 season of the of CDN programming. This agreement is within the framework of social awareness and action for accessible culture that the CESyA is carrying out, as it has done with other entities such as the Academia de Ciencias y Artes Cinematográficas (The Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Science) or different museum organizations.
(thanks to a facebook friend for sharing this with the ccac)
March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
CCAC Goals and Actions – Advocacy for inclusion of captioning needs you!
1. Ensure that captioning is mentioned and included regularly in all the places we need it; universally; as a common everyday practice.
March 26, 2011 Comments Off on Ask for Captioning Today, and whenever you need it!
It’s always nice to be interviewed, especially when the person who is doing the interview really does understand 🙂
This article may be distributed anyplace, as long as full attribution to the SayWhatClub is included, along with the author, etc. I don’t care if my name is included or not. It’s all about the need for inclusion of quality captioning universally. The CCAC asks all to network and bring us more members soon, for more people to get involved, spread the word, one way or another. If you edit this interview, please share a copy with us – firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25, 2011 Comments Off on Saluting Czech Advocates and the Captioner
and make noise globally! captioning is needed by millions….
(special thanks to Vera, member of the CCAC for this information)
March 25, 2011 Comments Off on Captioned Telephones in the Modern World for Healthy Active People
An interesting perspective from Australia about captioned telephone calling: http://decorum2.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/the-captioned-telephony-debacle/
One step forward, 2 steps backward? or your view?