Why Not Caption?
April 25, 2014 § 2 Comments
Saying it like it is. Few write better than Michele:
by Michele Linder
Here in the United States, we enjoy a high rate of captioning on television (though we still have our frustrations when we come across an exempt program or one where the rules have not been enforced), but New Zealand’s rate of public broadcasting captioning is less than 25%, a level well below some third world countries. Unfortunately, you’ll find those who argue vehemently as to why a higher rate of captioning cannot be achieved. You’ll even find people who make excuses as to why captioning shouldn’t be provided.
Why wouldn’t you caption? “…when you look at the adverse effects of exclusion, and consider the very weighty costs to our society, clearly, the benefits of providing captioning far outweigh any monetary cost incurred to provide…
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