March 30, 2015 Comments Off on CARMIKE MOVIE THEATERS (& DOREMI DEVICES) – TAKE NOTE! CCAC ADVOCACY FOR ACCESS
CCAC advocate in Pennsylvania, also in Minnesota and also in Michigan tell us about awful experiences, repeatedly, with Doremi Captioning devices in their movie theaters.
They are not working!
They try up to three times – and three devices at times – none work – they tell the local manager – nothing good happens. They are polite, they ask for improvement, they notify theater in advance as requested too, and no captioning! Zip. No access. No inclusion. Not equality of communications.
How many more folks across the USA are having same problems? We have a hunch many are. They never go back to the theater. They give up. We understand.
Because how many times can you ask? Spend time and money and energy to try again? A refunded ticket does not begin to address the frustration! And understandable anger.
There is an agreement between the National Movie Theater Association to have working devices. There is an ADA law that captioning should be operational.
CCAC ACTIONS SO FAR:
NEW letter to management sent. (A letter was sent a few months ago due to same problem in another state).
GOOD information in the CCAC members’ forum online – from experts and others of us who want to advocate.
IF YOU have tried a CARMIKE theater too, tell us your experience. Some are caring and know how to keep the devices charged and in good working order. Yet clearly more staff training and solutions are needed now in many places. If you want to help, if you have the same frustrating experience locally of no captioning, email a draft letter to the CCAC and we’ll help you advocate also. Thanks if you do. CCACaptioning@gmail.com is the address.
March 27, 2015 Comments Off on Viral Videos on YouTube
A nice note from friends in the UK about something concerning us all globally. CCAC sends many advocacy messages to many networks about the same issue, over a long time. ALL invited to use CCAC as the umbrella (hub) for local and national advocacy too. http://CCACaptioning.org has many resources, including how to edit YT craptions (machine) and more. Cheers for everyone who spreads the words.
In this blog post, I’m going to talk about videos that have gone viral on YouTube. You may be thinking, “What the heck has this got to do with anything about being d/Deaf?”
Most viral videos may involve people talking (in order to get the funniness bit) however not a lot of these YouTube clips get subtitled (in my opinion) and that’s the job of YouTube Auto Caption, right? This feature I would say is completely useless. It tries to listen to the clip and guess what’s being said. This feature hardly works when I’ve used it.
A great example is a video that went Viral in June last year, it was a airline flight attendant performing the safety demonstration and had included very humorous jokes. When I first watched the video I was having to rely on others to ask what was being said, so to me it wasn’t…
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March 20, 2015 § 4 Comments
It’s 2015 and the New York Times, a global news company, has no quality captioning on any of their many videos online! Please help advocate now by a message to any or all of the contacts below, using emails, twitter or any other methods to advocate. If you want to send a message with us, just email CCACaptioning@gmail.com to be your co-sender or co-author. Let’s advocate!
Vital for Informed Citizenship: Advocate to the NEW YORK TIMES to create access with Quality Captioning on all their videos online. Millions are waiting too long.
Many good ideas are under discussion in the CCAC forum online too – join to participate, or email CCAC. Some suggest volunteers do captioning for the New York Times and some say it’s their job! Some want legal action. Talk to the NAD about their ideas too.
To advocate now, contact some or all of the following, using emails, social media, your other networks. Let us know if you do and let us know if they reply (so far, only a “brush off” reply similar to one CCAC got two years ago!).
New Hashtag for Tweets = #NYTimesCCvital – find, follow and use this with CCAC – on Twitter, here: https://twitter.com/CCACaptioningnd here’s some MORE contact info – give it a go, now or soon, thanks if you do!
Want more from The New York Times?
Tell them we are tired of waiting for access with Quality CC; refer them to https://ccacblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/new-york-times-videos-have-no-captioning-help-advocate/, and/or, do it your way!
Cheers for the CCAC captioning advocacy and all helping with this, in whatever way you can.
Newest way to contact video folks at NYTimes – let’s get a good reply!
Using Emails: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, nytimesnews@nytimes,com, firstname.lastname@example.org – find more, they have many many email addresses – use one, some or all.
Using Twitter: try this one first @palafo (twitter.com/palafo); also @daniellerha and @jorcohen;@nytimestech
Using LinkedIn, the video department:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/annderry, https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rebecca-howard/7/b82/156?trk=pub-pbmap – let’s do it together, thanks if you do!
Useful on the NYTimes youtube channel, leave a comment on any or all videos there, none have CC! See https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes/videos
And here’s another place to talk to NYTimes – see CCAC comment and add yours: http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/improving-article-accessibility/?comments&_r=0#permid=14355433 and also here, email@example.com
March 9, 2015 Comments Off on Just Another Day of Advocating for Quality Captions
Thanks to CCAC member and captioning advocate extraordinaire Michele for her blog – read and learn and do the same. Need help? Talk to us or contact Michele soon. CCACaptioning.org has much more information, or email to CCACaptioning@gmail.com.
By Michele Linder
This morning my niece shared a very inspiring video on Facebook… it drew me in.
I opened the link and began watching only to find that the video wasn’t captioned.
I then lifted information on the subject and focus of the video to search for a version that was captioned. I came across the YouTube version of the video, “Inspirational Man Born With No Arms Drives His Impala & Works For NASCAR Racing Team!”, found here:
I clicked the cc button and was hopeful… the first sentence that came up actually made sense — “how do you get through your day”, always a good sign, but the lack of capitalization and punctuation was a clue that things might turn ugly, and they did.
The next line, “may get from one place to another don’t ask to the next” appeared and I knew… this video wasn’t…
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