CAPTIONS FOR HEARING FOLKS TOO!

November 12, 2015 § 2 Comments

HEARING PEOPLE TOO USE QUALITY CC ON MEDIA ALL THE TIME.

For example, when at work they play a video and no sound – they can often keep working and also read the captions.

In noisy rooms anyplace.

In any situation where the acoustics are awful – where actors mumble – when a transcript is going to be very handy to keep for minutes, records, etc.

What’s your example?

Here’s a video sent to the CCAC to illustrate quality CC – fortunately, there are many good examples these days, while unfortunately, there are too many videos using only machine (automatic) cc or none!

Any questions?

CCACaptioning@gmail.com

http://CCACaptioning.org – join today!

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§ 2 Responses to CAPTIONS FOR HEARING FOLKS TOO!

  • About “… when a transcript is going to be very handy to keep for minutes, records, etc.”: on May 25, 2014, Coursera Staff organized a “Global Translator Community Hangout with Daphne Koller”, which was archived in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BFpTuMt2rg .

    Unfortunately, this YouTube video has since been made unavailable. However, I had captioned it in http://www.amara.org/en/videos/4H50v2EYDXP7/info/ . Of course, the video streamed there being the YouTube one, it does not work there either, but fortunately, the captions can still be downloaded from http://www.amara.org/en/videos/4H50v2EYDXP7/en/728638/ – also as TXT i.e. as a plain transcript without time codes.

    And that’s rather important for the Global Translator Community (volunteers: in the hangout, Daphne Koller and Eli Bildner (then Coursera staff in charge of the GTC) made fun of the irrelevance of the Statements of Accormplishment that are the reward volunteers got after translating 15’000 words. And later on, Eli Bildner explained how the original subtitles (which he called “transcripts) given volunteers to translate are made, and why they are so inaccurate. He also said that Coursera staff hoped to involve English native speaking volunteers in future to correct them. But to date, it has not happened.

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