Tag: tv

Flash CS3 Makes Captioning Easy

Accessibility: Captioning in Flash CS3 reports Flash CS3 comes with a new component called FLVPlaybackCaptioning that works with FLVPlayback component to make it easy to add captions to Flash. Another blog entry from Adobe on the Flash component and here is the link to the Adobe Accessibility caption category where you can view examples. More …

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TV Weather and News Interruptions

Many of us were eager to watch Law and Order: Criminal Intent recently because the cast consisted of deaf actors. Those of us in the Dallas/Fort Worth area experienced interruptions due to the storms we had on Tuesday evening. The local NBC affiliate heard plenty of complaints and re-aired the episode a couple of days …

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MP3 Player for Cochlear Implants

A woman with a cochlear implant is working with Samsung to create a wireless MP3 system for the deaf. I have Cochlear’s Freedom and it comes with an attachment to attach the implant to a player or the computer for listening to music. But I don’t use it because it drove me nuts having the …

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Life Before, After and Way After CC

Banjo’s World has a great discussion about captions in the comments. I shared my first experience with captions in an old, old entry. What’s cool is that last line has come true. Music videos are captioned.

Matlin on My Name Is Earl

I admire Marlee Matlin and the show‘s writers for its episode where Matlin played Joyce’s lawyer, Ruby Whitlow. Actually, she was in several episodes, but I’m referring to the one from November 30, “Born a Gamblin’ Man.” I admire the writers because they scripted a funny story that addressed the sort of thing we don’t …

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Deaf Jews in Math

Deaf Jews in Mathematics — not that we need to break it down by religion and disability, it’s fascinating. Very cool. I’m impressed with all mathematicians as it was a struggle for me in advanced math classes such as trig, elementary analysis, and calculus. I never understood why I didn’t do better at math as …

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CSI: NY Silent Night

A deaf family appears tonight on CSI: NY in its Silent Night episode. If you miss it, just be on the look out for this episode title during reruns. In the episode, an intruder breaks into a home, shoots the teen daughter and almost kidnaps the baby without the mother hearing a sound. The entire …

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Hearing Loss and Hearing Help

Here’s an excellent guide from The Hearing Journal. It discusses the price of not addressing the hearing loss and where to get help. There article also contains a long list of resources, which I’ve added here as a backup. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing American Tinnitus Association Better Hearing …

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Deaf Actress in Jericho

Shoshannah Stern, a deaf actress, is a cast member of Jericho, a new CBS TV show about the after-effects of a nuclear mushroom cloud appearing in the distance from Jericho, a small town in Kansas. Stern is a fourth generation member of a deaf family. Her brother and sister are also deaf. She attended California …

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