Online Video Captions

For many of us, the Internet erased communication barriers until videos started gaining popularity with sites like YouTube and TV networks making episodes of shows available as downloads. We can watch the TV shows on TV with captions, but the downloaded videos are silent — without captions. The Wall Street Journal took notice with its article: Deaf Web Users Fear Being Left Behind As TV Shows Stream Onto the Internet.
Even with the Journal’s article, it will take a lot more notice to make a difference — but it shouldn’t be as slow a process as it was for TV captions. I hope.

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    • Ed on October 29, 2006 at 6:00 pm
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    Meryl, you may want to fix the sign in for typekey since it said you haven’t signed up for typekey service which I would recommend for better security. I tried to sign in via that and can’t.
    and also please fix your rss feeds both rdf and atom are not “proper” since rdf one one stopped working since july and the atom one goes to your main front page not the ci section.
    That’s why I was not aware you are still posting when I thought you stopped posting for a while thru my rss newsreader hmm..
    just thought I’ll let you know so you can sort this out.

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