Scottish Water (Closed Caption)

Sheep grazing on a hill.

“And people are just worried, I don’t know but you get left with all these leads and connections and possible connections. It seems nobody’s done the research.” – Woman on the radio

“I would rather drink water where sheep were grazing than drink it after it’s been in a reservoir where there’s hundreds of birds polluting and [inaudible] all day.” – The Shepherd

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Amazon Video: Captions are good for business

Portion of T.V. Image and caption
Dave Nold
In 2012 DREDF secured an historic settlement in National Association of the Deaf, et al. v. Netflix, ensuring 100% closed captions in Netflix’s on–demand streaming content within two years.

“DREDF hopes that this is the beginning of opening the Internet for our country’s 48 million deaf and hard of hearing individuals in streamed entertainment, education, government benefits, and more. We’re so pleased that Netflix worked jointly with plaintiffs to devise a reasonable and workable way to achieve 100% captioning. The Decree is a model for the streaming entertainment industry.” – Arlene Mayerson

Last week, Amazon decided to not put up a fight and agreed to caption 100% of it’s massive inventory by December 31, 2016.

The trend is heartening.

Next stop: Audio Description.

The Making of the ADA

Memories from the 10th Anniversary of the ADA

I’m pleased to be a part of this project.

The first batch of interviews has been released.

The next batch is scheduled for this coming Monday July, 20th.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some captioning to do.