[games_access] Michelle's annoyance...:-)

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Fri Jun 1 12:16:23 EDT 2007

Putting the text readable is a really long process I'm imagining. I will
have to keep that in mind to have two versions of my documentary one with
readable text.

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Subject: Re: [games_access] Michelle's annoyance...:-)

I tried to transcribe the video, but it became a pain in the arse and
browser crashed when I kept rewinding the streamed video. I instead
did something better! I emailed Mike who wrote the initial article on
using games at Walter Reed and asked if there was a transcript for the
video. We'll see what he says! I think for most "professional" video's
produced there's a transcript created, how else does the narrator know
what to say? So, what Michelle suggests shouldn't be hard at all. but
yeah, captioning user created videos like most found on YouTube is
sadly going to be up to the individual creator.


On 5/31/07, d. michelle hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Yep, I know you know what I'm talking about! I was in a crowded cafe

> and my sound card on my laptop's been pretty crappy lately so I was

> trying to listen through those stupid tiny ear phone things you stuff

> in your ear and I was so fed up! It *really* doesn't take much to

> understand how annoying lack of CC is...which is why I wonder why

> other people can't really *get it.*


> Actually, there is some great qualitative research software that

> allows you to caption research videos (like focus groups and such)

> and those are the same data format so many of the CNN.com, etc news

> bits are in. Hmm...I wonder if those people that make the software

> wouldn't mind knowing about another angle they could sell their

> product as...after all, selling to a bunch of professors cannot be

> where the real money's at. ;)


> Anyone with a better sound card want to translate Robert's video? :)


> Michelle


> >LOL! About time someone understands with the lack of CC in News bits

> >and stuff. I have no idea how hard it is to implement captioning in

> >web videos, but I would think that it's almost impossible. Reason

> >behind this is because TV shows and movies have big bucks, so they

> >pay the National Captioning Institute to caption these.

> > However, having someone upload a video is out of their hands

> >because it's independent? Think of YouTube...impossible to spend the

> >time to caption all of these.

> > The only times that I'm very annoyed is when I see a story

> >being stated on CNN.com, and it's in video. I have to ask my

> >boyfriend to "interp" for me, but even in that method, there's some

> >information that gets lost in translation.

> > Anyone want to translate Robert's 3 min video?? :-D

> >

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