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

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Thu May 31 22:03:39 EDT 2007

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? :)


>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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