The weird and wonderful reasons why people use subtitles / captions

I asked the following question over Twitter yesterday: I’m curious to know, who uses subtitles on web content (X device) who’s not deaf or hard of hearing? For example I did when breastfeeding. It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves at the BBC as there seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting people use… Continue Reading The weird and wonderful reasons why people use subtitles / captions

“Inaccessible” by Our Man in Japan and his ukulele and remembering Jack Pickard

Hot on the heels of his run away success HTML5 it is a changin’ our man in Japan, Daniel-San (@ourmaninjapan) has penned, transcribed and captioned (no less) a thoughtful rendition of Inaccessible the the tune of Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable. Daniel-san very sweetly dedicated to this to me (thank you!) which I’d like to in… Continue Reading “Inaccessible” by Our Man in Japan and his ukulele and remembering Jack Pickard

Make video accessible, localised, mobile and searchable by captioning

The World Health Organization estimates 278 million people worldwide have some form of hearing impairment. A Nielsen study suggests that there has been over a 300 percent increase in online video watching since 2003. Further, most watching is done during work hours. Workplace computers are often muted or have no speakers. Several billions of videos… Continue Reading Make video accessible, localised, mobile and searchable by captioning