Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Don't Leave Me Out!

Please take a few moments to watch this important film created by CCAC (Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning.) I am proud to say I know two of the women featured in it!



4 comments:

Liz said...

I have mentioned this post on my blog too, so hopefully you will have lots of comments on this that we all feel same about.

Like them in the video, I feel left out when there are no captions, like for example at work, I did not sit in a particular training session because there was no captions. They know I rely on this, so they should never even asked about watch a video. I did not stay.

I am ewaiting for an alternative. I'm not saying no to training, I am saying without captions I won't be able to understand. And if I don't understand, where is the training in that.

Its been a while and I can guess their alternative is not to bother. I could have told them a way to get round this, but as this person claims to understand deaf needs, which clearly she does not, I thought I'd leave it with them, and surprise me.

My suggestion I had in mind if they could not get their hands on a captioned version would have been a readable transcript of the programme. I could have read that, and then signed to say i have had my training. Or better still get onto them who provide materials and say we need captions. Without them its not accessible.

SpeakUp Librarian said...

That's an excellent example, Liz. Thank you for sharing. I especially like how you expressed: "I'm not saying no to training, I am saying without captions I won't be able to understand. And if I don't understand, where is the training in that."
Well put, my friend. Good for you for standing up for what's right.
Sarah

Anonymous said...

One time I had to view a youtube video for my online class and naturally, it was not captioned. After asking my teacher for the transcript and getting the runaround, I asked my teacher and my classmates to view the video (again) without sound. They said it was challenging. Well, it is challenging for me to view a video without captions! They understood my frustration and after that, they were much more accommodating. Not perfect, but much more accommodating.

SpeakUp Librarian said...

@ Anonymous,
Good for you for having your class watch the video without sound. I applaud you!
Sarah