The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

Captioned Videos Complete Guide

Born profoundly deaf, I’ve depended on captioned videos since getting my first big clunky decoder in 1983. It was a box about the size of the older VHS and DVD players. Back then, captioned shows and movies were hard to find. Few things excited me more than seeing the caption symbol on the cover of … Read moreThe Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

These 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos

6 reasons to caption video

Do you caption your videos? Why or why not? Let us know in comments. World Health Organization reports that more than 5 percent of the world’s population is deaf or hard of hearing. [Source WHO] And guess what. The deaf and hard of hearing are not the main users of captions or subtitles! So captioning … Read moreThese 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos

What You Need to Know About Types of Video Captions

1980s Caption Decoder

Image credit: Smithsonian Way back in 1983, I got my first caption decoder. It was a box about the size of two stacked DVD players. (As shown in header photo from Smithsonian.) Whenever I recorded TV shows, the captions burned into the video. That means I could take the tape and watch the show on … Read moreWhat You Need to Know About Types of Video Captions

Watch Your English Style for Web Content

I’m hooked on As Time Goes By, a British TV show starring the Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. I’m also getting into British-based Prime Suspect with Helen Mirrin. Not only do I enjoy the repartee between Dench and Palmer, but also hearing the British accents. While I may not have good hearing, I can see … Read moreWatch Your English Style for Web Content