Category Archives: ADA and accessibility

Underdogs: California School for the Deaf

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fighting for people with disabilities

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triple play fail

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Not only that, but turn the auto caption on at the same time and see a third fail! You can see why I am so unimpressed with autocaption at times 😛 Tweet

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accessible yosemite

[Audio: English?; Captions: English; Languages: ASL, English (if audio)] How cool is that? Tweet

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Marriage News Watch: The Latest Wrinkle in the Prop 8 Trial

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Besides current updates on Proposition 8 (a hearing on jurisdiction, a fairly narrow question and separate from the other issues recently heard by the California court), an overview of other states & gay marriage views & … Continue reading

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FDR Predicts Modern Republicans

[Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: see below] MoveOn.org originally posted this clip, but didn’t bother with a transcript — so I won’t bother with a complimentary link. However, Laura kindly provided this: Let me warn you and let me warn … Continue reading

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good; netflix, can you hear us now??

[Audio:?; Captions: English; Languages: ASL, English] Good overview & explanation of why the lawsuit is necessary, too. Tweet

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in case you were wondering…

This is the kind of crap you get to deal with on some tty’s… not maintained? Noisy lines? Not sure: possible to end the old service at current place at end of month but start new account at new place … Continue reading

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drive through accessibility

[Audio:? Subtitles: English; Languages: ASL] So… What did they do to make their drive through more accessible?? I was left hanging on that point, but a quick search led me to this: [Audio: English; Subtitles: English; Languages: English, ASL] That’s … Continue reading

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Who Is Gallaudet?

Who is Gallaudet? by Elena Ruiz describes the current state of affairs at Gallaudet: Yes, you DID just walk by a throng of hearing students who either barely pick up their hands to communicate their words in a pathetic, half-assed … Continue reading

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over and over and over again

You know how I blogged about Netflix last month? Well, take a look at this, dated November of 2009. Also note where she discusses that the victory she and her cohorts won twenty years ago for broadcast have been so … Continue reading

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captions and subtitles

As a deaf person, I’m naturally very interested in accessibility on the Internet. Ironically, one of the things I loved best about it, in the late 80’s when I first encountered the ‘nets and online culture, was how fully and … Continue reading

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public comment on televised closed captioning

This is important for anyone who uses closed captioning (or know someone who does — we are a larger group than you might think!): Act Now! Improve Television Closed Captioning On November 24th, the NAD, along with other consumer groups, … Continue reading

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cspan gets a facelift!

Wow! For quite some time, CSPAN1 and CSPAN2 have offered live streaming of the televised portions of congressional activity. They’re captioned on TV, but of course on the Internet not so much. So in following political stuff, I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Rumblers

Good heavens: With New Device, Police Shake, Rattle and Roll Meet the Rumbler. The high-tech blaster is being used along with the traditional siren. It is aimed at grabbing people’s attention and getting them to make room for officers responding … Continue reading

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