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[CEUD-ICT] CEUD-ICT Digest, Vol 58, Issue 4

Barry Murphy bmurphy1 at tcd.ie
Sun Aug 25 11:23:05 IST 2013


Hi,

I'm regular Netflix user, but I don't use subtitles, so I can't say who
consistent or widely available they are on that service. However, it
wouldn't surprise me if the Hollywood system was a bit lazy about
accessibility. Thought this letter was interesting.

http://nerdophiles.com/2013/08/13/an-open-letter-to-netflix-re-subtitles/

Best,

Barry


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> Hi,
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> What would you think of science fiction, drama and comedy programmes that
> are specifically set up for blind consumers and are available for free on
> the Internet? Yes, they include audio description and have no pictures.
> What's more, they are regular programmes such as Star Trek and Master Chef.
> I just listened to a full episode of Star Trek Voyager and it is very well
> done.
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> Find out more about blindy.tv at:
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> From: Dana Mulvany <dmulvany at usa.net>
> Subject: Re: [CEUD-ICT] Internet TV specifically for blind people
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> As a hard of hearing person, I would like to see synchronized captions or
> subtitles to help me understand the words while I listen to the way the
> words are spoken.
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> This kind of media for blind people might be similar to the audio dramas
> sometimes broadcast on radio, but I've never been able to follow them. The
> advantage of not using video is the ability to appreciate the nonverbal
> nuances in the actors' voices more, I would think. (I personally notice
> this change when I use the telephone versus using Skype.)
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> Dana Mulvany
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> On Aug 23, 2013 12:04 PM, "Gerry Ellis" <gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com>
> wrote:
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> > Hi,
> >
> > What would you think of science fiction, drama and comedy programmes that
> > are specifically set up for blind consumers and are available for free on
> > the Internet? Yes, they include audio description and have no pictures.
> > What's more, they are regular programmes such as Star Trek and Master
> Chef.
> > I just listened to a full episode of Star Trek Voyager and it is very
> well
> > done.
> >
> > Find out more about blindy.tv at:
> >
> >
> http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/355326?goback=%2Egde_2419815_member_26
> > 7858576#%21
> > <
> >
> http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/355326?goback=%2Egde_2419815_member_2
> > 67858576>
> >
> >
> >
> > Take care,
> >
> > Gerry Ellis
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