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By Rob Wilks | "Rob Wilks" <rob@...> | exhibitqrob
August 9, 2004 | Post #629 | Topic #606

Deirdr=E9 Truly accessible for who? If you mean for hearies and for deafi= es, why? The vblogs would be targeted at deafies, not hearies. If you w= ere an hearie who knew BSL, then no problem, but why should provision be m= ade for hearies who don't know BSL? After all, they don't always make pro= vision for deafies, and that is something we've had to fight for years. I= don't agree that subtitling will be easier; for a lot of deafies whose fi= rst language is BSL, they can't understand written English, which is basic= ally what subtitles are. I'm glad you brought up the issue of subtitles by= the way, Deirdr=E9. We all know that many TV channels and most films are n= ow subtitled (either at the cinema, on VHS or DVD), but what about video = streams on the internet? Broadcasting is regulated by various organistion= s, but as far as I know, the internet isn't regulated at all, so how can y= ou ensure that deafies are given complete access to this medium? Rob -= -- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lis= ts@s...> wrote: > It will only be truly accessible if sign language transla= tion is > provided and edited in. With all the good will in the world, this= is > hard for many of us to arrange! Subtitling would actually be easier= , I > would think, though of course it presents technical challenges. > > = > best regards, > Deirdr=E9 Straughan > > http://www.straughan.com