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Why NO Live Captions During Online Emergency Announcements?

Red bar saying "Where are captions?!" on a viral video about a not qualified interpreter in an yellow shirt during an emergency announcement about Irma

There was a video by Fox 13 News Tampa Bay via Facebook yesterday that featured a man in a bright yellow shirt what turned out to be not a professional interpreter but someone who knew some ASL. This caused a big furor in the Deaf community.

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Wonder Woman Movie Experience Not Wonderful For a Deaf Theatergoer

Cardboard display of W logo and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in front of it.

Since learning about TV captions in 8th grade, I cannot imagine my life without good quality captions – for movies, videos, live events. I didn’t start going to movie theaters until I was in college when I learned about movies with open captions that were displayed directly on the screen and it was a wonderful experience! Sadly, later more theaters decided to stop offering open captions and started to force deaf and hard of hearing patrons to use cumbersome closed captioned devices.

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