To Create Equal Access, Captions Must Be High-Quality

As a person with hearing loss, I spend a lot of time thinking about captions. This is understandable because captions are my critical life-line to many forms of communication. I often wonder: Are captions provided on this upcoming webinar? Do I need captions for this important phone call?  Will the caption readers at the movies Continue reading

Hearing Loss and the Plight of Poor Television Captions

“The television captions are ahead again” I told my family one evening as we were watching the PBS documentary Frontier House. Since it aired originally in 2002, I had expected the production value to be high, but in several of the episodes, the closed captions ran 30-60 seconds ahead, making them unusable. After a few Continue reading

How Will a Post-Pandemic World Look to People With Hearing Loss?

The pandemic has been filled with tragedy and loneliness, especially for people with hearing loss, but it has also inspired grit and resilience. Like many others, I have been forced to take stock, learning important things about myself and my priorities. My recent post for HHTM discusses the ways we can take this knowledge into Continue reading

Ways to Make Your Media Content Hearing Loss Friendly

Rule #1: If you are creating content about hearing loss, make sure it is accessible to the audience you are targeting. Or better yet — make all your content accessible for everyone, hearing loss or not. My recent post for HHTM discusses simple ways to make your media content hearing-loss-friendly.  An excerpt from the article Continue reading

Hearing Loss & Beyond — A New Captioning Tool in Chrome

Like everyone else, I have spent a lot of time on the Internet during the pandemic. Whether it’s researching blog posts, streaming YouTube videos or visiting social media sites, I am often frustrated, because the audio and video content I find does not have captions. Because of my hearing loss, this makes it hard for Continue reading

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