Browsing All posts tagged under »subtitles«

Teresa Garratty: Is it time for deaf people to be a little less angry?

April 7, 2014


I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but there seem to be an awful lot of angry Deaf people about. I bet some of you are already becoming enraged by reading that last sentence. Now, calm down dear! After all, life’s too short and I’m not even bothered. See? Look at my face… I’m not exactly […]

Watch: BBC Breakfast News’ cochlear implant debates – with subtitles

April 1, 2014


After the video of a woman’s response to having her cochlear implant switched on went viral last week, BBC Breakfast News hosted a debate with William Mager (Series Producer of See Hear) and Craig Crowley (CEO of Action Deafness) in which they discussed the issue of how cochlear implants are viewed by the media, against […]

Richard Turner: Cinemas still don’t seem to care about deaf film lovers

March 6, 2014


Watching the highlights of the Oscar ceremony last night reminded me of how much I love watching a good film. It was great to see ’12 Years A Slave’ win best picture. I watched a captioned screening of this film recently at the cinema and I thought it was one of the best films I’ve […]

Subtitle Fail: Manchester United star “Janet jazz jazz jam”

February 11, 2014


To be fair, just saying Adnan Januzaj is pretty difficult, let alone getting a voice recognition system to pick it up accurately. But this one’s priceless…         Via @MrChrisNeilson on Twitter  

Deaf News: Deaf teenager launches petition asking Sky On Demand to provide subtitles

January 10, 2014


A deaf teenager from Newcastle who is frustrated with not being able to use Sky’s On Demand TV service is taking them to task with a petition asking them to provide better access for deaf customers. Jamie Danjoux, aged 15, set up the petition after attempting to use Sky’s OnDemand service to watch something he […]

Deaf News: Petition for better access to LoveFilm leads to Sir Malcolm Bruce MP writing to the company

January 9, 2014


Following a Christmas petition calling on LoveFilm to make its services accessible to deaf people, Sir Malcolm Bruce MP (who is also Chair of the All Party Parliamentary group on Deafness) has now written directly to the Chief Executive of Lovefilm, Simon Calver, expressing his concern. Over 12,000 people signed the petition asking Lovefilm to make it clear which of […]

Richard Turner: What would Nelson Mandela have thought about the lack of subtitles at the cinema?

January 6, 2014


I really wanted to go and see the new film about Nelson Mandela called ‘Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ ever since I first heard about it a few weeks ago. But it proved to be a real challenge trying to find a subtitled show of it that my wife and I could go and […]