Unbelievably, astonishingly, YouTube is now supporting fan-created and contributed captions. It’s hard to believe that it took place–just like it’s hard to believe it took so long. Regardless, I’m glad it’s happening!
The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs is an interesting organization. They were launched in 2006 by the United Nations. They have four goals: raising awareness, facilitating solution sharing & good practices, fostering harmonization and standardization, and supporting policy makers [Source]. One interesting resource is their list of bloggers on accessible ICTs. I’m not sure how […]
Literacy has traditionally meant the ability to read and write. The National Center for Education Statistics identifies two defintions of literacy: one is task-based and focused on everyday life and tasks: “Literacy is the ability to use printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and […]
Since I regard captioning as a form of literacy, I am interested in individuals’ captioning literacy narratives. I feel like this will fall under what Sean Zdenek has described as “Caption Studies” in his book Reading Sounds. I want to bookmark a couple of sites that help explain and give context for literacy narratives. Briefly, […]