2 More Guys Captioning the Internet

“Met” Two more guys out to caption the internet.

Jeff at http://captvids.com/
– they take requests too. They put the captioned videos in YouTube CC, adding to the amount of CC captioned videos on youtube. Hurray!

The other one, I introduced to you before, Frank “Subtitleman” Hadzalic youtube/deafsubtitles. Frank uses a more “karaoke” style of subtitling, rolling on the words as they flow. He burns them on to the video with Windows Movie Maker, so that deaf/hh can download the videos with the captions intact. Frank has given me the permission to add the to the captioned internet, bringing the collection to over 900 videos now.

Two unique individuals, two unique methods. Both providing a better internet for the deaf/hh and all those others who appreciate dialogue and lyrics onscreen.

Thanks Jeff and Frank! Keep it up!


KinderMusik Kids – Sign to Read


Following on the heels of our successful “Sign &Sing” program,
we are launching this summer, a reading program using sign language as a vehicle to support reading skills.
Class details to follow.
Below is an article supporting the research on Dr Laura Felzer’s innovative reading program.
Although signs were originally developed to help the hearing-impaired communicate, it turns out they can also help hearing children learn to read. This report will summarize various research findings that have demonstrated how hearing children successfully learned to read or improve their reading skills with the use of signing and fingerspelling. The term “signing” also known as “sign language” refers to hand positions that represent entire words or phrases. The term “fingerspelling” refers to separate hand positions for each letter of the alphabet. Sign language is usually used to help teach sight words whereas fingerspelling is usually used to teach spelling and phonics.
The use of signs to help hearing children learn dates back to the 19′th century when Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, who pioneered education for the deaf in the United States, advocated using sign language and fingerspelling to help increase vocabulary and language development in hearing children (Daniels, 1996 Child Study Journal). In 1852 David Bartlett taught deaf children and their hearing siblings in a family school. He discovered that signing and fingerspelling not only helped the deaf children learn but it also helped their hearing siblings as well (Blackburn et. al. 1984). Other educators of the hearing impaired during the 19′th century made similar observations and also recommended that signing be used to help teach reading, spelling and writing to hearing children (Hafer and Wilson, 1989). However, during the early part of the 20th century signing fell in disfavor and was not encouraged for use with the hearing impaired or, as it turns out, with hearing children. Not until the late 20′th century was signing once again fully accepted and recognized as an independent language (Daniels, 1996 Child Study Journal).


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Pres-Elect Obama’s Weekly Address, Dec. 6 (CAPTIONED)

[edit 12/10/08] As noted below, these weekly addresses are by captioned by the team “Captioned Media for Obama” on YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/captionedforobama. YouTube users can subscribe to that channel, and be updated immediately when these are released. I want to make sure you all realize that they are already doing this important work of captioning Prez-Elect Obama’s videos.]
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Captioned by Captioned Media for Obama http://www.youtube.com/user/captionedforobama