Saturday, January 4, 2014

Using Closed Captioning When Watching Television


Long time ago when I grew up in New Jersey, there was no closed captioning on t.v. at home. Even when I went to the South Brunswick High School in N.J. the teachers never provided captioning for me in the classrooms. Therefore I never understood what was going on whenever the teachers showed educational movies while I was in class. It was not easy for me to sit there for hours while everyone was watching a movie where I didn't understand a word being said. This problem went on for years as I attended the hearing schools in South Brunswick, New Jersey.

Then later on after I went away to college at N.T.I.D. they provided the deaf students with captioning on the t.v.'s there. So that was a nice big change for me. Having that made it easier for me to enjoy watching television more. After I graduated from college, I brought myself a t.v. that came with captioning. As far as any delays in the words coming up on the screen, it never bothered me. As long as I could understand what was going on in the show, that's all that mattered. So I really am glad captioning is provided now on television. It's a big plus for deaf people like me.

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Using Closed Captioning When Watching Television

4 comments:

  1. We can use subtitles on our TV if we want, and sometimes on certain channels they have either someone do sign-language or the subtitles show up automatically. I think they are recognising that there are deaf people watching TV nowadays, so they're catering for that need. It's getting better Susana.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. That is good to know. It's fantastic they are there to use. Happy New Year to you also. :)

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  2. I'm glad they are finally realizing what needs to be done.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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