Support ‘Captioning Sucks!’
Joe Clark’s conducting a captioning research project and he wants your help in dropping some science on the Canadian regulators:
For October ’09, we’re writing a quick-turnaround proposal for new research into captioning. We’re doing it in Canada, but it will be applicable to other countries. Our proposal is actually a counterproposal that we will offer to broadcasters, who seem to want to throw good money after bad on an unscientific “report” on captioning. You can help.…
Two points worth emphasizing: We’re publishing all our work. And we definitely want our proposal to be easily adapted to other countries. We’re doing your nation’s work for you.
After 21 October, we’ll begin a series of occasional–and free–educational sessions for people who do captioning. Our first session, “Copy-Editing for Captioners,” will be announced soon. (You can come!)
If nothing else think of the gym bunnies with their iPods on trying to read CNN from their elliptical gliders. Please consider a plug, a donation, or both.