Strong Demand for Tech Conference Captioning
Captioning is vital for speakers and attendees with hearing loss, but also useful for visual learners, people who speak other languages, or anyone who might experience a moment of inattention.
- — David Peter (@davidnoob)Thu, Oct 09 2014 13:38:29
- — David Peter (@davidnoob)Thu, Oct 09 2014 13:36:00I stopped going to conferences, and never speak at them, unless they explicitly say they have transcribers/interpreters.
- — Mel Chua (@mchua)Thu, Oct 09 2014 16:44:38.@davidnoob Wistful. I spend 1-4h minimum setting up a11y for each event I attend. But as an academic, I need to go to confs & seminars.
- — Ian Smith (@metaforgotten)Thu, Oct 09 2014 20:53:23@stenoknight I keep going back&forth on if it's even worth it to me anymore to go to a tech conf /w no steno, no terps. Even w a CI. (1/2)
- — Ian Smith (@metaforgotten)Thu, Oct 09 2014 20:38:05
- — Mirabai Knight, CCP (@stenoknight)Thu, Oct 09 2014 16:56:57I want to make captioning standard at tech conferences. The more blog posts we have testifying to its usefulness, the easier that will be.
- — Mirabai Knight, CCP (@stenoknight)Thu, Oct 09 2014 17:30:09@mchua It's my favorite kind of work to do, plus the clients who hire me to do tech captioning are flat-out incredible people; it's win-win.
- — Mirabai Knight, CCP (@stenoknight)Thu, Oct 09 2014 16:58:27If you find conference captioning useful, whether you're deaf/HoH, find written English easier to understand than spoken English, etc...
- — Mirabai Knight, CCP (@stenoknight)Thu, Oct 09 2014 16:59:23Will you tweet me about it? Or better yet, write a blog post about it and tweet me the link? We need a critical mass to make this work.
- — Mirabai Knight, CCP (@stenoknight)Thu, Oct 09 2014 17:02:13
- — Allie Jones (@gredaline)Thu, Oct 09 2014 17:08:57@stenoknight Absolutely! I prefer written info to verbal, so it made the talks much easier for me to follow, even as a hearing person.
- — SQLrillex (@hsjuju2)Thu, Oct 09 2014 17:04:47@stenoknight yes! even for hearing people it was super useful and great bc sometimes you didn't quite understand and captions helped a lot!
- — Isaac Zimmitti Schlu (@izs)Fri, Aug 15 2014 23:59:25
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Sun, Aug 17 2014 22:47:17@AlterConf as non-binary option: I'd sure appreciate live captions. Especially if w/scrollback avail <--"Wait. OMG. What was that?" moments
- — Social Justice SRE (@hashoctothorpe)Thu, Oct 09 2014 21:16:09
- — Alice Boxhall (@sundress)Thu, Oct 09 2014 17:32:26@stenoknight Even wearing hearing aids, I've had experiences where I could understand less than 1/4 of what was being said.
- — Alice Boxhall (@sundress)Thu, Oct 09 2014 17:33:41@stenoknight Especially in situations where there is audience participation, such as panels, question times etc. Or poor acoustics.
- — Mirabai Knight, CCP (@stenoknight)Thu, Oct 09 2014 17:35:26.@sundress Also @mchua 's point: Not struggling to make sense of unclear audio frees up your brain for other things. http://blog.melchua.com/2014/10/06/being-deaf-is-holding-a-hidden-uncollapsed-wave-function-on-your-side-of-a-conversation-at-all-times …