I have so much respect for Closed Captioning Blogs
Closed Captioning Blogs, like captionedvines need so much more respect. These blogs put with the amount of ignorant comments and requests to make sure Tumblr is accessible. Before these blogs, I would skip some videos that I see on my dash sometimes if I couldn’t hear them (or pretended that I get the joke to go along with the crowd). All I know that there was something funny going on the video and but I didn’t understand it. Now with these blogs, I can feel comfortable about reblogging these videos for myself and other deaf/Deaf/HOH Tumblr people.
So when I read comments such as “Why we need to caption a 6 second video?” It makes me sad because Deaf/deaf/HOH has hard enough time asking or requesting for captioned videos in real life. It bothers the fuck out of me because it is completely dismissing that we use the internet as well. These blogs are also helpful for second language speakers as well some others who need them for any reason. I get it. There are people who are innocently ignorant about what the heck are those captions on their dash. For the people who like to defend them but death threat other people, death threats are gross. You also not doing any favors to HoH/deaf/Deaf community doing that shit. Personally, I would eventually lose my patience dealing with these ignorant and shit comments if I ran a closed captioning blog.
I don’t know what up with the trend of hearing people requesting for CC. If you have hearing and completely understand the video, please caption them yourself. They can’t CC like every video; don’t be lazy.
Let’s raise our glasses for the Closed Captioning blogs and other blogs who caption their videos. You work is not forgotten. I will end this post with a sassy gif for all CC supporters here on Tumblr.