deaf captions

Stop Craptions.

Okay so I’ve made a post about this before but this is just getting ridiculous. Actually, the post I made before regards the same freaking video I’m going to talk about now. This has to do with closed captioning. After my little rant in my other post about how big youtubers like Markiplier and Jacksepticeye have people writing captions for them and inserting stupid jokes and unnecessary commentary, there were edits made to the CC in the video I specifically talked about. A good start, but not revolutionary. 

I went back to watch that video tonight because it’s one of my favourite videos, and the captions have somehow gotten WORSE. Not only is there stupid commentary, but now there’s jokes that are actually offensive. 

(For context, they are doing the Whisper Challenge).

For YEARS people in the Deaf community have been trying to end the stigma/stereotype of deaf = dumb and then this BS rolls around. I’m just.. I’m just so done.

I shouldn’t have to turn the CC off for some of my favourite youtubers simply because they’re obnoxious, distracting, and/or offensive. I shouldn’t have to struggle to understand videos because I had to turn the CC off. So, to those who write captions for youtubers, please do it right oh my god. If you want to add commentary, do so in the comments like you’re supposed to. Otherwise you’re ruining it for a lot of people, and not just in the Deaf community. People who don’t have English as their first language, people with auditory processing disorder, people with ADD, etc. You’re ruining their youtube experience “for the lolz”. 

I just wish youtube had regulations for CC like television does. This shouldn’t be an issue. 

For more information about CC and “craptions”, check out @rikkipoynter​. 

If It’s Scripted, It Should Be Captioned

Dear Content Creators,

If you’re making a video and following a script, there is absolutely no reason for that video to not have captions included (and I’m not talking about the auto-generated kind). Be kind to your deaf and hard-of hearing audience (or hell, just people who don’t want to turn on the sound) and include the freaking captions!

Deaf pet peeve #18392

People who volunteer to caption videos but then put their own commentary in place of actual captions. And then when deaf people complain the volunteers call them “ungrateful” and “self-centered”. 

gerard's story of uncle tt
this was on the radio tbh
gerard's story of uncle tt

“ok listen to this story like seriously.. i have a friend named dennis, right? ok.. mikey, this lollipop you threw at my head broke. it shattered. thats how hard you threw it at my head! ok! seriously!! shh! shh! no, there’s a story! oh my god.. anyway.. there’s a guy, named jack… my friend.. my friend dennis.. my friend.. you guys gotta shut up! my friend dennis, i went to highschool, i was in middle school, i was in elementary school with the kid. anyway. he had an uncle. his name was tt, right? he was all into voodoo and stuff, right? so, i forgot about this. when i was a kid, right? he was like… i was like.. ‘tt, what am i gonna be when i grow up, right?’ cause he was like, used to see into the future and stuff. so.. no! let me tell you the story! so he’s like ‘you’re going to be on the stage’ ‘i see you on the stage with lots of lights’ and i was like ‘no, i want to be an artist i’m going to be a comic book artist, right?’ he’s like ‘nonono, you’re not gonna do that  you’re gonna be on the stage right?’ so i talked to dennis, like, i forgot all about this, right?’ i talked to dennis about this on the phone and i.. i was like, he was like, i was like ‘yeah, i never thought i’d be doing this, i was going to be a comic book artist or something’ he said ‘no dude, remember what tt said, cause tt said, he said ‘gerard, you’re gonna be on the stage’’ and i was like ‘oh hows tt doing?’ and he’s like ‘he’s dead’ and i was like..i was like.. ‘wow..’ thats not funny at all, dude! no.. he’s. tt was a sweet dude.. and dennis, dennis.. if you’re out there bro.. i feel you on that. tt! the next song we play goes out to tt!”

basically several minutes of gerard talking shit (i wrote it all up incase anybody has trouble hearing! :-))

List of playlists for those wishing to re-watch all DWSA Periscopes for closing anniversary today.

The Closing Week Periscopes:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWHEQbst0-jDc5FyUMrskH9N

Periscopes During DWSA Broadway:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWF9Rrk2VyB4JSyXyNT3jxxw

DWSA Cast After Broadway:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWGSyY99gx50WdE5KtXQHXVA

DWSA at the White House:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWFVl6hlMgor6iG7LUAHqM-S

DWSA Broadway Opening Night:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWH1laVNQqbG_Moz7pC3Qvuv

Alex Boniello’s Cat Periscopes:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWGobhjV6iY121kW9CHZLxuX

All Alex Boniello’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWHVjV6aH_LGzg4xWgGkmIw1

All Andy Mientus’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWFs2xl1nk299l_7LbbM3Sa6

All Kathryn Gallagher’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWGRVOax5Vu6x4KOgubm5xYt

All Alex Wyse’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWEUDYpE64SqIjLEHq8LHzv9

All Sean Grandillo’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWGIVJzBnzS7AyanWXDOCqVM

All Daniel Stewart’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWEPHgi9qu15Af19VjlOFdwp

All Katie Boeck’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWGP5FE6eSjg8c6UQKmXqwjK

All Sandra Mae Frank’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWFyXwtMV7Je-T5OIw7TtQK7

All Josh Castille’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWFWE3aBld7IZ39pXq8_ZJK0

All Lauren Luiz’s:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlSoPxRcIjWEh68f95n_15NzWskfelsES