New captions campaign: White House

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

ensure that all White House YouTube videos are captioned – from the moment they are made available to the public.

Nothing is more frustrating than to be left out of a conversation that should involve everyone. But this is the nearly universal lot of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing when it comes to YouTube videos. The massive failure on the part of YouTube video providers generally to caption their videos leaves the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community hopelessly incapable of knowing what is going on in such videos. Nowhere is this deficit more inexcusable than in the nation’s White House. Last weekend, the White House posted a video of the president’s appearance that the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. At the time of the creation of this petition, the video had been viewed by more than half a million people. So the 99 have had their fun. It’s time we leave the 99 and go to the aid of the 1.

Published Date: Apr 29, 2015
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