August 5, 2020
YouTube community captions to end

YouTube Ends Community Captions

YouTube community caption feature is scheduled to end in September 2020. The deaf community is calling on YouTube to reverse its decision.
June 29, 2020
Twitter feature not accessible for deaf

Twitter’s new audio feature is not accessible for deaf people

Twitter recently released a new feature intended to create a “more human touch,” as the company said in a blog post. It backfired when users pointed out Twitter’s new audio […]
April 29, 2020
Shari Eberts starts a petition for free captions

deaf community petitions for free captions

Video calling platforms have caption technology, but it’s not readily available. A petition for free captions is in the works hoping to change that.
March 18, 2020
YouTubers with hearing loss

Check out these YouTubers with hearing loss

Need something new to watch? YouTube is becoming increasingly popular, with the rise of deaf vloggers. Check out these YouTubers with hearing loss.
February 1, 2019

Nyle DiMarco makes deaf-friendly version of Ariana Grande video

Deaf people enjoy music too! That’s the message behind model Nyle DiMarco’s re-make of Ariana Grande’s latest music video. After causing a stir on Twitter last November about the lack […]
November 15, 2018
captions

A deafie’s guide to accessing captions anywhere!

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, do you know the best ways to access captions? Following on from my Captioning Awareness Week article, I figured this is a […]
June 8, 2017
captions on Facebook

Facebook gets deaf-friendly with auto captions

Automatic closed captions are coming to Facebook Live videos bringing more accessibility to its deaf users.
May 25, 2017

Deaf gamers find new way to make competitive gaming accessible

Streamed games don't usually have a live captioning tool, alienating hard of hearing gamers. One deaf gamer is trying to change that.
May 4, 2017
chris pratt instagram captions

After apology, Chris Pratt has a lesson for Instagram

American actor Chris Pratt posted an Instagram video on Thursday, advocating for closed captions to be an option for all Instagram videos. The video was a part of an apology […]
April 12, 2017
movie theater laws for deaf people

Deaf moviegoers say cinemas aren’t accessible after being turned away from ‘Beauty and the Beast’

A group of deaf and hard of hearing patrons were recently left without access to a viewing of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” after the theater allegedly declined to turn […]
March 30, 2017
deaf frequent fliers

This is a big accessibility issue for deaf frequent fliers

As a deaf frequent flier, this isn't a new occurrence, and despite recent discussions about changes, it's still been a problem.
December 9, 2016

This is how you should actually talk about deaf people in Pop Culture

It’s great that more deaf people in Pop Culture are helping break down stigmas of hearing loss. But there are some things to remember when portraying them.
December 7, 2016

Why cinemas should follow accessibility regulations

Does your cinema follow accessibility regulations? A while back, I wrote a blog post about my experiences at the cinema with my hearing loss. Since then, it’s sad to say I’ve […]
September 28, 2016
deaf gamer petitions for subtitles

Why subtitles are important for deaf gamers

Video games are a second home for me. Ever since I was little I enjoyed immersing myself in a mystical world, taking part in a grand adventure.  Even more so, […]
September 26, 2016
NoMoreCraptions

Deaf YouTuber begins campaign for better captions #NoMoreCraptions

As a profoundly deaf teenager, I want to be like my fellow peers who watch YouTube, but I can’t always because there aren’t proper captions. Auto-generated captions are often wrong, […]
February 5, 2016

My favorite YouTubers (who caption!)

Captioning on YouTube has been a hot topic in the deaf/Hard of Hearing world lately, especially among teenagers. YouTuber Rikki Poynter – Pikachu lover and advocate for closed captioning, who’s also […]
December 4, 2015

New YouTube Captions, Taylor Swift Meets Fan with Hearing Loss

Fans help drive new captioning feature on YouTube, super-fan with hearing loss meets Taylor Swift