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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:48 PM

YouTube celebrates Deaf Awareness Week by killing crowd-sourced captions

Source: Daily Mail

YouTube has been criticized by members of the deaf community for deactivating a feature that allowed channels to crowdsource captions and subtitles.

The 'Community Contributions' feature was deactivated September 28, one day after the end of International Week of the Deaf.

The Google-owned platform said it was pulling the plug because the feature is 'rarely used and people continue to report spam and abuse.'

In addition to offering assistance to deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers, supporters say the option benefited people with audio-processing disorders and those trying to consume media in a foreign language.



Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8782563/YouTube-kills-crowdsource-caption-feature-safety-net-deaf-viewers.html

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mucifer Sep 28 OP
underpants Sep 28 #1
regnaD kciN Sep 28 #2
canuckledragger Sep 28 #3
iluvtennis Sep 28 #4
csziggy Sep 29 #5
jayfish Sep 29 #6

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 08:00 PM

1. Classic

I work with sort of related disabled people.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 08:40 PM

2. "Illiterate? Write today for free help."

-- Actual ad on a matchbook

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:41 PM

3. Translation:

"We (youtube) aren't making any money off this so fuck those people."

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:04 PM

4. Google owns You Tube and should be ashamed. They habe way more than enough money to keep

this feature active. Show some goodwill to the world.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 10:14 AM

5. But they didn't kill the Bad Lip Reading channel

Which I don't think does captions.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:06 AM

6. Your Headline Is From An Ars Technica Story On This Subject.

But you have linked to and excerpted from a Daily Mail story.

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