Fall is my favorite time of year, but this fall is also perhaps the busiest. In between teaching, working on my dissertation, and getting settled in a new place, I’ve been thinking and writing quite a bit about closed captions and online video. The results of that will be published in Television & New MediaÂ before too much longer, and I suggest reading this piece by Joe Clark for an interesting primer in the mean time. Or, for the more hardcore policy types, read the latest news on the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
Happy as I am to be done with that article, if I had seen Rhett and Link‘s “Caption Fail” videos before I wrote it, there would have been much more entertaining examples of poor auto-captioning than the ones I pulled from YouTube and PBS videos.