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Google Adds Captions for Deaf to YouTube Videos

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The deaf and hard-of-hearing Internet users now have a way to watch free videos on YouTube. Google announced earlier this year that it has added automatic caption capability to videos on YouTube.

The change has been lauded by advocates for the hearing impaired, such as the Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Milwaukee. The center called it “great news for deaf and hard-of-hearing Internet users” in a press...

Youtube’s New Technology Brings Captions to the Deaf Community

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By MIGUEL HELFT Published: November 19, 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the first major step toward making millions of videos on YouTube accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired people, Google unveiled new technologies on Thursday that will automatically bring text captions to many videos on the site.

The technology will also open YouTube videos to a wider foreign market and make them more searchable, which will make it easier...

Annual Deaf March – Puerto Rico

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The Annual Deaf March will take place Saturday September 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.. The March will depart from the Hiram Bithorn Parking Lot towards Roosevelt Ave and from there to Colegio San Gabriel In Puerto Nuevo. There we would do the Protocolary act to proclaim the week starting September 27 to October 3rd as the Puerto Rico “Deaf Week”. After the protocolary act, then the Deaf community will be able to participate in a health fair...