Show Upworthy that there is a significant demand for them to subtitle/transcribe their videos!
There are more than 20 million people in the United States alone who have some type of hearing loss (and identify as Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing). These people often do not have auditory access to videos online and depend on subtitling and/or transcripts to benefit from information in these…Read More
We need to educate Upworthy that they cannot rely on YouTube's automatic captioning service, which completely mangles the audio.
Here is a transcript of the audio, generously provided by Kristie Hosford:
"Human Activitiy isn't changing the climate."
"CO2 is harmless."
"People can't change…Read More
In addition to aiding hearing-impaired viewers, video transcriptions would also benefit Upworthy's Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Good…Read More
I think many of use take for granted our ability to hear and don't realize how difficult life could be without this sense. Transcription could at the very least make things a little more enjoyable for those who are hard of hearing or deaf. Furthermore, transcripts are great for folks learning…Read More
Captioning videos is the only way to reach the 36 million deaf or hard of hearing individuals in America.