Episode 106 – Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 (7260)
While we, the ordinary people, are watching TV, we can hear what the presenter speaks on a particular program. We can hear the sound effects and the music shown on TV. However, not all have sense of hearing including deaf and hearing-impaired people. Here at the Philippines, there are lots of deaf Filipinos around there, and sadly they don’t have accessibility on watching TV. They can watch, but they can’t hear the sounds from the TV set. Unlike in some (first world) countries, there’s closed captioning that flashes on the TV screen for the deaf and hearing-impaired people.
In the observance of Deaf Awareness Week (even though I’m no longer in “Deaf World”), I’ll discuss about Closed Captioning (CC) in the Philippines. Continue reading