Jan 16 2010

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Posted by DAWN at 11:03 AM
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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - Most of the television shows broadcast over the air are now captioned, but groups advocating for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community say it's a whole different story on the Internet. Most sites that feature video entertainment don’t offer captioning, although there is a bill in Congress that would require them to do so.

Kerry Malak, communications director for the Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Milwaukee, says that has set up a caste system on the Web. "It has really created this new divide between the hearing and severely hard-of-hearing deaf populations."

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