Do You Hear What I Hear?
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."