Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'television'

Norwegian Commercial: Deaf Metal

Norwegian commercial with English subtitles: If you've ever worked or been involved with a deaf organisation or group, you'll know the old typo error: Dead Society, Institute of the Dead, Society of the Dead. A quick search, gives me death...

Dooce Overhears An Angry Deaf Person via a Relay Operator

Heather Armstrong aka dooce.com is carrying a post where she describes a relay operator conveying a deaf person being angry at the lack of captions. It was a hate phone call. An emotional hate phone call. A hate phone call...

Subtitled Susan Boyle, Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle's performance on Britain's Got Talent is doing its rounds on the web currently. If you're looking for a subtitled version, you can find it here. I know its pure hearie entertainment (some of you might be able to...

Wicked Episode 2 Online

The second episode of BSBLT's Wicked is now online. You can find it on Wicked's website here or on the Community Channel here. (27 minutes 5 seconds). Elsewhere: Wicked BSLBT Remark! Community Channel Kent DCS NDCS...

Wicked Episode 1 Online

In case you missed it, the first episode of BSBLT's Wicked is now online. You can find it here (27 minutes 6 seconds). Wicked is described as: Wicked is a brand-new TV series presented in British Sign Language (BSL),...

Hear and Now - More4, Tuesday

More4 will broadcast HBO's Hear and Now (USA) on Tuesday 10 March 2009 from 10pm - 12 midnight. You should be able to catch it on More4 +1 from 11pm - 12 midnight (again on Tuesday). Here's a trailer...

Hearies and 'Signing for the Deaf'

Hearies are at it again, trying to make sense of the in-vision interpreter and the only way they know how to deal with it is by way of their version of humour. For me half the point of in-vision interpreting...

Channel 4: Language of Love

Channel 4'sdocumentary The Seven Ages of Love, describes itself as: Zara Hayes combines documentary and poetry to paint a funny and moving portrait of what love means to seven very different couples. One of the clips features a deaf couple,...

Private Eye Cartoon

Private Eye, 12-25 December 2008 (Page 9) carried a cartoon featuring an in-vision interpreter on his cigarette break: Elsewhere: Communications Act 2003 and s.303 Ofcom: Signing on television is changing Ofcom: Statement - Television Channels Required to Provide Television Access...

Channel 4 Balls of Steel: Deaf TV with Miss Lee & Mark Nelson

Last Friday Mark Nelson appeared on Channel 4's Balls of Steel: Don't watch it if you're easily offended! A transcript appears in the extended entry of this post, with thanks to Claire from Team HaDo....

Parliament: Deaf and the Digital Switchover

Alistair Carmichael (Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs; Orkney & Shetland, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether there are plans to set up an email helpline for Digital...

S4C streaming BSL interpreted programmes online

S4C (Welsh language channel in Wales) is now streaming its BSL programmes via the web. A really positive move, and more please. As a channel that focuses on minority language output, it is much better positioned to understand the needs...

Ofcom's response to a formal complaint around lack of BSL consultation

Ofcom has been carrying out a consultation in respect of how BSL is transmitted on television. The consultation is supposed to end this Friday. I responded to this consultation, and further responses can be found on their website. As a...

Ofcom's lack of proactiveness

In the UK digital television is required to meet an eventual 5% target for producing signed output on television (unless granted an exemption). Since the interpreter cannot be turned off, this annoys some viewers, and from time to time we...

Ofcom's consultation for signing on television ends today

Just a reminder, Ofcom's consultation in respect of Signing on Television ends today. Some of the responses can be found here. Unfortunately, they all appear to be in English. I wonder if the BSL submissions (if there is any) will...

Open Letter re See Hear in Broadcast Now

Blogcast at Broadcast Now is carrying an open letter from Rebecca Atkinson regarding BBC See Hear. Since this is read by many people in the media, people are being urged to go over there and comment. See Hear originally came...

Vee See makes BBCi News Technology: Paternalism 2.0?

VeeSee is currently the top story at BBCi Technology News page. Where's the impartial reporting by the BBC, and go beyond the reporting its done to question the set up? This is one sided reporting. The issue with DEAF...

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