converselove64 asked: Would you or any anyone else you know ever be willing to write closed captions for Josh Sundquist’s videos so the deaf and hard of hearing communities could enjoy them too? If so, regularly on a schedule, to help out in writing captions for older videos every once in a while, or just as a one-time thing?
I absolutely totally would do write closed captions not just for Josh Sundquist, but really anyone that needs it. It is so super important to make YouTube more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people.
YouTube is becoming HUGE. We now have Vloging, different internet television series, quick access News programs, educational programs… the list could go on and on about what YouTube has to offer currently. It is such a huge part of our culture since we are becoming a more internet, technology savvy world, that everyone needs to be able to access what the YouTubers of the world have to offer.
Even for my Sign Language class, we use YouTube for our Signing assignments so that we can see what we look like when we are speaking the language in a hypothetical situation, and we are able to receive comments from our professor, our classmates ,and the outside world about how we can improve and get better at communicating.
Now, obviously we’re not able to have an interpreter next to every YouTube personality while they are making a video, but we can do the next best thing by providing closed captioning services to all videos that are uploaded to YouTube. That would be fantastic!