Captioning Sucks

So, I’m a bit late in posting about this, as the site was launched earlier in the week, but you still may not know that Captioning Sucks. Joe Clark would like you to know why this is. The site itself looks like an explosion in a paint factory - something that Joe admits is garish and vulgar, intentionally - so you can’t help but remember it! But the information contained is very readable and informative, explaining what the issues are and why they exist. The aim of the project is described here:

This is the real reason why everything else we’ve mentioned here is happening. We want to write and test a set of standards for captioning (and more) – independently, honestly, and out in the open. We need your help.

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by Ian on Friday, April 4, 2008


  1. So says Matt Robin

    But it’s only the 5th today…you’re too early for the Nakedness! :D

    Added April 5, 2008 at 9:34 pm

  2. So says Matt Robin

    Oh wait, this is the comments for the ‘Captioning Sucks’ article…so, my previous comment doesn’t make sense!

    That was in relation to your statement of why the CSS is turned-off on your site at the moment. There was only one place to make a comment…so I used it.

    Added April 5, 2008 at 9:36 pm

  3. So says paul canning

    Couldn’t the technology used by Blinkx (which translates voice to text for search reasons) offer some help? The BBC is working with them - though not for those reasons.

    Added April 10, 2008 at 9:34 pm

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