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Jan.
24th

TV: Closed captioning still in the dark ages

Seahawk player Derrick Coleman’s story has received a lot of attention lately. He’s the first deaf offensive player in the NFL. Hopefully, one of the positive things to come out of the telling of his story is that local TV stations and the networks make improvements to the closed captioning for the hearing impaired on television.

If you’re watching a TV show or movie that is scripted and obviously prerecorded, the closed captioning is not a problem. However, try watching news, sports, morning talk shows – essentially anything that is live TV.

One of the problems is the placement of

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