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Marlee's Caption Campaign: EXPLAINED

SH Line Producer | 10:16 UK time, Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Some of you aren't entirely clear on why Marlee Matlin was in Washington last week to talk about online access. But this is an issue that affects many deaf and hard of hearing people, and is one of the last barriers remaining to true access.

Here in the UK, we have subtitled iPlayer, courtesy of the BBC - but many other online services pay lip service to subtitled access.

We found this charming young lady's interview with Marlee in American Sign Language (ASL) which will explain things quite clearly:
http://jehanne.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/my-interview-with-marlee-matlin-cc/

It's fair to say that Marlee is turning into something of a campaigner. She's also asking that deaf and disabled people aren't forgotten about in the current recession:
http://www.ilo.org/global/About_the_ILO/Media_and_public_information/Press_releases/lang--en/WCMS_117335/index.htm

At this rate she'll be running for President. Well, she'd get our vote over Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton...

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