Saturday, January 20, 2007

No Closed Captions In Online Videos; Followup

The other day I posted on the lack of closed-captions in iTunes videos and movies. As I noted at the time, this is not an Apple-only issue. Noelle Perese names names: Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, and now the proposed Netscape online download service all lack captioning. This is an issue for the deaf, but not only for the deaf.

Mickeleh's Take: Video distribution by internet streaming and downoads is rapidly moving out of the novelty and early-adopter phase. Before more conrete is poured, the industry needs to enhance the standards to embrace closed captioning.

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