Category Archives: DeafRead

My powerpoint presentation at DCARA vlog symposium

I’ve uploaded the presentation I gave at DCARA vlog symposium and you can view it by downloading it here (PPT) or here (PDF). It covers the evolving world of social media, including the changing role of blogs with new players … Continue reading

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A step closer to online captions! The bill is introduced in Congress!

Last Friday on June 26th, Congressman Edward Markey introduced the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2009 to the Congress.  This is a significant step forward in a push for online captions on the Internet. This bill represents … Continue reading

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Netflix CEO really doesn’t care about subtitles/captioning

I’m sickened at Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings’ attitude towards subtitles and captioning for their portfolio of  online movies that can be instantly watched.  He claims that it’s too difficult and the technology isn’t here which is the furthest thing from … Continue reading

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Google enables automatic voice-to-text technology inside youTube!

I see this as one of the evolutionary steps towards automatically created voice-to-text transcripts that will eventually offer great benefit for both Deaf people and search engines. Last month, Google Research included the voice-to-text capability on the “You Choose ’08” … Continue reading

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Tip for vbloggers: When is the best day or time to post?

As the co-founder of DeafRead.com which aggregates over 600 Deaf vbloggers, I’m often asked, “When is the best day or time to post a vblog entry for the highest view count?” My answer was based upon a rough estimation from … Continue reading

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My DeafRead 2008 Conference Presentation: SEO for your blog

At the DeafRead 2008 conference, I gave a presentation titled: “Leveraging your v/blog: Build your online reputation and become a search engine darling!” I covered the basics of why it’s important to take into consideration how well your blog plays … Continue reading

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DeafRomance: our first resident spammer?

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Paddy Ladd email: UK bill to outlaw embryos with the Deaf gene.

Paddy Ladd granted me his permission to reprint his email for a call to arms to fight a bill currently going through the rounds in the UK.  Grumpy Old Deafies first broke the news about the Human Fertilisation and Embryology … Continue reading

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DeafRead: One year later

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Interview: DeafRead in SIGNews!

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Notes for my full presentation for b/vlogging conference at Gallaudet University

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A big breakthrough for Gallaudet

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Babel uses a hearing girl for the role of a deaf character

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Suggestion for the Blog Awards nominees

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Accepting solitaires into our world

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