In appreciation of your support over this past year, I thought it would be fun to reflect on 2012 highlights from Lipreading Mom. Presenting the first half of this blog’s and my year in pictures… What Are Highlights from Your Year? Be watching after Christmas for the second half of pictures. In the meantime, I’d … Continue reading
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We Have a Winner in Lipreading Mom’s Corny Caption Contest
While watching a DVD of Thomas the Train with my Little Boy, I was dismayed to discover the movie lacked captions. So I took a photo of the TV screen with Thomas in mid-sentence, and posted the image on Facebook. My friends came up with some clever quotes, and I’ve selected my three favorites. Which … Continue reading
Are Captioning Glasses Really the Wave of the Future?
What’s black, worn over the eyes, and communicates in fluorescent green text? Why, captioning glasses, of course. My latest adventure at the cinemaplex featured the latest captioning equipment on the market: Sony Entertainment Access Glasses. Yesterday my friend, Terri, and I ventured to a Regal movie theater to wear one of only 10 sets of … Continue reading
Show Us the Captions! Join Me in Supporting Movie Theater Captioning
This weekend, I am attending a captioned movie with my family as part of the global awareness campaign, Show Us the Captions. Will it be movie night with James Bond, Abraham Lincoln…or the animated “Wreck-It Ralph”? Hmmm… I have often wondered how generations before closed captioning survived animated movies. Pete’s Dragon: Why Can’t I Understand … Continue reading
Why Can’t the Girl Scouts Provide Sign Language and Captioning?
As a person with hearing loss and a former Girl Scout, a recent story in the Chicago Tribune about a 12-year-old girl who is Deaf being denied sign language interpretation is disheartening. Her troop paid for an interpreter, then apparently was unable to continue doing so and disbanded. Now, the young girl’s parents are suing … Continue reading
Do You Hear What I Read? A Look at Captioning from the Typist’s Chair
By Debra L. Butterfield / LipreadingMom.com Guest Blogger Poor woman, I thought as I entered the conference auditorium that evening. Up there for all to watch as she performs her job. My thoughts weren’t for the speaker, but for the woman providing live captioning for the attendees with hearing loss. As part of the conference … Continue reading
Captioning or Sign Language? That Is the Question
Dr. Tony Evans is a Christian evangelist who travels all over the world with his revivals. I was anxious to see him speak when he came to my city, but I had one question. Would I understand him? My hearing loss makes it difficult to catch all the words coming from even the most eloquent … Continue reading
I Need Captioning Supporters—Will You Join Me?
I was about to give up using Twitter. Honestly, I tend to be more of a Facebook girl. But this week when actress Marlee Matlin (who is deaf) proposed a Twitter campaign to make others aware about captioning, I was all over it. All you have to do is visit my page, the Lipreading Mom … Continue reading
Can You Lip Read the Lorax?
I have often wondered how generations before closed captioning survived animated movies. My memory goes back to the first cartoon I ever saw in a theater. Actually, “Pete’s Dragon” was part animated, part live action. There I was at the age of three with my daddy and big sister, watching a smiling green dragon breathe … Continue reading
A Captioned Cell Phone…Technology Rocks!
How many of you avoid using cell phones because of the challenges of hearing? Let me introduce you to my new friend, Sprint CapTel. A couple of months ago, I was invited to film a commerical with Sprint to promote its latest product—the wireless captioned phone. Known as Sprint CapTel, this technology allows those of … Continue reading