Emergency Preparedness Videos in ASL, documents in Braille and large print
On the website you will find videos with ASL interpreters advising how to prepare for 18 Topics. The videos also have an audible voice over and text appearing along side the interpreter. Along with the videos we have also included the Emergency Preparedness Guide formatted in Braille, large print, and regular font for download. All of the information is free for public use, any organization may link to the website and use the information to inform the public.
Automatic captions on YouTube
The preliminary roll-out of automatic captioning in YouTube was recently announced. This innovation takes advantage of speech recognition technology to turn the spoken word into text captions. This is useful for anyone who is deaf or hearing impaired, but it will have broader effects as well. For example, YouTube captions can be automatically translated, making video more accessible across languages. For an instructional video on Google’s captioning, please visit: http://bit.ly/5UcSrm [scb]