Michael Lockrey is Deaf, which means he depends on high quality captions for the videos he watches on the web. Unfortunately, many YouTube videos that are captioned use automatically generated captions. Automated captions are often inaccurate and, uncorrected, they can do more harm than good. This is partially due to the perception creators have, when … Continue reading YouTube Automatic Captions Need Work: A Chat with Michael Lockrey
If you haven't seen this PSA that focuses on violence against women, which aired during the superbowl, it's worth watching. Eme de Mujer, a website of the largest Uruguayan daily newspaper El País, shared the PSA (with Spanish subtitles) in this recent post. At Amara, it always excites us to see videos, such as this, … Continue reading A Powerful Superbowl Ad in Spanish – Subtitles in the Wild
Do you agree with @Yasmatin? If so, how can we make Amara (look) easier? See the full conversation on Twitter.
If you're in NYC tomorrow afternoon, a member of the Amara team will be joining a discussion panel at 3:30 pm, at the NYU event Translation-Machination. This event explores the changing circumstances of linguistic exchange and considers the implications of translation as a language technology from a media theoretical perspective. It's a free event and … Continue reading NYC Event Tomorrow: Translation-Machination (Feb 27, 2015)
Most orgs did 2014 wrap ups in the first week of January, but that gets a little overwhelming. We’re doing ours fashionably late instead – please enjoy! Accessibility volunteers, making a difference for others In 2014, we learned about reddit.com/r/CaptionPlease, an amazing community of accessibility-minded folks who caption short videos for anyone who requests them. … Continue reading Amara Newsletter (Feb ’15): A Fashionably Late 2014 Recap
Satoshi Kon, acclaimed director, animator, screenplay writer, and manga artist, made an impact on filmmakers around the world. In this video, YouTube channel Every Frame a Painting, dissects some of the unique techniques and ideas that Kon pioneered. The video also reviews specific points of influence Kon had in other filmmakers' films. Daily News Agency, … Continue reading Every Frame a Painting & Satoshi Kon – Subtitles in the Wild
Late last year, at the United Nations, Emma Watson gave an impassioned speech about the launch of HeForShe, a project she's spearheading along with UN Women. HeForShe calls for everyone to stand behind the concept of gender equality as a human rights issue. Womany.net recently featured the Watson speech in a blog post and the … Continue reading Womany.net & Emma Watson – Subtitles in the Wild