YouTube Captions and Deaf Awareness Day

Today is Deaf Awareness Day and we have made a special video, suggested by my friend Rikki Poynter who does awesome work as an advocate for captions for the deaf and hard of hearing. Go Rikki!

If you are a YouTuber, please make captions for your videos! They are so helpful for the deaf and hard of hearing and for foriegn language learners. It doesn’t take long and it’s so important. Please do it! Do it!

Today is deaf awareness day, so we’re making a special video. If you want to know how you can help the deaf community and also help us teach the world English, keep watching.

When the moon is in the southern house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, the peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the age of asparagus, the age of asparagus, asparagus…
What are you singing?
The age of asparagus.
That’s not the right words. It’s the age of Aquarius.
That’s not what is says on the captions.
Oh, those captions are always wrong.

This is my friend Ricki. She’s deaf and she makes videos – YouTube videos – for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Ricki is a strong advocate for captions for YouTube videos – you know, those words that appear at the bottom of the screen when you press that little CC button.
We write the captions for our videos in English, but if we didn’t, the computer would generate them and the problem with that is they’re often wrong.
It’s what it says: The age of asparagus.
It’s not just the deaf and hard of hearing who need captions. So do people learning another language.
Captions give them support so they can understand more. And captions are great for video makers like us as well because they help brings us more viewers and subscribers.
So captions are awesome. If you’re a YouTuber, please use them. If you want to help Ricki make her videos available to more people, and if you want to help us teach the world English, there’s something you can do. Translate our English captions into your language. We upload English captions and time them. So, it’s a matter of going through them and translating each line.
We’ll put a link to a video we made about it below. And to the people who have already been translating our videos into other languages – you are simply awesome. Thank you. And we can’t thank you enough.
And to our deaf and hard of hearing viewers – thank you for watching and being part of the Simple English Videos community.
Happy Deaf Awareness Day everyone! Bye now. Bye.

See that girl. Watch that scene. Digging the dancing queen.
What are you singing?
It’s Abba.
You got the words wrong.
No I didn’t. See that girl. Watch that scene. Digging the dancing queen.
See that girl. Watch her scream. Kicking the dancing queen.
It’s those captions again.

Here is a link to Rikki’s channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/rikkipoynter
She has community captions turned on and if you can supply captions for her video in other languages Rikki will be thrilled and so will we – THANK YOU!

And we have community captions turned on too and we would LOVE it if you could make captions for our videos too.
Here’s the link a video we made about it before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTkElmxpv8I
We can’t say thank you enough to the people who have helped us by doing this.

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