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Sky Movies Premiere – 2 November 2012

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Sky Movies

Movies on Premiere – week commencing Friday 2 November, 2012 Listed as with subtitles Crazy, Stupid, Love Haywire Listed as without subtitles Resistance Deck the Halls Boogie Woogie The Avengers Special American Pie: The Reunion: 35mm Special Cowboys & Aliens 35mm Special The Top Ten Show Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Premiere […]

Sky Movies Premiere – 26 October 2012

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Sky Movies

Movies on Premiere – week commencing Friday 26 October, 2012 Listed as with subtitles Tower Heist Tooth Fairy 2 Straw Dogs Dolphin Tale Texas Killing Fields Listed as without subtitles Will Cowboys & Aliens 35mm Special War Horse Sky Movies Special Notes 37.5% of Sky Movies Premiere output this week is uncaptioned. Very disappointed to […]

ITV Player, Twitter and sweeping accessibility issues under the carpet

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in ITV

The week before last (17 October 2012) ITV/Sky (don’t know who’s to blame) had a major blip and the subtitles on the second episode of DCI Banks were completely borked: the subtitles from the previous show (Celebrity Mr & Mrs) displayed while the characters from DCI Banks were speaking. Bewildering and comical yes, but not […]

Sky Movies Premiere – 19 October 2012

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Sky Movies

Movies on Premiere – week commencing Friday 19 October, 2012 With subtitles Dolphin Tale The Rum Diary 4 Wedding Planners War Horse Like Crazy Without subtitles The Top Ten Show Notes Almost 100% of Sky Movies Premiere output this week is captioned, I don’t think I can remember a week when all bar the Top […]

Music on the telly – Nigellissima

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in BBC

I’ve written before about the usefulnes of providing not just captioning for songs used during broadcast shows but playlists for later reference. Nigella Lawson’s new series, Nigellissima (interesting article here) on BBC 2 comes up trumps – the BBC website section has a playlist for each episode and most tracks link to more information on […]

Sky Movies Premiere – 12 October 2012

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Sky Movies

Movies on Premiere – week commencing Friday 12 October, 2012 With subtitles 4 Wedding Planners Horrible Bosses The Thing Without subtitles Sacrifice The Lake Effect Mother and Child War Horse Special Cowbows & Aliens 35mm Special Notes 62% of Sky Movies Premiere output this week is uncaptioned – an improvement on last week’s showing (71% […]

Sky Movies Premiere – 5 October 2012

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Sky Movies

Movies on Premiere – week commencing Friday 5 October, 2012 With subtitles Final Destination 5 My Week With Marilyn Without subtitles The Lake Effect Mother and Child Swinging with the Finkels African Cats (still no subtitles) Cowboys & Aliens 35mm Special Notes 71% of Sky Movies Premiere output this week is uncaptioned. I’m particularly peeved […]

Sky Movies Premiere – 28 September 2012

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Sky Movies

I’d intended to make this a weekly post (listing what’s subtitled on Sky Movies Premiere) but after week 1, I managed to miss the second week (no time for telly!) so here we go with… Movies on Premiere – week commencing 28 September, 2012 With subtitles What’s Your Number Losing Control Johnny English Reborn Miss […]

My little sister

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Everything Else

This came up on Reddit earlier today – I’m not sure if it’s true but that sort of doesn’t matter: My little sister came home from school one day and demanded I take her to the library so that she could get books on sign language. I asked her why? She told me there was […]

Love to Learn

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Online Video

I do! Love to learn, that is. So after reading the BBC News article, “Middle age begins at 55 years, survey suggests” I headed straight over to Pearson’s new site, Love to Learn. My heart immediately sank when I realised that the videos are hosted at Vimeo: Does Vimeo support closed captioning? Vimeo does not […]

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