When Louise asked me to speak tonight I toyed with the idea of whispering my speech just to frustrate you all as you struggle to hear, just to give you a little sense of my daughters frustration as she struggles to understand. Fortunately for you, I thought better of it. Annabel herself was cross that she wasn’t coming tonight to “tell the bosses that no words on the TV is.
Some people may wonder about the current campaign for 100% captions on TV. Is it really an important issue? It’s just TV programmes. Aren’t there more important things to worry about? Besides, some programmes are already captioned. Shouldn’t that be enough? So why do so many Deaf and hard of hearing people think it is important? I don’t like to assume I can speak for others, but to me it’s.
I want ALL movies and TV programmes captioned. It’s not fair that all my friends can go watch a new release movie when it comes out but I have to wait for either the DVD to be released or for the local cinema to choose it as one of their captioned movies of the month. Most of the time the movies that they pick are the ones that I don’t.
Twice this month, when raising the awareness for the need for more captioning, both NZ on Air and the government have replied that 250 hours of captioning is already provided each week. In fact, the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, MP for National questioned the need for more captioning stating that there are 35 hours of captioned television available on free to air television every day, which is more than.
An Interview and a Letter to the Boss of New Zealand from Annabel MacKay I had the pleasure today, of meeting Helen MacKay, mother of seven year old Annabel. Annabel is profoundly deaf and relies on captioning to understand television. She went deaf when she was four, so she remembers being able to hear. Having returned to New Zealand from the UK where 100% of public broadcasting is captioned, the.