Deaf people, do you prefer a video not made originally in sign language have subtitles or an interpreter, or something else?
@flowerenby oops it wasn't for me
@flowerenby not deaf, i have audio processing difficulties and things are impossible for me to watch without subtitles. They should be default by now at least!!!
@readytherhinos i have a ton of trouble picking words out of background noise so same, they're a godsend for me
@flowerenby i’m not deaf but when my program makes material for HoH and deaf students we try to have an interpreter because of literacy levels.
@flowerenby damn all three votes are for "not deaf but I wanna see the results"
@honiden no no, all but two of the 80 responses are 😳 I'm glad people are interested at least lol
@flowerenby I don't know why or how I read 3 instead of 80+ D: anyway I see the only two answers from blind people are not even in agreement ahah
@flowerenby One question: do deaf people implanted with hearing aid (like me) count as deaf in this poll?
@Genstar tbh i forgot those exist and didn't really account for it well. So if you feel like the poll applies to you I'd love to know your response! i guess "i have a hearing aid and don't need either" would fall under 'other' if that's your answer.
@flowerenby I'll go with subtitle since well… I really didn't learn sign language since I was implanted early in my life. But I have problems getting the voices from actors or news reporter on TV or movies.
@flowerenby I'm not deaf but I think subtitles are the objectively better option here:
- easier to make per video, therefore more accessible content for the same effort
- takes up less data storage since they're just plain text
- most non-deaf people don't understand sign language, but most people (deaf or not) can read written text
- therefore also useful for people who don't speak the video's language natively, and for people with milder auditory issues that aren't bad enough to have warranted learning sign language
@flowerenby Not deaf but hard of hearing. Subtitles.
@flowerenby I can't say I'm surprised by See Results outstripping everything else but I still feel bad for clicking on it
@flowerenby i know some people deaf by birth, the subbtitles are not enough because they use sign language as first language, so other languages like english or french is a second language for them and they not fully understand it.
@flowerenby I feel bad for voting now.
@flowerenby not Deaf or HoH but audio difficulties. i voted 'other' because i greatly appreciate transcripts when possible because i might have trouble following subtitles at the speed of the video, and especially for anything informative / with long sentences, it's easier either to read through or to find the relevant part of a transcript than pause to read each subtitle
then ofc transcripts are used for other disabilities too
@flowerenby I feel bad now for adding to the "just wants to see results" column to the point where the 3 "real" answers are such a minority one can barely distinguish between them (the 0% answers could have up to 4 votes, depending on how rounding is coded). Perhaps a secondary dummy poll below the original which reminds you when the original poll closes is better in cases where a minority of people are expected to vote?
(This is not criticism aimed at flowerenby, just thinking out loud)
@JenLA yeah unfortunately i completely didn't think ahead to this possibility. I know that interpreter does have some votes but I'm not sure of the exact count
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