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« on: April 06, 2020, 01:37:42 PM »

During a televised speech, announcement or news programme, I find the presence of someone signing for the deaf very distracting. So much so that I have to switch off or switch over.

This might sound uncharitable but I wonder what percentage of the population actually need and can understand signing?

Does it justify the intrusion?

Wouldn't subtitles be better?

What about a parallel, 'with signing' broadcast?

Don't get me wrong, I would walk over hot coals to help anyone less fortunate than myself, but there must be a better way in this instance.

 


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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 01:44:50 PM »

During a televised speech, announcement or news programme, I find the presence of someone signing for the deaf very distracting. So much so that I have to switch off or switch over.

This might sound uncharitable but I wonder what percentage of the population actually need and can understand signing?

Does it justify the intrusion?

Wouldn't subtitles be better?

What about a parallel, 'with signing' broadcast?

Don't get me wrong, I would walk over hot coals to help anyone less fortunate than myself, but there must be a better way in this instance.

 




I found the same thing watching the Queen's speech  last night and said to my wife that I found it very distracting and that subtitles would be far less intrusive and do a good job in serving the objective.

It would be interesting to hear the opinion of somebody who is in the unfortunate position of losing their hearing as to their view.

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