Obama 08 Videos available with English AND Spanish Language Closed Captions

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 13:41:53 UTC 2007

Obama 08 Videos w/ English AND Spanish Language Closed Captions

*by* Pitin <http://pitin.mydd.com/>, Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 02:14:34 PM EST

*Cross-posted from Students for Barack Obama

We all know that the Democratic party is the "big tent" party and the party
of inclusiveness.  I am proud to say that Senator Obama has once again taken
the lead on a great Democratic issue and has made his campaign videos
accessible to a greater amount of Americans than any current or former
Presidential campaign. A few days ago, Senator Obama's campaign became the *
first* Presidential campaign to provide campaign videos with both Closed
Captioning <http://origin.barackobama.com/closedcaptioning/> and Spanish
language subtitles <http://www.barackobama.com/espanol/tv/>.  Allowing an
unprecedented number of Americans to take note of our message for change
directly from Senator Obama himself.
This comes as no surprise to me, every time I have seen Senator Obama speak
he has had ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters on stage with him so
that our supporters from the deaf community could actively participate in
our campaign. There are more videos and releases to come in dual-language as

>>From the campaign

The Obama campaign is the first campaign to find solutions to make online
video and policy announcements available through closed captioning.  During
the weeks and months ahead the campaign will make available additional
videos in both English and Spanish captioning.

There are 10's of millions of Americans (students and adults) whose first
(and primary) language is ASL or Spanish and *there is no reason* why ALL
campaigns should not be reaching out to them.  I am very proud to be
associated with this movement that is actively reaching out to them.

Currently these videos are LIVE at


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