Deaf Church Videos with ASL Subtitles on YouTube
skifoot at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 28 20:30:53 UTC 2008
what an exciting project! More power to you.
I would like to cast my vote for white writing on a black background,
if that is possible --- why?
I volunteer in the Boston deaf-blind community, and one thing that
many low-vision people seem to agree on, is that white text against
black is much easier to decipher when you have minimal vision.
And I bet it would be easier for the rest of us, too!
Kim from Boston
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 3:12 PM, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com> wrote:
> On Mar 28, 2008, at 10:35 AM, Ronald Dettloff wrote:
> Why not? We are just experimenting and when the words go accross the screen
> they will interfere with the signs. Second, our song leaders need to have
> the signs in the same place. We are thinking of trying the next song with
> the signs at the bottom.
> This is such a great project, and we know it is very hard to do this
> work...so you are doing a great job...
> I noticed that the writing in ASL is a dark color, placed on top of another
> dark color, and it hard to read the subtitles in ASL quickly, partly because
> they do not stand out from the background color...
> Can you place the written ASL in a white box? Black on white, for people
> with normal eyesight, can be faster to read...
> If you look at professional captions for English, you might notice that the
> captions oftentimes are highlighted in a light strip across the screen...or
> they write the symbols reversed so they are white on black...but they
> somehow make the captioning easy to see and very distinctive...some captions
> are even highlighted in yellow, depending on the software they use...
> All just ideas for the future...
> Thanks again for sharing with us -
> Val ;-)
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