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Why do burger politicians like having sign language in videos instead of just having closed captions

Its easier and for people of hearing its a lot less distracting than having some r-slur throwing gang signs on the screen


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It's a performative virtue signalling thing. I have to watch a lot of random videos of talks about one thing or another, and the ones that are concerned with victimhood in some way (race, disability, gender stuff etc) are much more likely to have a sign language interpreter because it aligns with those particular politics.

Because believe it or not sign language can convey tone-of-voice whereas captioning cannot. Also, they use sign language to translate live events that aren't pre-scripted, auto captioning is getting better but it's not as good as a live translator.

I don't know where the drama is in this post or what you were hoping for..

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Sign language is the primary language of a very small group of people. Many deaf or hard of hearing people don't use it at all. Captions are also beneficial to anyone watching, while signs will be meaningless to most.

Live closed captions can be done with a mix of humans and AI. In some cases a person will re-speak what they hear into the machine, with careful enunciation, so the AI is unlikely to mess up. You could also generate captions using a human steno typist, they are supposed to hit 200 wpm.

Fuck robots, why do you hate deaf people so much that you want to take away their only jerb?

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You need to be hearing to serve as a sign language translator. Reducing the number of hearing jobs will help increase equity for the deaf community.

What are all the deaf translators supposed to do for work then? They'll be reduced to begging for change on the subways.


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They can translate the onscreen subtitles into sign language, obviously.

Fuck subtitles man it's not the way to the future. We need more deaf translators one for each language and one for each gender. I want to see the politician in the little box at the bottom corner of the screen and the rest of the screen be full of sign language translators.

Unless you hate being inclusive?


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Live closed captions can be done with a mix of humans and AI. In some cases a person will re-speak what they hear into the machine, with careful enunciation, so the AI is unlikely to mess up. You could also generate captions using a human steno typist, they are supposed to hit 200 wpm.

All of this is more expensive than just having someone on camera. Also, your proposed measures are dependent on the broadcaster(s). Having someone on camera greatly simplifies things for everyone.

Sorry sweaty it looks superficially woke so I don't like it.

Closed captioning absolutely can. Just look at their faces

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I'm a professional ASL translator why are you trying to put me out of work?


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Oh I’m sorry I didn’t realize you were handi-abled! My apologies, blessed one,I have submitted my virtue report. It won’t happen again

Haha I totally lied you are a r-slur! Gotcha!

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You ask minors for their age sex and location online? Are you CHris ahansens?

For the live audience


![](https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b9/2b/09/b92b090310b1a8c93fbb507fa7c4eb33--meanwhile-in-russia-russian-orthodox.jpg) <- me dunking on papists

It's a flashier display of sensitivity

Live closed captioning? Are you rslured? Automatic translations are notoriously inaccurate.

Everything i post is a piece of creative writing


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You realize that live closed captioning was mostly done by humans right?

Zoom's auto closed captioning is great if the speaker isnt gargling a dick. Maybe you're a boomer

Imagine translating nog speak

Cause yanks are fucking stupid and the assumption is that most can't read

It’s performative

Anybody else find sign language to be highly erotic?

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