Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design

By Svetlana Kouznetsova

Business, Education & teaching, General non-fiction, Law & finance, Computing & internet | Paperback, eBook


Do you want to increase your audience for your podcasts, videos, live events? People who are deaf and hard of hearing people make 20% of total population. Their needs may be ignored if aural information is not accessible via quality captions and transcripts. Website owners, audio and video producers, event organizers, employers, educational institutions, those considering careers in captioning and interpreting, and anyone interested in improving communication and information access will find this book useful and enlightening. It dispels common myths about deaf and hard-of-hearing people, describes author's personal experiences with deafness, and shares some examples of quality captioning for various types of aural information that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of hearing abilities. Let's think outside the ears!



Svetlana Kouznetsova (Sveta) is a NYC-based user experience and accessibility consultant helping businesses make their products user-friendly. Sveta also provides consultation and training to businesses about quality communication access to audio, video, events. She is an experienced speaker and author of a book, Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design.



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