Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bits and pieces

Recently, I captioned my YouTube video of my switch on. It took Stu (my husband) 2 hours to caption a one minute video! Such an involved process!

You Tube Video

Other things:

About a month ago, I received an email from someone in the US who wanted to interview me about my CI experience for an article she was writing.
This is the finished product:

CI article

Another recent happening is a Senate report on Hearing Health in Australia was released. I actually made a submission and was quoted on the cost of hearing aid batteries.
I wish I made a mention of mobile phones :(

The PDF of the report : here


David Giudice said...

Hello i plan on getting my cochlear implant june 15th. I have been trying to find a way to close caption video's for the deaf as i work in network marketing and I would like to help as many deaf or hard of hearing people as i can. my website is at and you can reach me through there. thank you for your time and I love the blog

David Giudice said...

please send me info on how to close caption a vide you can reach me at http// im getting my cochlear implant june 15th of 2011

Nikki said...

We used this software.

Basically you need to create a XML file that has the words and a time stamp for each sentence etc

Timestamps match up to the video

There are demo's on the website :)

Good luck with your CI!!!

Jason Fane said...

I know this is kind of old, but I also wanted to let you know YouTube can now do this as well. I found the process to be a bit faster than the manual process of creating an XML file. YouTube will guess about 80% of the words correctly, before you even begin. Then its just a matter of correcting everything.

Jason Fane said...

I know this post is kind of old, but if someone else is looking at it now, I wanted to let you know YouTube does a pretty good job of this. First it goes through the video and guesses about 80% of the captions, you just have to clean it up a little.

It saves SOOO much time.