posted on May, 27 2016 @ 12:36 AM
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Marcus069
I would find this both annoying and distracting. I can see if it was closed captioning and we had the ability to turn it off, but to simply have some
annoying person on the screen 'signing' is over the top.
I totally disagree with you Metallicus.
Ask a hard of hearing or totally deaf person if this is annoying and distracting...
I see you live in the USA... Not sure what the general stance towards handicapped citizens is in your neck of the woods compared to able bodied
persons but I can tell you that over here in Europe and especially the country where I live WE have a great respect for our handicapped citizens.
Our European culture is generally bathed in tolerance and respect towards those who have differences (may it be handicap, race, colour, gender or
My country (France) has certain news channels and also documentary channels that have interpretors signing at the bottom right hand side of the screen
and there is also an option on all channels to add subtitles if needed for those who do-not understand signing or lip reading.
We are used to this over here in France and it does not bother us... For those who lack tolerance they can always switch channels to find a channel
I have noticed that on news channels in the USA you often have those scrolling banners at the bottom of the screen giving you all the latest breaking
news, including stock market results and sports... is this annoying and distracting to you too?
Does the fact that most hotels over here in Europe have braille indicators in lifts and hotel room plates and also that many railway stations
(especially France) have those rugged paths in order to help blind people to the right platform bother you?... are those rugged paths hard on your
feet and also annoying and distracting?
Are those ramps for wheelchairs leading to most major stores and fast food restaurants to hard on your thigh muscles and also annoying and
What I am trying to say is that we are not all fit and able bodied people in the world and that we should consider those who have these slight
handicaps in life and not hide those people away in a dark closet and deprive them of what able bodied persons have the marvellous chance of having...
we all deserve to enjoy everything that life has to offer.
When in Rome... do as the Romans do...
I personally would love to hear what our hard of hearing/deaf or handicapped members have to say on this subject.
edit on 27-5-2016 by Lagomorphe because: Phrase highlighted