Petition for Subtitles on Apple's Guided Tour Videos

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ravenvii, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    #1
    I'm deaf. There's all those guided tour videos on Apple.com, along with many other sorts of videos about their products. But none of them have subtitles. Maybe no other companies do it, but Apple leads the way in so many ways, why not this? And I know turning subtitles on and off is possible with QuickTime. So without further ado...

    If you'd like to support this idea, sign the petition!

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/SubtitlesonApple/

    (Yeah, I know, petitions usually don't amount to much, but it's worth a try!)
     
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    #2
    As a deafie who is directly (at work) or indirectly (through friends) responsible for the purchase of over a dozen Apple computers, I've signed it too.

    Now up to almost 250 signatures. I've also sent it to the UK deaf mac list.
     
  3. acxz macrumors regular

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    #3
    As someone who cares about accessibility for everyone, I've signed it as well.
     
  4. Ugg macrumors 68000

    Ugg

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    #4
    I'm not totally deaf, only half. I love subtitles and feel they should be on everything. My biggest complaint about the movies for rent and sale at iTunes is that they are rarely subtitled. Couple that with the fact that Apple "throttles" the volume on everything it sells and the movies are worthless to me.

    I've complained a couple of times but nothing's come of it, other than a free movie that I couldn't hear....

    Apple has a poor track record when it comes to accessibility.

    Not only that, but I believe most movie companies feel that don't have to offer subtitles on digital downloads. WTF!!!!


    Rant over, I signed it. Let's hope someone somewhere takes note.
     
  5. MLeepson macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I remember around the time of the first iPhone when Apple put up a site to to check the iPhone availability in each store, but the green and red icons were both circles. A a color-blind member here on MR made a thread about how one of the icons should be square, because he can't tell the difference between the green and red. A couple days later, on the availability tool, the red circle icon was changed to a square.
    So, you never know.

    Of course, I signed the petition!
     

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