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Subtitled Shia lectures for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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On 11/13/2017 at 3:40 PM, Hj313 said:

I'm not sure if this the right place to post this, but I wanted to spread awareness about this.

There is a group of volunteers who are subtitling Shia lectures and the YouTube link is: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEgIPLYOKQgvDHCbIFWr_-Q

Thank you for sharing the link! 

@DeafShia @ZainabHairan @iavswn @Abu Mariam @Seth Adkison 

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Videos on youtube or elsewhere of Shia lectures should always be captioned. If you need subtitles for a foreign language audience then you add a subtitles option. You do NOT replace captioning with subtitles.  That is a huge mistake. There are distinct differences between the two.

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On 12/17/2017 at 4:45 AM, iavswn said:

Videos on youtube or elsewhere of Shia lectures should always be captioned. If you need subtitles for a foreign language audience then you add a subtitles option. You do NOT replace captioning with subtitles.  That is a huge mistake. There are distinct differences between the two.

Is one of the two the automatic one Youtube provides ?

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On 17/12/2017 at 3:45 AM, iavswn said:

Videos on youtube or elsewhere of Shia lectures should always be captioned. If you need subtitles for a foreign language audience then you add a subtitles option. You do NOT replace captioning with subtitles.  That is a huge mistake. There are distinct differences between the two.

Salams,

Sorry, I meant to say they're captioning the lectures, not subtitling in different languages.

Wsalams.

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On 21/12/2017 at 4:47 AM, Mohammed-Mehdi said:

Is one of the two the automatic one Youtube provides ?

Salams,

They caption the videos and remove the automatic captions.

Wsalams.

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Subtitles don't replace sound. If for example, there is a noise in the background. That sound won't show up in the subtitles. Where as with captioning it will. With captioning you will see on the screen something like [boom noise background]. That's one major difference between the two.

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On 12/20/2017 at 8:47 PM, Mohammed-Mehdi said:

Is one of the two the automatic one Youtube provides ?

On youtube  they are. You don't have to upload anything with the video. All you have to do is enable the feature.  The sound on the video has got to be High quality and very clear English though. That seems counterintuitive if your audience is deaf but Its really not. The captioning algorithm won't be able to recognize the speech if it is not. See, https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6373554?hl=en

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If you got a deaf audience and you don't provide captioning. You replace captioning with subtitles or you don't provide anything at all. Technically you are discriminating against the Deaf. Irrespective of whether one is Shia or not that is prohibited in Islam.

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