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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Real Food Is That Too Much to Ask? : Transcript NOW Available!!

Thanks to Headmistress, we now have a transcript of this video!! READ it HERE:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/82494670/Loose-Transcript-of-Robyn-Obrien-s-speech

My friend Annie posted this on her FaceBook page. I would love to have access to this information. If any of you can interpret this, or know someone who can,  into ASL and caption this for the rest of us, please do so. There are many people who become deaf later in life and haven't learned sign language, or are fluent. Closed Captions are used more and more by baby boomers who are becoming deaf late in life as well.



  1. Yeah, it's frustrating that internet videos are waived from ADA's requirements. The way I see it is, you have two choices. You can ask your friend Annie to give you a summary of what the video contains... and you can write to your senator and ask the senator if he / she can enjoy the video without sound? Let the senator know that closed captions on internet videos is vital.

  2. http://www.scribd.com/doc/82494670/Loose-Transcript-of-Robyn-Obrien-s-speech

    I put a loose transcript at the above link. Have you written Robyn Obrien to suggest an ASL interpreter for her talks?

    1. Thank YOU for this good deed, Headmistress!! I'm going to put this link in the item above, and I'm also going to post this on the FaceBook page where it first appeared. Bless your kind heart for doing this for us. ~ Joyce

  3. Annie was hoping someone would pick this up and caption or interpret for all of her deaf friends, too.
    That's a good suggestion, writing the senator.
    Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

  4. Thank YOU for the link in the first place. I found the video very interesting, and was glad to see it. Trying to transcribe it helped me absorb the information better, too.

    I wish I could interpret it. I know enough sign language to have a slow conversation with a very patient deaf person who has a good sense of humour and won't mind when I sometimes sign "I'm pregnant" instead of "you're welcome" (I seem to be a dyslexic signer).

    1. The transcription is fabulous!! Not all deaf people are fluent with ASL, so transcripts and captions are wonderful, because everyone can read them.

      LOL "dyslexic signer"! That's a funny way to put it. It's easy to get signs mixed up. :-)