Friday, September 24, 2010

Catheters, Not Accurate Captions

Even the Federal government is getting into web series now. But they can't be bothered to spend a few dollars for accurate closed captions. An example of this can be seen in the new (actually two months old) Federal web series $100 Note Podcast on the YouTube US Currency channel.

Caption Action 2 learned about the existence of this web series from a review on the TubeFilter blog. We checked out the first episode of this six-episode web series and found there are captions - but they are the YouTube automatic captions with no editing.

The little gem displayed here is an example of why the Federal government, when it budgets for a web series, should invest at least a few dollars in editing the automatic captions generated by YouTube. What is the caption trying to say? That the three agencies have to stay ahead of catheters (catheter: that thing that is placed inside a private part as a substitute for natural urination) because they are afraid consumers may pee on the $100 dollar bill?

Don't bother trying to watch the other episodes in this series. They too have only the YouTube automatic captions.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, it doesn't even include captions or a transcript on their web site, either. Isn't that against Section 508 on a .gov site?