sound tracks irritate me

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 27, 2007 11:25am CST
I am a serious web entrepreneur and will consider all legitimate and honest ways of earning. I think that people who design the web sites for the "earn extra money" programmes forget that a lot of us are deaf. I have just clicked on a result again and it says "Listen to this exciting opportunity, hearing will be believing" thus completely alienating anyone who can not hear. It is about time these ad makers added subtitles. We are deaf, not daft!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Mar 07
am so sorry yes they dont think . They think the whole world can hear they dont think about the non hearing people at al and sometimes even tho I can hear I get upset with them for they should have caption and not alot of noise
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@shelagh77 (3643)
3 Mar 07
It would be helpful if the people in the videos spoke in a way which could be lip read, but even that is not possible. Occasionally if I am really interested by the very limited blurb I will send for more details,but I have been caught so often with a hard sell that I have found it very off putting.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
27 Feb 07
Yes you are completely right what you are stating how do the web designers expect the deaf to hear something when they have this condition, I do also know that these people in no way are daft as my mother was deaf but certainly was not daft in any way she was a very intelligent woman, so I think that you are right probably and that the web owners submitting their web designs with voice are absolutely daft for not adding subtitles to their websites.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
3 Mar 07
They will learn eventually lol, and kick themselves when they consider all the extra customers they could have had!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb 07
Well I totally agree with you and I would have thought with the Internet being so far advanced that they would have thought of this by now. But you never know it might still happen, well it should do.
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
27 Feb 07
You make a very good point. Videos have seemed to take over the world of internet marketing and it draves me nuts. I am not deaf, so i can hear them, but most are boring. I prefer to read things at my own pace anyways. It would be great if people would at least give a link to download a pdf document sor people who don't want to or can't watch the video. Or alest put the info on the page under the video or something. I think the deaf community is one that is highly looked over in internet marketing. I prefer to have a simle yet informative ebook, or website to read, than a flashy video. I guess I just haven't been bitten by the video bug. I hope more people learn to think about the deaf people while designing websites.
@shelagh77 (3643)
3 Mar 07
I don't mind videos but I do really wish they would make sub titles available. Some cheerful looking man yapping away about an "opportunity" is all very well but no use to me whatever. I enjoy browsing brochures, though, and have a small collection in my "wish list" box,brochures for all the nice things I should like later on when I have saved enough.