A Snap Snot Across the Province”

When we watch CBC Compass on our Kodi, the closed captioning is automatically turned on. The result is often equal parts hilarious and disturbing.

Hilarious because the captioning is so bad so often, presumably a side-effect of it being done in real time by computers or humans.

Disturbing because although it’s hilarious for me, if I relied upon the captioning in lieu of being able to hear the newscast, I can’t imagine being able to abide it, the signal to noise ratio being so poor.

Screen shot of CBC weather forecast with closed caption "A Snap Snot Across the Province"

Screen shot of CBC weather forecast with closed caption "Tharpflash Freeze"

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Valerie Bang-Jensen's picture
Valerie Bang-Jensen on February 9, 2018 - 19:03 Permalink

Exactly---I often think of my sister, who is deaf, and how frustrating and inadequate most captions are.

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