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    Sub titles-what’s that all about?

    I avoid programs with sub titles as by the time I read them I have missed the action. I love nature programs but the producers would add sub titles for a person with good command of English but a strong local accent and that would irritate me because I feel it is an insult to the presenter. Imagine my surprise when this happened to me. The chairman and I were interviewed by the regional BBC reporter about the work that volunteers do for the Nottingham MNDA branch. I had prepared my comments using my speech app but my wife, Sue suggested it would have more impact if I used my own voice so I arranged the interview for the morning when I have some energy to speak. Imagine my surprise when the program was aired to find they had added subtitles. My family did point out that they can generally understand what I am saying but it would be difficult for viewers. I guess most of us with MND think we are doing better than we are because of our positivity.
    I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

    #2
    have you noticed that if there are subtitles then you read them even though you know what is being said! and yes you can miss what is going on. some subtitles seem to be produced by what some computer thinks is being said. it can be way off and have no resemblance to the conversation. it can be very funny but if you are reliant on the subtitles it would seem useless. have to say sometimes i find some films or tv series hard to follow because i cant get what is being said. sometimes i think ive watched stuff from the US for so long i cant understand the english programmes. could be they think regional accents add a bit of atmospher but if you dont know what is going on its pointless. another thing is background music so loud i dont know what is happening

    if they gave you subtitles then at least they decided that you had something important to say so made sure it got out there. well done you for being on TV.. we all know someone famous now.. xxx

    lots of love
    denise

    when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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      #3
      I find it depends on which provider you are watching. Some are great for sub titles but others useless. Life truly is like a box of chocolates. 🤗😘😁😂xx
      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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        #4
        Can I have your autograph Barry?
        Husband Albert diagnosed PMA Feb 21

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          #5
          Barry52 Your fame is increasing even more Barry!!

          Don't take the use of sub-titles as a personal affront - the audience is wide-ranging is age, hearing ability and fluency in English, so the use of sub-titles just complemented and reinforced what you were saying.

          I remember watching an interview with Dodie Weir and Rob Burrows and half of us watching it understood every word, the others missed some words.

          Thanks for your ongoing involvement in raising awareness of MND.

          Love Ellie.
          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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            #6
            Thanks for the kind words folks. I appreciate your comments and I will ignore my prejudice about sub titles.
            I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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              #7
              I saw your video and I could see that the mouth was playing up, but I couldn't see the subtitles...

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYvCIrX-Zlc

              Ahhh, this one...

              Sez Les - Les Dawson & John Cleese - Pub Sketch - YouTube
              Last edited by Graham; 27 June 2021, 01:10.
              Copyright Graham

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                #8
                Graham love Les Dawson. It’s a good job we can laugh at our predicament because without humour our lives would be so much worse.
                I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                  #9
                  Les Dawson magic. I love his humour. He didn't have to speak just look at his face.
                  when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                    #10
                    Thank you Barry for working to raise awareness. Had a look for the link but couldn't get it to play but I'm sure you were fab ! Loved the Les Dawson clip too x

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Deb View Post
                      Thank you Barry for working to raise awareness. Had a look for the link but couldn't get it to play but I'm sure you were fab ! Loved the Les Dawson clip too x
                      Hi Debs,

                      Our clever media specialist managed to “rip” (techy terminology) this truncated clip from the interview.
                      https://youtu.be/LjB0bxdpz3E
                      I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                        #12
                        Barry52 Fabulous, thanks for the link Barry. xx
                        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                          #13
                          Very handsome Barry! I think 'Love Island' is beckoning. Hold out for the big bucks. There is still more conversation in you than all of 'em!
                          Copyright Graham

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                            #14
                            I wish my local one, whichever it is, did this.
                            Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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                              #15
                              Well done Barry you did good 😘
                              when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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