Deaf or hard of hearing? Want to appear in a video and help Universal Subtitles?

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Universal Subtitles Infographic

Universal Subtitles Infographic

I’m part of the voluntary, non-profit making community for Universal Subtitles and received an email asking me to promote this opportunity having already done so on Twitter. So here’s the opportunity.

We’d like to find someone who relies on captions for videos and wouldn’t mind appearing in a video that would be on our volunteer page.

Basically, we’re going to have a page for volunteer contributors to help caption/translate videos that are requested by the deaf/hoh/international communities. So in other words, a person or socially progressive organization could request that a video be captioned or subtitled in a particular language and then it would show up in a list of things for volunteers to work on. We thought it would be awesome to have a video on that page explaining the system. We also thought it would be appropriate to find a deaf user to sign a little explanation of how it works.

We had hoped to find someone in NYC, so we could help make sure the production values were sufficiently high; but it wouldn’t be out of the question to try something remote.

Definitely let me know if you think of anyone who might be interested!

If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with then send an email to

If not, check out the site anyway, and why not join the community – whether you’re a subtitles/captions user, a techie, a creative – everyone can help.