[personal profile] teafeather posting in [community profile] group_x
This morning I decided to look for Anthony Bogaert's "Understanding Asexuality" in a format I can read and was disappointed to find that it's not scheduled to be produced in braille or audio by NLS and no one has submitted it to Bookshare.org. As it's an academic-leaning text it might eventually end up at Learning Ally but I can't afford $120 for membership there (plus however much they're charging for a DRM key these days) for just one book. I could buy the ebook but I try to avoid DRM'd ebooks as much as possible, and they don't work with a lot of screen readers or braille displays.

None of the rental options for the documentary "(A)sexual" indicate whether or not they have captions available, and I've not seen anything about DVD availability.

People who can't access standard print or spoken language deserve access to these materials too.

Date: 2012-11-27 12:40 am (UTC)
codeman38: Osaka from Azumanga Daioh questioning whether Apple's 'think different' slogan should be 'differently'. (think different)
From: [personal profile] codeman38
I can confirm that the iTunes rental of (A)Sexual is definitely captioned.

Edited to add: Indeed, iTunes seems to be the only option that offers captioning. The Google Play and Amazon rentals do not indicate captioning for the movie, and those services usually specify it within the product information when it's available. I have no idea about Xbox or PlayStation, but those services don't have good track records with captioning even on mainstream films.
Edited (additional notes) Date: 2012-11-27 12:47 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-27 03:37 am (UTC)
metapianycist: The female player character from Pokemon Black & White 2. (Default)
From: [personal profile] metapianycist
It is worth noting that Understanding Asexuality is available for the Amazon Kindle, and all second-generation-and-beyond Kindle devices have text-to-speech capabilities, if that is an option for you.

Date: 2012-12-08 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] greenchestnuts
Is there any kind of advocacy we could undertake-- letter-writing, making phone calls, etc-- so that this book gets produced in Braille and audio?

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