Subtitling for the deaf
Typical problems when Subtitling for the deaf:
- Linguistic mistakes.
- It is impossible to follow – the subtitles are too long, and/or appear for too short a time on the screen.
- Technical errors: subtitles on screen after the corresponding dialogue has finished, unsubtitled fragments of dialogue, etc.
- Lack of information on aural effects.
- Lack of coherence in the particularities of this type of subtitling.
- Uniformity: the same complexity and reading speed for adult and children’s audiences.
- Linguistic quality-checking.
- Use of professional subtitling software: zero technical errors.
- Subtitlers experienced in SDH.
- Adaptation of factors such as quantity of information and reading speed to the age of the audience at which the program is aimed.
- Ongoing training: attendance at specialized conferences and seminars, such as the 4th International Media for All Conference: “Audiovisual Translation: Taking Stock”. Imperial College (London) 28 June – 1 July 2011.