Rikki Poynter, hard of hearing Youtube star (photo courtesy of Rikki Poynter)

Rikki Poynter, hard of hearing Youtube star (photo courtesy of Rikki Poynter)

There are so many young people these days advocating for positive change in the world. And in this fast-paced world in which we all now live, one can only applaud these youngsters for trying to make a difference.

Youtube is one of the largest search engines in the world as well as being a major force in DIY education. With billions of people using Youtube on a daily basis for entertainment and more, it’s no wonder that people who are hard of hearing would want to see better closed captioning. Rikki Poynter is one such person. She has over 20,000 subscribers on Youtube, super popular videos, and a growing fan base…she is also severely hard of hearing. She is urging software developers to create better automatic CC programs as well as spreading the word to other Youtube uploaders to be mindful about adding their own subtitles (in lieu of auto-closed captioning) to serve their public better.  Read more about this here.

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