Sean Zdenek's webtext 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴: 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘳𝘶𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘺, 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳, 𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 is a fascinating read and uplifting reprieve from the doldrums of a world full of craptions.
"Re-imagined boundaries" in captioning of the future and making room for innovation: "In caption studies, we need to imagine film space differently." He says, "It is time to make room for captions." It's an exciting, provocative and blessedly creative look at custom captioning experimentation.
In this webtext, I experiment with novel forms of audiovisual accessibility. Enhanced captioning (also called kinetic, embodied, integral, dynamic, and animated captioning) offers radical alternatives to the taken-for-granted landscape of captioning and sonic accessibility. It disrupts norms and asks us to imagine different disability futures. By blending form and meaning, enhanced captions become integral components of the creative text instead of add-ons or afterthoughts. At the least, they force us to reflect on the problematic relationships between programs and captions, producers and captioners, and how we might bring them closer together.