Mandate subtitles on YouTube channels with over 100,000 subscribers

Mandate subtitles on YouTube channels with over 100,000 subscribers

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Daniel Davidson started this petition to YouTube and

15%, or 37.5 million people in the United States are hard of hearing, and of them, 1.6%, or 600 thousand people are entirely deaf. They need closed captioning. The law requires it on television. YouTube needs to require them on at least channels with 100k subscribers or more.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires that all VDPs (television providers and broadcasters) must have closed captioning on any new, English language television. This does not apply to community video providers like YouTube. Sure, stuff like YouTube Originals have them, but other than that, creators have to add them manually. Seeing as it's optional, they typically choose not to. This is not OK. 

Lots of people watch YouTube with subtitles, not only the hard of hearing. People use them on trains where it's noisy. They use them with the volume off as to not disturb others. And some people, like me, are better at visual interpretation than auditory. They use them on a daily basis. And I know for a fact I'm not the only one who gets ticked off when there isn't any. 

YouTube will probably respond saying, "Oh, we already have subtitles on virtually every video!" That's all crap. They work properly 10% of the time, another 20% there aren't any, and the other 70% they say a bunch of nonsense that's unrelated. Listen, we're not asking for ALL videos to have them. Just the bigger YouTubers that everyone watch.

Tom Scott is a very strong supporter of this. He talks about it in this video.

Quoting him, "Buy some damn subtitles."

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