UK, Spain, Italy, Poland, Denmark, France and Germany
Edited By Pablo Romero-Fresco
Long questionnaire in Germany
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Abstract: This chapter starts with an overview of the hearing-impaired community and the audiovisual landscape in Germany. Subsequently, the results of the survey carried out in March 2010 are presented. In total, 384 participants completed the questionnaire, out of which 253 participants were deaf, 121 were hard of hearing and 10 were hearing. They answered questions regarding their reading and TV viewing habits and their preferences and opinions about SDH regarding, for instance, speed and content of the subtitles, character identification, information on sound and tone and music.
A key finding for German viewers is the demand for all TV programmes to be subtitled and for verbatim subtitles, which would make deaf viewers feel treated just like hearing viewers. Other findings include that most respondents were satisfied with the placement of the subtitles and with the way information on sounds and emotions is given, but almost half of the respondents would like to have more colours for character identification.
Keywords: audiovisual landscape, Germany, hearing-impaired community, questionnaire, SDH, television
The following chapter presents the results of the long questionnaire as part of the DTV4ALL project in Germany. Before the results are discussed in detail, an overview of the hearing-impaired community and the audiovisual landscape in Germany is given.
It is remarkably difficult to find official data about the number of people with hearing loss in Germany. According to a study carried out in 1999 by Wolfgang Sohn (DSB-Report 3/2000), 13.3 million people aged...
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