Sometimes The CC Just Writes Itself

I think that it should say “evacuating”…

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Subtitling / Closed Captioning obviously isn’t an exact science, but it should be a bit more of a science than this.

This photo of a television screen was taken on channel KABC-TV in Los Angeles. A reporter was explaining to viewers the importance of evacuating their homes. Unfortunately, the deaf and hearing impaired locked their doors and closed their curtains due the horrific crime they thought was taking place outside.

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