Normally you bring up the English version, and on the top right, under the language drop-down, you choose ASL. Nothing was listed on the page, just "Sorry, General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is currently not in session." I even tried the link on the home page to lds.org that said to stream the Women's Conference, but I was left with a black YouTube player. I refreshed again and again, different browsers, anything I could think of until about 45 minutes before the broadcast begun. Our satellite feed was showing MoTab, and the countdown was on.
With the supposed stream on lds.org using an embedded YouTube player, I tried going straight to the YouTube site. The site loaded, but the player was blank just like on lds.org. I called the GSC, but they had no quick answers and were still digging when I told them to just call me when they find an answer, knowing it would be too late anyways. I did find a document that stated ASL would be available on lds.org (https://www.lds.org/help/support/bc/cle ... f?lang=eng).
Now before anyone suggests that we could have just turned on the Close Captioning, let me stop you right there. In general, English is not the primary language of Deaf, and forcing them to read it to get anything from a meeting/conference is just cruel. Would you like to have the sound off and just read words of conference? Deaf deserve to have meetings and broadcasts in their own languages. And the Church normally provides interpreters during the Sat/Sun General Conference Sessions.
Anyways, I have several complaints/questions:
- Why is the church broadcasting using a YouTube live stream, but blocking the actual stream content on chapel internet services?
- I am at home now and I still cannot watch any language other than English, what gives?
- What else could have I had tried?