Chrome now instantly captions audio and video on the web

The live subtitles feature has now been extended to the Chrome browser. What a great accessibility tool and really useful to anyone with hearing loss or who prefer not to wear headphones. With Accessibility by Design now featuring prominently with many software manufacturers these features are becoming so much more widespread. Thanks to Phil Vincent sharing from his Twitter site and thanks Google.

“Google is expanding its real-time caption feature, Live Captions, from Pixel phones to anyone using a Chrome browser, as first spotted by XDA Developers. Live Captions uses machine learning to spontaneously create captions for videos or audio where none existed before, and making the web that much more accessible for anyone who’s deaf or hard of hearing.” The Verge

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