Google Chrome is Finally Becoming Deaf-Friendly
With Google Chrome’s new accessibility feature, the hearing impaired can finally take advantage of Google Chrome’s full range of services. The new feature allows live captions to be displayed over anything one would normally hear when using Google Chrome.
As there are literally limitless information on the internet, most abled people have been able to access said information with little difficulties. As for the hearing impaired, it may not be so, prior to the new feature, as they could not really experience audio and video platforms fully.
In order to turn on the Live- Caption feature, simply head to the settings in Chrome, then open up the Advanced settings option, and it should be there. However, if you don’t see it, chances are your browser is out of date so you should try manually updating it.
Once the feature is enabled, users will be able to enjoy YouTube or other podcasts such as ‘Revisionist History‘ and ‘Stuff You Should Know‘ with Live Captions which will even appear with your audio muted or your speakers turned down.
Its not all sunshine and rainbows unfortunately, as the Live Captions are not completely accurate but don’t worry, they aren’t as bad as the live-generated captions you get from YouTube. As it stands, the new feature only works for English speaking content and there hasn’t been any news on whether or not Google will be working on other languages as of now but chances are they will.