Saturday, March 13, 2010

Google Moving Forward on YouTube Accessibility

Google recently announced that their pilot auto-captioning project will be expanded to include all English language videos on YouTube. Not only is this a huge step in increasing the accessibility of YouTube content, auto-captions are also useful in searching for video content. Although speech-to-text technology is not perfect, the owner of the video has the option to download the auto-generated captions and improve them. The service will expand to include more languages in the future. More information on the announcement. More information on YouTube captioning.

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