Google Chrome adds real-time captions for web content
Yesterday, Google rolled out a new feature called Live Caption for its Chrome Browser. The new feature automatically generates real-time captions for media for both audio and videos. Google Chrome adds real-time captions that helps people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The new feature also helps those who want to access something in a written form or keep the volume down. It also helps users who want to consume content without any sound.
As per the reports of the World Health Organization, around 466 million people in the world have hearing problem. Google initially launched its Live Caption on Android back in 2019 that allows people to access captions across mobile platforms. Finally, it works on Chrome across all social media sites, video players, podcasts, radio, and also web content. The feature of the live caption is currently available in English and is available worldwide on the latest version of Chrome.
Captions of videos or audios show up on your screen as the content plays. You’ll also be able to use the Live Caption offline without the internet, meaning you can caption audio and video files on your hard drive when you play them in Chrome.
To enable Live Captions on Chrome from your desktop then follow the below steps.
Go to the Chrome Settings >head to the Advanced section> and then go to the Accessibility section> and hit the toggle for Live Caption(s).
Live Caption’s release on Chrome is the latest effort by Google to improve its accessibility. Last year, for instance, Google released a Sound Notifications feature for Android that alerts people with hearing loss. Like Google Chrome, Android also updated its TalkBack screen reader with new voice commands, language options and other upgrades. That TalkBack designs to help people who are blind or have low vision.