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Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels

Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The addition will not only make it easier for users who are hard of hearing or deaf to engage with video content, it also offers a way for users to watch videos when they’re somewhere they don’t want to have their sound on — and either don’t want to wear or don’t have access to headphones or earbuds. To use the feature, creators w...
Tags: Social, Videos, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Media, Instagram, Tech, Mit, Accessibility, Creators, Stories, Deaf, Captions, Reels


TikTok adds auto captions to make videos accessible to hard of hearing and deaf

TikTok this morning announced the launch of a new feature designed to make its app accessible to people who are hard of hearing or deaf. The company is today debuting auto captions — a feature that, when enabled, will automatically transcribe the speech from a video so viewers can read what’s being said in the video as an alternative to listening. Initially, auto captions will support American English and Japanese, with additional languages coming in the months ahead, TikTok says. To use auto ca...
Tags: Social, Apps, Instagram, Siri, Tech, Accessibility, Deaf, Text-to-speech, YouTube Facebook, Captions, Transcription, Mobile Applications, Subtitles, Tiktok


Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details

Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the future. Alt text is a field in an image’s metadata that describes its contents: “A person standing in a field with a horse,” or “a dog on a boat.” This lets the image be understood by people who can’t see it. These descriptions are often added manually...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Wtf, Instagram, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Ava, Captions, Alt Text


Ava expands its AI captioning to desktop and web apps, and raises $4.5M to scale

The worldwide shift to virtual workplaces has been a blessing and a curse to people with hearing impairments. Having office chatter occur in text rather than speech is more accessible, but virtual meetings are no easier to follow than in-person ones — which is why real-time captioning startup Ava has seen a huge increase in users. Riding the wave, the company just announced two new products and a $4.5 million seed round. Ava previously made its name in the deaf community as a useful live tran...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Skype, Ava, Initialized Capital, Duchemin, Captions, Transcription, Captioning


Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls?

One good thing came out of COVID-19. It forced me to try video calls again. The reason I don’t love video calls is that I miss too much. While I’m a strong lipreader, video calls have a few challenges. Why I Shied Away from Video Calls Often, the video jerks or jumps. It’s like ________ ... Read more Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls? The post Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls? appeared first on Meryl Evans.
Tags: Reviews, Business, Sales, Tech, Inclusion, Captions, Captioning, Automatic Captioning


10 Rules You Need to Create Great Captioned Videos

We have a new problem with videos. It’s sort of a good problem to have. With more do-it-yourself captioning software hitting the market, more people are captioning their videos. However, the options they select for their captions aren’t good quality and hurt the user experience. When you watch captions for decades, you learn what works ... Read more 10 Rules You Need to Create Great Captioned Videos The post 10 Rules You Need to Create Great Captioned Videos appeared first on Meryl Evans. ...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inclusion, Captions, Meryl Evans, Captioning, Closed-captioning, Closed-captions


Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls?

One good thing came out of COVID-19. It forced me to try video calls again. The reason I don’t love video calls is that I miss too much. While I’m a strong lipreader, video calls have a few challenges. Why I Shied Away from Video Calls Often, the video jerks or jumps. It’s like ________ ... Read more Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls? The post Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls? appeared first on Meryl Evans.
Tags: Reviews, Business, Sales, Tech, Inclusion, Captions, Captioning, Automatic Captioning


10 Rules You Need to Create Great Captioned Videos

We have a new problem with videos. It’s sort of a good problem to have. With more do-it-yourself captioning software hitting the market, more people are captioning their videos. However, the options they select for their captions aren’t good quality and hurt the user experience. When you watch captions for decades, you learn what works ... Read more 10 Rules You Need to Create Great Captioned Videos The post 10 Rules You Need to Create Great Captioned Videos appeared first on Meryl Evans. ...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inclusion, Captions, Captioning, Closed-captioning, Closed-captions


The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

Born profoundly deaf, I’ve depended on captioned videos since getting my first big clunky decoder in 1983. It was a box about the size of the older VHS and DVD players. Back then, captioned shows and movies were hard to find. Few things excited me more than seeing the caption symbol on the cover of ... Read more The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos The post The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos appeared first on Meryl Evans. [Author: Meryl Evans]
Tags: Videos, Video, Sales, Tech, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inclusion, Captions, Meryl Evans, Closed-captions, Open-captions


Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning system first introduced at its I/O developer conference this May, is now officially available, alongside the launch of the new Pixel 4. But unlike some of the other technologies highlighted at the company’s Pixel hardware event yesterday, Live Caption won’t be limited to Google’s new smartphone alone. After the initial debut on Pixel 4, the automatic captioning technology will roll out to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL before the year-en...
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, Mobile, Media, Accessibility, Pixel, Captions, Pixel 4, Speech Processing


The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

Born profoundly deaf, I’ve depended on captions since getting my first big clunky decoder in 1983. It was a box about the size of the older VHS and DVD players. Back then, captioned programs and movies were hard to find. Few things excited me more than seeing the caption symbol on the cover of a […] The post The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos appeared first on Meryl Evans.
Tags: Videos, Video, Sales, Tech, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inclusion, Captions, Closed-captions, Open-captions


What You Need to Know About Types of Video Captions

Way back in 1983, I got my first caption decoder. It was a box about the size of two stacked DVD players. (As shown in header photo from Smithsonian.) Whenever I recorded TV shows, the captions burned into the video. That means I could take the tape and watch the show on any player and […]
Tags: Videos, Business, Video, Uncategorized, Sales, Social Media, Tech, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inclusion, Captions, Closed-captioning, Closed-captions


YouTube update live streaming for a funner, fuller experience

Live-streaming on YouTube is getting massive and they’ve just made some updates to make the experience even better for everyone. It’s been 3 years since YouTube launched live-streaming and it’s getting more popular by the year, doubling in views within 1 year of launch – and that was 1-and-a-half years ago. Millions of people are now logging in to stream live video, and YouTube have just updated the experience with some cool new features. Live chat saves conversations YouTube have introduced ...
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Update, Live, Creators, Streaming, Stream, Location, Chat, Deaf, Tagging, Streamers, Hard Of Hearing, Captions, Geotagging


Movie Theater Refuses to Turn On Captions for Deaf, Hearing Impaired Patrons

Moviegoers report that a Showcase Cinemas in Warwick, Rhode Island refused to turn on the captions for a screening of Beauty and the Beast so that deaf and hard of hearing patrons could follow the film.Read more...
Tags: News, Disability, Beauty and the Beast, Rhode Island, Hard Of Hearing, Warwick, Disability Rights, National Amusements, Captions, Closed Captioning, Deafness, Warwick Rhode Island, Hearing Impairment, Showcase Cinemas, Tom Riker, Closed Captions


YouTube hits another ‘1 billion’ milestone, this one for auto-captioned videos

YouTube revealed this week that it now has more than a billion captioned videos on its site. Primarily for those with hearing impairments, the feature launched in 2006 with the company automating it three years later. The post YouTube hits another ‘1 billion’ milestone, this one for auto-captioned videos appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Video, Youtube, Video Streaming, Trends, Web, Streaming Video, Captions


YouTube just hit another ‘one billion’ milestone, this one for auto-captioned videos

YouTube revealed this week that it now has more than a billion captioned videos on its site. Primarily for those with hearing impairments, the feature launched in 2006 with the company automating it three years later. The post YouTube just hit another ‘one billion’ milestone, this one for auto-captioned videos appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Video, Youtube, Video Streaming, Trends, Web, Streaming Video, Captions


YouTube says it now has automatically captioned 1B videos

 When Google rolled out its automatic captioning service for YouTube back in 2009, the results were far from great. Since then, Google’s speech recognition technology has made massive strides, though, and while the service still makes its fair share of mistakes, it’s now quite good at making videos accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired. As the YouTube team announced… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Youtube, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Captions, Captioning


YouTube says it now has automatically captioned 1 billion videos

 When Google rolled out its automatic captioning service for YouTube back in 2009, the results were far from great. Since then, Google’s speech recognition technology has made massive strides, though, and while the service still makes its fair share of mistakes, it’s now quite good at making videos accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired. As the YouTube team announced… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Youtube, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Captions, Captioning


Vine Out, Vine Camera In Jan. 17

Twitter announced in October that it was scrapping stand-alone video application Vine, and it said last month that it would be replaced by pared-down app Vine Camera. Now we know when. The social network announced via a tweet on the Vine account that Vine would transition into Vine Camera Jan. 17. Update – the Vine app will become the Vine Camera on Jan 17. Please download your Vines before then! More here: https://t.co/zrE1oDTx48 — Vine (@vine) January 4, 2017 Vine Camera will still enable ...
Tags: Videos, Apps, Twitter, Email, Followers, Likes, Seo, Vine, Gifs, TechCrunch, Giphy, Comments, Jon Russell, Captions, Vine Camera


Facebook Extends Auto-Captioning to Videos From Pages

Facebook  last February, and the social network quietly began extending the feature to videos from pages in October. Josh Constine of TechCrunch shared the screenshots below, and Facebook confirmed to Constine that the feature’s rollout began to U.S. English pages in October. According to Constine, the feature is powered by voice-recognition software, and page administrators with access to it will see a Generate button in the video editor or above the video, enabling them to add auto-capt...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Advertising, Marketing, Seo, Video Ads, Pages, Voice Recognition, TechCrunch, Josh Constine, Captions, Page Administrators, Web video, Constine, Generate, Auto-Captioning


YouTube Heroes Will Let Users Earn Rewards By Flagging Videos, More

YouTube introduced its YouTube Heroes program, which will allow “Hero” users to earn rewards by flagging inappropriate videos, adding captions and subtitles to videos and more. To start, YouTube said the YouTube Heroes program is available to “a select group of contributors from across the globe who have histories of high-quality community contributions.” YouTube said it will add additional users to the program over time. Users who are interested in joining the program can express their interest...
Tags: Google, Videos, Youtube, Seo, Rewards, Terms Of Service, Captions, Web video, Moderation, Content Moderation


Instagram Officially Rolling Out Save Draft Feature

The Save Draft feature Instagram began testing last month is officially being rolled out to iOS and Android users. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced the update via tweet, with a link to this Help Center page: Trying to create a post that's just right? With the latest update, you can save as a draft & come back to it later. https://t.co/7lZ0eyNtBC — Instagram (@instagram) September 20, 2016 The Help Center page offered the following instructions for using the ne...
Tags: Ios, Android, Photos, Videos, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Seo, Library, Location, Help Center, Captions, Photo Tagging


Snapchat Makes On-Demand Geofilters More Accessible With Templates, New Features

Creating on-demand geofilters on Snapchat just got a lot easier, and with a host of new features, too. Snapchat rolled out customizable templates for users looking to purchase and create on-demand geofilters, eliminating the need for the use of image-editing software. Text and colors in the geofilters can be customized, and Snapchat also introduced the following new options: New caption options. The ability to highlight caption text for italic, bold and underlined styles The ability to anima...
Tags: Images, Photos, Videos, Text, Seo, Snapchat, Stories, Location, Colors, Templates, Lenses, Captions, Bold, SocialTimes, Geofilters, On-Demand Geofilters


The Impact of Instagram Stories on Influencer Marketing

Early this month, Instagram launched Stories, a “‘new” feature that enables users to create stories–a feed of photos and videos complete with your own doodles, captions and stickers, and displayed for 24 hours only. Sound familiar? That’s because it is. In what can only be seen as a fairly shameless copy, Instagram Stories replicates pretty much everything people love about Snapchat’s feature of the same name. When confronted with claims of copying, management teams are usually vague and evasive...
Tags: Photos, Videos, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Seo, Snapchat, Millennials, Stories, Kevin Systrom, Stickers, Influencer Marketing, Authenticity, TechCrunch, Curation, Filters


Ears Wide Open: Captions

Captions’ music comes from the dog-eared pages of indie-rock, when churning, mid-tempo guitar songs soundtracked the seemingly immense task of making sense of everything, or, for that matter, anything. The L.A. quartet’s shimmering new single “Bearfights” doesn’t go for the hooks, it embraces mood, its metronomic shoegazing evoking nostalgia for when the world wasn’t so … well, world-weary. The song is from the band’s forthcoming album “Iterations,” which the Ventura County-bred foursome — John ...
Tags: Music, Ventura County, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Captions


"Anime film about bullied deaf girl to be shown in theaters with subtitles for hearing-impaired"

From Japan Today, 7/3/16. Manga creator Yoshitoki Oima’s “A Silent Voice,” titled “Koe no Katachi” (literally “The Shape of Voice”) in Japanese, begins with a new student transferring into elementary school student Shoya’s class. His new classmate is a deaf girl named Shoko, and as is sadly, yet often, the case, that difference makes her the target of bullies, with Shoya acting as the ringleader of her tormenters. But bullying just leads to more bullying, and eventually the vicious circle comes...
Tags: Japan, Anthropology, Anime, Deaf, Manga, Hokusai, Captions, Kyoto Animation, Shoko


Instagram is getting instantaneous text translations in its apps

Instagram has announced that users will soon be able to instantaneously translate captions, comments, bios and more within its applications with a tap of a button. The feature is set to be released in July 2016. The post Instagram is getting instantaneous text translations in its apps appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Translation, Android, Mobile, Photography, Instagram, Text, Trends, Social Media, App, Language, Bio, Comments, Captions, Android Army


Instagram Finally Adds iOS Share Extensions

Instagram finally enabled  in version 8.2 of its application for that platform. iOS share extensions debuted along with iOS 8 in September 2014, and Instagram parent Facebook immediately integrated with iOS share extensions, allowing users to share photos and videos from other iOS applications directly to Facebook without opening the flagship app. Now, according to , Instagram users who have upgraded to version 8.2 have the same capabilities. 9to5Mac reported that users will be able to add cap...
Tags: Ios, Ios 8, Photos, Videos, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Seo, Shares, 9to5mac, Photo Filters, Photo Editing, Captions


Facebook Adds Automated Captioning Tool for Video Ads

Facebook announced a host of new features for video ads Wednesday, highlighted by an automated captioning tool. The social network also introduced new metrics for brands deploying video ads, along with the global availability of 100 percent in-view ad buying and verified analytics from Moat, the latter two of which were initially announced last September. The automated captioning tool is aimed at improving the experience for Facebook users who view video ads and other videos with the sound off, ...
Tags: Facebook, Analytics, Canada, News Feed, Measurement, Video Ads, Metrics, Absolut, Facebook for Business, Captions, Advertising/Marketing, Moat, 100 Percent In-View Ad Buying, A&W Canada, Ad Insights, Ads Create Tool


IMSC1 is a W3C Candidate Recommendation: Call for Implementation

Dear Implementors, I am pleased to announce that TTML Text and Image Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1) is a W3C Candidate Recommendation: http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/CR-ttml-imsc1-20141209/ Noting that the document will not exit CR before 16 January 2015 at the earliest, please provide feedback by sending comments to [email protected] with [imsc] at the start of your email's subject. The Timed Text Working Group considers this specification to be stable and sen...
Tags: Thierry Michel, Captions, Timed Text Working Group