Google adding text-captioning service to some YouTube videos

11/19/2009 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Google unveiled plans Thursday to employ technology that will provide text captions to many videos on YouTube, improving access for people who are deaf or have hearing impairments. The service will provide the captions in English but will allow for an automatic service to translate the captions into 51 other languages. Google will initially use the automatic captioning with YouTube channels that provide educational content.

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