YouTube Supports Captioning!

I learned about this today, through the Google Nonprofit Newsletter:

“If you’re a non-profit organization with global membership, or you have members who are hearing-impaired, YouTube is making it easier for you to communicate. A few weeks ago, YouTube launched a new captioning feature which allows people who would not otherwise understand the audio track in a video to follow along. You can add captions to one of your videos by uploading a closed caption file using the “Captions and Subtitles” menu on the editing page. To add several captions to a video, simply upload multiple files. If you want to include foreign subtitles in multiple languages, upload a separate file for each language. There are over 120 languages to choose from and you can add any title you want for each caption.

To find out more about the new captions feature and view examples of them in use, read the full blog post here.”

Very exciting news for hearing-impaired folks! I am very glad to read this.