Youtube turns on auto-captioning for all videos

Youtube has now turned on auto-captioning for all videos. This means that Google’s voice recognition software will automatically supply captions for every video uploaded to Youtube.

Of course voice recognition software often makes mistakes, especially when dealing with poor audio and when it is processing audio quickly.

If you have uploaded any videos to Youtube, you can easily correct the mistakes in the captions. This will enable many more web users to get maximum enjoyment from your video.

For more details, please see the following article at ReadWriteWeb.


Increase in online captioning

Television content is required by law to feature on-screen captions. Internet-based video, however, does not have the same requirements, so a very large amount of videos on the internet are not captioned.

With the increase in viewership of web-based video, this has begun to change.

Please see the following article from Wisconsin’s Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH) for details:

CDHH Promotes Increased Online Captioning