Twitter is taking another step towards making it more accessible. Tuesday is the company began to elude automatic video subtitles. The feature is available on Android, iOS and its web client. On your mobile device, you’ll see subtitles appear automatically when you start watching a video with the sound turned off. You can configure them to stay on even after you increase the volume on your device through the accessibility settings on your phone.
It should be noted that only videos uploaded from today will include automatically generated subtitles. As points out The Verge, there is also currently no way to report incorrect subtitles. However, a Twitter spokesman told the publication that he was “always looking for ways to improve our accessibility features”.
Introducing automatic video descriptions is a step forward for Twitter. As early as last year, accessibility advocates criticized the company for introducing a feature like audio tweets without supporting them with accessibility tools. After the incident, the company .
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