(PRWEB UK) 22 February 2013
Video sharing website YouTube will be available to more hearing impaired people throughout the world, as it expands the languages of its automatic captions to ten.
The website already offered automatic captions in English, Japanese, Korean and Spanish and is now adding a further six European languages.
Captioning will now also be available in German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian and Dutch.
Automatic captioning provides text or other interpretive and additional information for the hearing impaired. Users can click the CC button in the lower-right hand corner of eligible videos to access captions to improve their understanding of what is going on in the video and what is being said.
Content uploaders are able to control the quality of the captions with improved editing tools and upload their own script.
A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:
“The addition of more languages for YouTube video captions is great news for hearing impaired people throughout the world. Improving the access to such a huge global website for people with hearing loss proves that they are aware of the need for better access for people with hearing problems.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offers a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.