Yahoo Expands Video Captioning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is advancing digital accessibility by captioning thousands of videos every month, which can be viewed on the company’s websites and through the Yahoo Screen mobile app for iOS and Android.
Yahoo now offers captions on videos from a variety of partners, including: The New York Times, the Associated Press on Yahoo News, Reuters, CNBC and many others. Yahoo also provides captioned movie trailers, a service long-desired by deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers.
Yahoo continues to provide captioned versions of every Saturday Night Live episode in the show’s 40-year history. Yahoo also delivers captions for its own original series and programs, including Community, Sin City Saints, Other Space, Yahoo News with Katie Couric, many Yahoo Finance videos, tech reports from Yahoo Tech Editor-in-Chief David Pogue, TV in No Time, Trending Now and many more.
Users can watch these shows anytime, anywhere by using the Yahoo Screen app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, TiVo, Xbox 360 and the Yahoo Screen web site. Captions are easily accessed by clicking the CC symbol in the video player control bar or turning captions on in the mobile device’s settings menu.
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