TikTok Adds Auto Captions to Make Videos Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

TikTok Adds Auto Captions to Make Videos Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

TikTok has announced the launch of a new feature designed to make its app accessible to people who are hard of hearing or deaf, Tech Crunch reports.

Today the company is debuting auto captions. When enabled, the feature will automatically transcribe the speech from a video so viewers can read what’s being said. Initially, auto captions will support American English and Japanese, and other languages will be added in the months ahead, TikTok says.

To use auto captions, the creator will select the option on the editing page after they’ve either uploaded or recorded a video. They can then edit the text that’s generated to correct any mistakes before the video is published.

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