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YouTube Offers Subtitles For Non-English-Speakers And Hard-Of-Hearing

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YouTube has switched on a new feature that lets content owners offer text subtitles along with their videos. The Captions feature lets producers add subtitles, synchronised with video, in over 120 languages and is aimed at broadening the reach of videos to viewers who don’t speak English or who are hearing-impaired. As if BBC Worldwide’s Top Gear could get any wider distribution right now, it is the show used as a demo for the new feature. See Richard Hammond speak French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish by clicking “CC” in the bottom-right corner.