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Zoom announces automatic captions update

Video callVideo calling platform Zoom has announced that it will be introducing automatic closed captions for all its users in the autumn of this year. The platform used by millions of people worldwide announced the changes in a recent blog post on its website. The changes of adding ‘Live Transcription’ are part of its commitment to […]

Views sought on communication experiences during COVID-19

Update: This survey has now closed. The University of Essex (UoE) is working in collaboration with University College London (UCL) to explore the communication experiences of deaf people, and those who have hearing loss, during the Coronavirus pandemic. The key areas they are researching include: Do face masks / coverings make communication difficult? Have you […]

Freeview’s accessible TV guide to make things simpler for viewers

A remote control in someone's handFreeview is rolling out its award-winning Accessible TV Guide which will make it simpler for viewers with accessibility needs to discover and find content more easily. Developed with insight from viewers, advocacy groups, and accessibility research agencies,  the Accessible TV Guide won Gold at this year’s Connected TV Awards. It is the first dedicated accessibility […]

Captioning Awareness Week: 11th-17th November

Captioning Awareness Week: 11th-17th NovemberThis week, marks Captioning Awareness Week (11th-17th November) run by the arts charity Stagetext. Captioning Awareness Week is an opportunity to celebrate arts access for d/Deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing audiences. A series of events are taking place across the country at theatres, museums, and galleries to show what’s on offer, how access is […]

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