Thanks to a progressive move announced by Facebook last week, video content has now been made available to over 360 million people worldwide.
That’s because the social media giant has just made it so that Facebook Live videos can now feature closed captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing, 30 million of which live in America alone.
Facebook officials have even found that a large majority of viewers who aren’t hard of hearing simply enjoy closed captioning for other reasons.
“Making Facebook accessible to everyone is a key part of building global community. Today we’re allowing publishers to include closed captions in Facebook Live, helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience live videos,” wrote Facebook representatives last week. “Today’s milestone represents the next step in our efforts to make content on Facebook accessible to more people.”
For more information on how to incorporate captioning, check out the Facebook instruction page.
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