Facebook just got a little more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing users, Mashable.com reports.
Closed captioning capabilities are being added to its Live product, USA Today reported last week. Viewers will be able to see automatically generated captions on broadcasts that show up in their news feeds. To see the captions, viewers will need to activate the setting.
Closed captioning is mandatory on television, but not on the Internet. It was developed in the 1970s to make television accessible to deaf and hard of hearing viewers but is also widely used by people who have no hearing difficulties.
Facebook does not know how many of its videos have closed captions, because the publishers of the videos have to opt in to activate the setting.
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