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Captions in Google Docs Videos 
7th-Jul-2011 01:54 pm
requiem for a dream eye
Here's something I've been working on recently at work: captions for videos in Google Docs. In addition to helping deaf and hard of hearing viewers understand your video, automatic translation lets anyone grok your video in their native language. Plus, having captions or a transcript associated with your video makes search easier.

Edit: oh yeah, if you know anyone who's fluent in ASL and interested in helping improve Google+'s Hangout feature, check out this post.
Comments 
7th-Jul-2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Cool! I know people who will appreciate this very much.
10th-Jul-2011 01:53 pm (UTC) - faceblind
As you do this, think about the 2 percent of the population who are face-blind. Make sure that captions ALSO tag who is talking:

Joe: Hello, how are you?
Jane: Not so hot...
11th-Jul-2011 05:19 am (UTC) - Re: faceblind
The caption format supports speaker identification, though it's up to the captioner to use it.
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