Twitter posting audio tweets over a year ago Now it has taken a lot of heat For lack of accessibility features. Now, the automatically generated captions that appear when you click on the ‘CC’ button are finally thrown out. The new feature is only available on iOS, as voice tweets have not yet arrived on Android.
Captions are available in English, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian. Twitter said they will only appear in new audio tweets, as they must be generated when the tweet is created the edge.
When the audio tweets were first tested last June, critics immediately pointed out that they should have had comments from the start as required in the United States by federal law. Twitter then admitted that it did not have a dedicated access team and relied on staff to donate additional time for these features. Since then, the company has launched teams dedicated to accessibility. The company originally promised to add automatic captions by early 2021, but that date has clearly slipped a bit.
Twitter promised to improve and expand the service across its products. “While it’s still early days and we know it won’t be perfect at first, it’s one of the many steps we’re taking to expand and enhance accessibility across our service, and we look forward to continuing our journey to create a truly comprehensive service,” said Gurpreet Kaur, Twitter’s head of global reach.
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