Harvard, MIT sued over lack of closed captioning online
Advocates for the deaf sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, saying the universities failed to provide closed captioning for online courses, podcasts and other educational programs.
Video captions improve comprehension, professor finds
A simple change—switching on captions—can make a big difference when students watch educational videos, an SF State professor has discovered.
YouTube extends automatic video captioning
YouTube, in a significant development for millions of deaf Internet users, extended automatic caption capability Thursday to all English-language videos on the video-sharing website.
Netflix pledges to caption all content by 2014
(AP)—Netflix will offer closed captions on all TV and movie content by 2014 as part of a settlement with a deaf Massachusetts viewer who sued the company.
Google adds automatic captions to YouTube
Google, in a significant development for the deaf, announced on Thursday it was adding automatic caption capability to videos on YouTube.
The photo tag is back on Facebook
Tagging photos is hardly new on Facebook. In 2012, Facebook temporarily suspended the feature to make what it called technical improvements. This may or may not have had something to do with the outcry from privacy advocates ...