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Android Q: This is how live subtitling works

In addition to a darkmodus and improved gebarenbediening, the new version of Android later this year, also a new accessibility option for the hearing impaired. Live Caption provides all the videos and audio recordings of the subtitles. Android Q is probably in August introduced.

“A lot of people watching videos with the subtitles on, so that they can remain as they are on the road or anywhere where the press is,” writes Google in a blog post. “But for the 466 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the world, subtitles are more than useful; they make content accessible.”

Currently, makers of podcasts, YouTube videos and other audio-visual media, their work often still manually subtitles. Because some creators, there is no time or money for, their work is poorly accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Android Q contains an offline machine-learning program that recordings automatically subtitle provides for example, if you are watching a video. At least, on certain smartphones. Google wanted during the I/O conference not disclose to any smartphones. But the company released to the website VentureBeat to know going to be the function further in the coming years to roll out.

Provisionally, the function will only on English-language media works, says Google. In the future, the company plans to add other languages to support, and may eventually also be a vertaalmogelijkheid add.

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Accessibility options

Live Caption is set via the accessibility features on your smartphone. Then you can function on by pressing the volume button of your phone. You will get the Live Caption icon to see, in addition to the usual volume bar.

You press the button, then you get a black bar on your screen. That is to drag it to every possible spot on the screen and contains the livevertaling of what is said.

Because the program offline running, you have no internet connection necessary to use the function. It also doesn’t matter if you sound whether or not to have: the algorithm makes use of the audio data that it receives, not the actual sound.

The audio is live translated and is not saved. The system enables the subtitles again each time if you the same YouTube or Instagram video viewing.

It is intended that the Live Caption can be used for all forms of audiovisual media, including Skype calls and other videochatapps. The function must be even ready for the games.

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