Yahoo! Inc, based in Sunnyvale, Calif, has announced that it is advancing its digital accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing people by captioning thousands of videos monthly, which can be viewed on the company’s Screen website and through the Yahoo Screen mobile app for iOS and Android.
Yahoo reports that it now offers captions on an expanded range of videos from a variety of partners, including The New York Times, the Associated Press on Yahoo News, Reuters, CNBC, and many others. Yahoo also provides captioned movie trailers, the company says, a service long-desired by deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers.
The company reports that it continues to provide captioned versions of every Saturday Night Live episode in the show’s 40-year history. The company also delivers captions for its own original series and programs, including Community, Sin City Saints, Other Space, Yahoo News with Katie Couric, many Yahoo Finance videos, tech reports from Yahoo Tech Editor-in-Chief David Pogue, TV in No Time, and Trending Now, among others.
According to the announcement from Yahoo, users can watch these shows by using the Yahoo Screen app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, TiVo, Xbox 360 and the Yahoo Screen web site. Captions can be accessed by clicking the CC symbol in the video player control bar or turning captions on in the mobile device’s settings menu. More information about Yahoo’s captioning can be found on the Yahoo blog.
Source: Yahoo! Inc; Yahoo Finance