Twitter launches voice tweets A year ago Now and have taken A lot of calories Because of the lack of accessibility. Now, when you click the “CC” button, it finally launches automatically generated subtitles. This new feature is only available on iOS, as voice tweets have not yet been published on Android.
Subtitles are available in English, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean and Italian. Twitter stated that they will only appear in new voice tweets because they need to be generated when the tweet is created edge.
We have accepted your feedback and we are doing this work. To improve accessibility, subtitles for voice tweets were launched today.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2021
When the voice tweets were tested for the first time in June last year, critics immediately pointed out that they should have subtitles from the beginning as required by US federal law. Twitter subsequently admitted that it does not have a dedicated accessibility team and relies on employees to contribute extra time for these functions. However, since then, the company has established a team dedicated to accessibility. The company initially promised to add automatic subtitles in early 2021, but this date is obviously delayed.
Twitter is committed to improving and expanding the services in its products. “Although it is still too early, we know that it will not be perfect at the beginning, but this is one of the many steps we have taken to expand and enhance the accessibility of the entire service, and we look forward to continuing our journey to create true inclusion Sexual services,” said Gurpreet Kaur, Twitter’s head of global accessibility.
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