After launching the Live Caption feature on the Android platform’s Pixel Phones, Google is now bringing it to the Chome browser of Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. This means that if the user enables the Live Subtitles switch in accessibility settings, Chrome will automatically detect the voice in the media content being played and generate captions for all media played in the browser.
In terms of accessibility, Google Chrome, which targets screen reader users, already allows graphics without Alt text to be generated, and Chrome can also link accessibility to Windows 10 Captions, allowing users to customize how closed captions are displayed in the browser.
How to enable live captioning in Chrome:
1. Launch the latest Chrome browser Canary 84.0.4136.2 or later
2. Visit the chrome/flags page.
3. Search live keywords for the highlighted “Enables the live captions feature what generates for media play in Chrome.” Flag selection enabled.
4. Restart your browser
Note: Google provides this description on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS. “Enable live captions to generate captions for media played in Chrome. “
5. Click on the menu and set up sgt; advanced
6. Select Accessibility or visit the chrome/settings/Accessibility page and enable Live Caption.
Chrome’s LIve Caption feature can be useful for people with hearing impairments or other non-native speakers.