Real Time Closed Captioning with Google Slides

The push to make content accessible is ever present and important. But, increasing accessibility can be tedious. Google’s accessibility team operates at this nexus. They are actively attempting to make creating accessible content easy for anyone.

Last week, the accessibility team released a new Google Slides feature that is game changing! With minimal effort, presenters can add real time closed captions. It’s magic: as you speak, your words appear on screen.

 

Adding captions can be helpful for anyone regardless of ability. Watching videos complete with closed captioning has been linked to an increase in fluency, decoding, and comprehension.

How can you make magic even more magical? With Screencastify of course! This gives you the best of both worlds. People who view the presentation in real time benefit from the addition of closed captioning. Others are able to view the presentation later with the same closed captions and the ability to play and pause at will.

So, get started with Google Slides and Screencastify! Create magic in your classroom as Google and Screencastify create magic in the background.

If you’re looking for other ways to add captions with ease, take a look at our previous blog post. If you’re looking for more screencastin’ tips, check out our Twitter.