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How To Enable Closed Captioning In Google Meet (Video Guide)

 

This video walks you through using Closed Captioning in Google Meet. But first, we want to talk about why Closed Captioning is absolutely necessary in today’s organizations.

Video is increasing

Whether you’re sending out a training video to your team or a promotional video to the outside world, you don’t know always know your audience’s situation. You may have a of audience of those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and you may have others who need to keep the volume off for some reason. Either way, you don’t need to make assumptions or pick and choose when there are tools out there that can help you implement closed captioning automatically. Platforms like YouTube use Google Cloud’s Machine Learning to add text to any video you upload.

Allow everyone to participate

Closed captioning allows everyone to get involved in the conversation. Video conference meetings are happening every day and as easy as it is to add text to your videos, the same is true for Google Meet. Regardless of who else is on the call, you can ensure they have access to your message and have the opportunity to take part in the discussion.

Abide by the law

Finally, you may be out of compliance without it. Many states and federal agencies already adhere to similar rules that provide equal access to digital services for people with sensory, cognitive or physical disabilities. Don’t let your organization get behind!

Without further ado, let's see just how easy it is to enable this tool within Google Meet.

Google Meet comes included in G Suite Essentials, which today is free through Cloudbakers and Google Cloud (until September 2020).

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Originally published on June 30, 2020

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