Technology companies like YouTube have been working for years to make video content available to everyone. But one segment of the population has been left sorely behind: the Deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Even today automatic captioning from YouTube leaves much to be desired. You’re often left with captions that range from inaccurate to laughably bad, as you can see in the example to the right. For a comparison between YouTube and CCTube’s captions, please check out these before and after links: YouTube original captions » / CCTubes human captions »
Even the best voice-to-text technology can only begin to interpret human speech at a very basic level. Automatic speech transcription may improve over time, but just having accurate transcription of the spoken word is only a small part of what captioning should do.
What sets CCTubes apart is our deep understanding of and direct involvement with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We understand that by going the next step and providing contextual information, like identifying who’s speaking, recognizing music and other off-screen sounds, we can create a more immersive environment, allowing watchers to have a fuller and more engaging experience.
Most content creators and technology companies only see the first step. We understand the importance of capturing all of the information — and we want to help you experience better, immersive captions.