[Athen] Is it possible to read subtitles with a screen reader?

Bossley, Peter A. bossley.5 at osu.edu
Tue Jan 7 20:16:33 PST 2020

Screen readers will (sometimes) read captions and subtitles that are played as part of the video player e.g. that have been added by the video's author. However, many subtitles in foreign language videos are burned into the videos themselves. In that case, there is no way to read them using a screen reader.

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Deborah Armstrong
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Subject: [Athen] Is it possible to read subtitles with a screen reader?

The problem: these are YouTube videos in foreign languages with subtitles in English.
The student using a screen reader needs to read the subtitles.

I don't seem to be able to read them with my screen readers and Braille display. But I know I've been able to read YouTube captions before using Braille.



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