In case you haven’t see this exciting news over the past few days!
Legacy Family Tree Webinars has announced the addition of closed captioning to its services. This includes my November 2018 webinar, Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking.
From their press release: “Implemented as a full human-curated transcription via synced subtitles, closed captioning is now available as an option for all live and members-only webinar recordings released since May 1,2018. In addition, the most popular 50 webinars on the platform and all MyHeritage-specific webinars have been captioned. Legacy will add captioning to all new webinars going forward.
We are committed to providing the best genealogy and DNA education for all,including people who are hard of hearing,” said Geoff Rasmussen, founder and host of Legacy Family Tree Webinars. “Captioning is an excellent way to make online education more accessible, and is also a benefit to non-native English speakers who struggle with spoken English but have an easier time with written English.
Legacy has exciting plans for 2019, which include the hosting of webinars in non-English languages as well as the translation of English captions to select foreign languages.
When we acquired Legacy last year, we promised to invest resources to improve the webinar platform and increase its reach, while maintaining its high quality and unique character”, said Gilad Japhet, founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “The addition of closed captioning makes good on this promise and, with translated captioning coming up soon, will help make the webinars accessible to millions of people in Europe and other countries, true to MyHeritage’s goal of making genealogy and DNA testing available to huge consumer audiences worldwide”.
To access closed captioning, click on the blue CC icon in the lower right-hand side of the video you choose to view. 207 webinars are already captioned! Those from the MyHeritage live 2018 conference in Norway are already captioned.
To access the closed captioning requires a subscription to the webinars. The low cost of $49.95 for one year of unlimited access to all the 800+ webinars.
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