takes a step forward towards accessibility with the deployment of automatic captions on stories. Social Media Consultant Matt Navarra functionality in action.
There is a new sticker called CC Captions that you can add to your story. When you do, the app transcribes the audio. You will be able to change the font of your captions. However, Instagram didn’t accurately transcribe Navarra’s story, mistaking “finally” for “finding.”
This decision is a big boost for accessibility, especially for hearing-impaired users. It could also be useful for those who speak different languages. There are third-party services that Instagram users can take advantage of to add captions, but a built-in automatic captioning tool could translate the text. Engadget reached out to Instagram for more details on the feature, including deployment plans.
Several other platforms already support automatic captions, such as . Similar features are also in progress and .