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nikt
New member
Status: New idea

Google Chrome and Safari browser have live captioning feature to enable deaf and hard of hearing people like myself to follow the dialogues on the video. Live Captioning will caption the video automatically if the audio of any voice is detected just like dragon speaking software. Firefox should include that feature to increase availability of the accessibility features packed in the browser.

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Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

kpcarlos
New member

Yes!!! I need captions and i don't want to have to use chrome to get them

kokobrazil
New member

firefox please have live caption .many of my colleagues and friends are leaving firefox to go to chrome for a simple reason there is no live caption on firefox.  live caption is used by many able people yes I meant able people to silence the noise of talking during meetings ie to stop the sound of course the hard-of-hearing community needs live caption so please fire fos  install live captions as soon as possible the current extensions made by some people do not work  please remember if many people leave firefox then firefox becomes obsolete like Alta vista

thank you

sp00nman90
New member

Yes, I and probably a million other deaf and hard of hearing people will never ever be able to switch from Chrome to Firefox without the live captioning feature. 

It is a show-stopper.

luweihua_zz
New member

Develop new plugins for real-time subtitles/online subtitles (like Google's)

开发新的插件,实现实时字幕/在线字幕(像谷歌那种)。

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asafko
Employee
Employee

Hi!

Thank you so much for your feedback. We know it is a gap in the experience, and would like to fix it sooner rather than later for all media that has audio component to it.

I understand that watching video with captions is likely a much less common use case, but a combination of auto-generated captions on YouTube and other video websites + Picture-in-Picture (that now supports displaying subtitles/closed captions) might be helpful in the interim if you are not using it yet. Screen Shot 2022-10-24 at 4.06.14 PM.png

JoshB2084
Strollin' around

Since this new year, 2023. I'm deaf and deaf people who are patient for update about the Live Captioning. When we expect to hear from you, Firefox developers?

Rohn123
New member

Closed captioning for hearing impaired

Hi:  Many are deaf and hard of hearing.  Closed captions are not on all items and would be if generated within Firefox!  I always use Firefox except now Google has that feature and some of my news channels do not so must use an external to generate!

Kindest regards:

Rohn123

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

Pocok
New member

Dear Firefox devs, any update regarding this feature?