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Clubhouse Adds Live Captions to Maximize Accessibility

November 18, 2021

While it’s a little behind Twitter Spaces on this front, Clubhouse has announced that closed captions are now available for Clubhouse chats, starting on iOS.

As you can see here, the new live captions option will enable users to follow along in text format, improving accessibility, while also facilitating expanded usage, with people able to tune in in ‘sound off’ situations if they choose. It can also help to clarify context and meaning, with the added benefit of having the written text available to support the audio as it comes through.

Clubhouse captions are only available in English right now, and only on iOS, but an additional 12 languages are reportedly in beta testing.

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