Google Slides is adding live captions to its presentations, just like PowerPoint

As part of Accessibility Awareness Month, Google is adding a new captioning feature to its G Suite presentation app Slides. The feature uses a computer’s built-in microphone to automatically transcribe the speaker’s words and display them in real time as subtitles on the slide being presented. The feature is intended primarily to help deaf and hard of hearing audience members, but should also improve the experience for anyone that understands written English better than spoken.

Powerpoint has offered similar, but more robust functionality for more than a year now. Microsoft’s service makes use of its Translator live feature to translate the spoken presentation into as many as 60 different languages and transmit them directly to…

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