TikTok Announces Changes To Make The Platform More Accessible

Today, TikTok has launched auto captions to help the platform’s deaf and hard of hearing users better use and enjoy the platform.

This new feature, first launched in the U.S. and is now available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and UK, allowing creators to enable auto-generated subtitles based on the audio from their videos as well as edit captions. TikTok builds its platform with inclusivity in mind to support its diverse creator and viewer community.

Current accessibility work on the platform include:

  • An animated thumbnail that replaces animated thumbnails with static images.
  • creator warning that notifies creators when they produce videos with effects that could trigger photosensitive epilepsy.
  • photosensitivity feature allows users to skip photosensitive content, which can be harmful for people with epilepsy.
  • text-to-speech feature which converts text to voice.

You can read the full announcement here

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