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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FamilyTreeWebinars add Closed Captioning to Webinars Closed Captioning

In what well may be the first time the larger genealogical community has provided closed captioning, in conjunction with, who acquired the company last year, have developed and provided closed captioning for 207 past webinars. Quoting from the Press Release dated December 6, 2018:
Legacy Family Tree Webinars, the leading genealogy and DNA webinar platform, announced today the addition of closed captioning to its service. Implemented as a full human-curated transcription via synced subtitles, closed captioning is now available as an option for all live and members-only webinar recordings released since May 1, 2018. In addition, the most popular 50 webinars on the platform and all MyHeritage-specific webinars have been captioned. Legacy will add captioning to all new webinars going forward.
In explaining MyHeritage's involvement, Gilad Japhet is quoted as saying:
“When we acquired Legacy last year, we promised to invest resources to improve the webinar platform and increase its reach, while maintaining its high quality and unique character”, said Gilad Japhet, founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “The addition of closed captioning makes good on this promise and, with translated captioning coming up soon, will help make the webinars accessible to millions of people in Europe and other countries, true to MyHeritage’s goal of making genealogy and DNA testing available to huge consumer audiences worldwide”. 
Access to the closed captioning is available on the Legacy website.

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