As a BrazenLive host or presenter, you can leverage Google Slides or Microsoft Powerpoint to add real-time closed captions to your presentation. Participants can also enable Google Chrome's Live Caption feature to turn on live captioning for their BrazenLive video experience and other videos shared in Brazen events.
Learn more about captioning options:
Take the following steps to enable closed captions for your broadcast using Google Slides:
- Open your presentation in Google Slides. You may need to upload your presentation to Google Slides if it is hosted somewhere else.
- Click View and select Present from the drop down menu
- Click the Captions button at the bottom of your screen
Once those steps are complete, captions will appear in real time as you speak.
Take the following steps to enable closed captions for your broadcast using Microsoft Powerpoint:
- Open your presentation in Microsoft Powerpoint. You must be using PowerPoint v16.0.11601.20178 (Windows) or v184.108.40.206 (Mac) to enable closed captioning
- Click Slide Show and check off “Always Use Subtitles”
- Once that box is checked, captions will appear in real time as you speak
Click the Toggle Subtitles icon in the presenter toolbar to turn captions on and off. You’ll also be able to customize the language and display of the captions by using the Subtitle Settings menu.
Sharing Your Screen
Once you have enabled closed captions using either Google Slides or PowerPoint, simply click to share your screen, select the screen with Google Slides or PowerPoint, and the audience will then be able to view the presentation with closed captions.
Participants can take the following steps to turn on Google Chrome Live Captioning:
- Open Google Chrome
- At the top right, select the three stacked dots to open the menu and select Settings
- At the bottom of the settings page, select Advanced
- Under “Accessibility,” turn on Live Caption.
With Live Caption on in Google Chrome, BrazenLive videos and other video media in Brazen events will display closed captions at the bottom of the participant's screen. Visit Google's Support Article about this feature to learn more.
Note: This method will not enable closed captions for a host/presenter's broadcast to all BrazenLive viewers. Chrome's Live Caption is a setting that should be shared with participants so they can enable it for their own event experience.