We have several options for captions during our event for anyone who uses them.
Our most helpful suggestion is to access the event using Google Chrome, which has a built-in, free live captioning function. This will provide instant captions for any sound going on during the event.
- On your computer, open Chrome .
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- At the bottom of the Settings page, click Advanced Accessibility Captions.
- Turn on Live Caption.
Here is a video tutorial on how to turn on live captions in Chrome.
Apple has also released a live captions feature across many (but not all) devices.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Accessibility in the sidebar, then click Live Captions (Beta) on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Turn Live Captions on or off.
The Live Captions window appears and stays on screen. If you want to hide the window when no audio is detected, click the Live Captions icon in the menu bar , then make sure Keep Onscreen isn’t chosen.
Note: The first time you turn on Live Captions, language data is downloaded to your Mac. You must be connected to the internet.
The Ballroom Entertainment (which plays throughout the event, over 8 hours of music, tutorials, and talent) is hosted on YouTube, which provides automatic captions.
Other parts of the event, including meet and greets and stitching tables have chat boxes where you can interact with others.
There will also be a stitching table just for ASL! Come sign and stitch together.