THE iOS devices come with several accessibility features for visually impaired or totally blind users, for people with hearing or deaf problems, people with physical and motor difficulties and learning difficulties
In this article we will talk about how to activate and customize subtitles and captions on an iPhone or iPad when watching a video.
To activate subtitles and captions, go to Settings> General> Accessibility. Scroll down until you see Subtitles for the hearing impaired.
By touching the button corresponding to Subtitles for the hearing impaired + SDH, activate subtitles. When playing a video that supports subtitles, they will be displayed automatically. In iOS 7 you can also customize the appearance by touching Style.
There are three different styles to choose from. In the images above, you can preview how each style will appear on the video.
You can also create your own style by touching the button Create new style. Here you can also give a name to the style, select a font, font size, text color, background color, opacity and style around the edge of the text.
Some videos may ignore the selected style and use a custom style included in the video. If you prefer to always use your own style, just disable itVideo prevalence. leaving Video prevalence selected, whatever the style, the subtitles displayed will be those provided with the video.
To view the style set in full screen, tap the icon of the arrows pointing in the opposite direction at the top right.
There are several ways to find and play videos that support subtitles. For example, in the iTunes Store, some films and TV shows with captions are available for rental or purchase. In the iTunes Store app, under the title of the movie or TV show, you will see “CC”If the video supports this feature. Scrolling to the bottom, it shows what other languages are available for subtitles.
The content that is purchased from the iTunes Store is located in the Video app. The first time you play a video, the subtitles may be turned off. In the lower right corner, the second icon from the right, allows you to activate the subtitles.
By clicking on the icon, you can choose different options for the subtitles. For example, you have the option to view subtitles in a language other than the original language of the film, and it could be a useful function if you are trying to learn a new language. Different videos will have different foreign languages to choose from. Auto (Recommended) does not show any subtitles. choosing English CC, will display custom subtitles in English.
Video applications like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu + also support Subtitles.