Livestreaming on Behance is a new service, and we’re working hard to continue to add more features to make both viewing and streaming more accessible. Some features, including live captions, are reliant on our service providers rather than our direct team. As we continue to work with our service providers for more accessibility options, here’s two temporary fixes for getting closed captions on Behance livestreams.
Within Chrome's accessibility option, the browser natively supports closed captioning for all video and audio played through the program. Activate it for livestreams by following the process below.
STEP ONE: Navigate to the Settings page in Chrome
Click the three dots in the top right corner of any chrome window. Then select "Settings."
STEP TWO: Navigate to the Accessibility Page
Within the settings menu, navigate to the left hand menu. At the bottom of the menu there is a dropdown menu called "Advanced." Expand the section to reveal the "Accessibility" option. Click it.
STEP THREE: Toggle on the "Live Caption" function
The first option under "Accessibility" will be for "Live Caption." Turn this on. Now Chrome will add a closed captioning system for any livestream you watch!
Adding closed captions to your livestream is as simple as adding a window source to your OBS setup. Just use a free service called Web Captioner! Follow the steps below:
STEP ONE: Navigate to WebCaptioner.com
In your web browser, go to www.webcaptioner.com . On the homepage click "Start Captioning". No sign up required!
STEP TWO: Click "Start Captioning"
The page with redirect to a black screen. In the bottom left hand corner click "Start Captioning" and grant access to your microphone if prompted. Immediately, as you start speaking, the web page will transcode what you're saying into text.
STEP THREE: Create a new window capture in OBS
Open OBS and go to the scene you'd like to add captions to. Click the plus sign under sources to reveal a list of sources options. Click "Window Capture" and name the source something you'll remember. (In this example we'll call it "closed captions")
STEP FOUR: Select your browser source
OBS will then open a dialogue menu for your window capture. Make sure the item selected in "Window" matches the browser tab with webcaption open and running. Click ok.
STEP FIVE: Make it look nice
After creating the source, right click it to add a filter. In the filter window, navigate to the bottom left and press the + sign. From the pop out menu click the "Crop/Pad" filter to fit the capture to your aesthetic preference.