Spotify has announced some accessibility improvements for its mobile apps, including transcriptions. In the coming weeks, the company will begin to generate transcripts for some of its on iOS and Android. In addition to playing a text version of podcasts, you’ll be able to tap a section of a transcript and start playing the podcast audio from that point.
Finally, Spotify to turn on automatic transcriptions for all podcasts. This will be useful for podcast makers who want to make their shows more accessible, but who might lack the resources to create transcripts themselves.
Spotify also improves accessibility in its user interface. Starting today, you may see some changes in the appearance of the buttons. Spotify is tweaking the color, text formatting, and size of some buttons to make the app easier for people with low vision and vision. The company suggests that the changes, including the shuffle button, could be useful for anyone in low-light situations or when there is a high level of screen reflection. Spotify also says that formatting the switch button text from all caps will create more room for translation and localization into other languages.
Additionally, Spotify adds support for larger text size options. On iOS, you can make adjustments through the Larger text option in the Text display and size section of your device’s accessibility settings.
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