Brawlhalla streaming events will now include live captioning

To "significantly boost accessibility in live stream gaming"

25 February 2023
by quence 0

Ubisoft’s free to play Brawlhalla has been a hit on Switch and other platforms, and now they’ve announced a new feature to enhance streams and tournaments of the game. Ubisoft is partnering with the company Speechmatics to implement a live captioning system on all Brawlhalla events going forward. This feature should be available on most platforms, including Twitch, YouTube, and mobile devices. It will cover both tournaments and developer streams.

Ubisoft says that this is part of an effort to “significantly boost accessibility in live stream gaming”, and allow more people to enjoy their presentations. Katy Wigdahl, CEO at Speechmatics, made the following comments:

“As an industry that is bigger than Hollywood and the music industry combined, there is no doubt that gaming has huge potential to lead the way on accessibility. There has already been some great progress in this, with a wide range of adaptive controllers and display options available to most games and platforms, but there’s more to be done. We are delighted to be working with Ubisoft, with many of the Speechmatics team growing up playing its games. It’s an organisation that has an outstanding track record on accessibility – to further this goal, and we look forward to helping them continue to make gaming and streaming as inclusive as possible.”

[Katy Wigdahl]

So you can look forward to Brawlhalla events featuring closed captioning in the future! Click here to view the game’s eShop listing and download it for yourself.

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