From my time in Apple Retail, I knew that thanks to a long history of universal access features, Apple products have had a large following within the hearing impaired community. We've tried to find simple captioning solutions for our videos to help reach that audience. Well it looks like Google is about to do that heavy lifting for us and other YouTube channels.
The New York Times reports that Google plans to roll out captioning services, eventually to all channels. For now, it's a test consisting of just a few educational partners. It's been awhile since the company founded with the philosophy of "do no evil" has done something that might just be altruistic, but it looks like this might be one of those times. Good job.