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  1. Introducing Subtitles and Captions

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    Creativity is for everyone. That belief’s central to what we do here at Kickstarter — we want to make it easier for more people to connect and get involved in creative projects, big or small. And part of living up to that goal is making sure our website is for everyone, too.

    Today, we’re happy to announce a new feature that makes Kickstarter even more accessible to our huge, global community. This community spans hundreds of nations and territories, all seven continents, countless languages, and individuals at all different levels of hearing. When a creator reaches out to that community to share a new idea, we want all those people to have access to what they’re saying. So we’ve added captioning and subtitles to videos, to make sure they can be understood by everyone who watches — whatever their language, and whatever their hearing level.

    Take a look at the video above to see it at work! Notice that "CC" symbol in the upper-right corner, and in the player controls? Hover over the controls to bring up a list of caption tracks, and choose the one you need:

    For creators, it’s just as simple. Whether you’re working with your main project video, an additional clip for your project page, or a video update, you can add as many tracks of captions or subtitles as you like — to make sure anyone who wants to get involved with your project can experience the whole thing. Just click in the editor to start captioning any video you've uploaded:

    We're excited to see even more people connect and explore creativity — across languages, borders, and hearing levels alike!

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  2. Photographer Doug DuBois on his book My Last Day at Seventeen

    Photographer Doug DuBois spent five summers in Ireland, photographing a group of teenagers in those last moments before they entered into adulthood. The photos are striking—both a universal look at adolescence, as well as a specific take on what it means to be a teenager in the housing estate of Russell Heights. My Last Day at Seventeen is a melancholy, vital piece of work. We asked DuBois how it came together.

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