|[December 03, 2012]
Pluralsight Enhances User Support with New Closed Captions and Full-Course Transcripts in More than 50 Languages
LAYTON, Utah --(Business Wire)--
a global leader in hardcore developer training on-demand, today
announced that subscribers everywhere now have the ability to enjoy
select courses from its more than 200 title library with closed caption
display and full course transcript in English using an HTML 5 player. As
an added benefit, Pluralsight's new transcript feature allows
subscribers to translate courses into more 50 languages, expanding its
reach to even more software developers around the world.
Just as English evolved into the international language of business,
coding is transitioning into a language all businesses need to be fluent
to remain competitive and ahead of the curve. By making its courses
available with transcripts in more than 50 languages and with closed
caption functions, Pluralsight reinforces its commitment to making
coding and its courses globally accessible so that businesses can stay
ahead of the curve in this technology-driven market. Online training
provides employees and businesses alike with an opportunity to have
access to industry experts at any time while being able to work at their
"The increasing international demand for Pluralsight courses and
software development drives our ongoing efforts to develop new content,
functions and user engagement that cater to our varied, global
subscriber base," said Aaron Skonnard, president and CEO of Pluralsight.
"New functions like closed captions and transcripts are just examples of
how we continue o challenge our authors and team to find ways to
improve our customer's user experience and make coding accessible to
more people, no matter how they learn or what language they speak."
To access the new functions, Pluralsight subscribers are directed to a
new "transcript" tab on the tool bar and a "CC" icon next to some of its
most popular course, signifying that a course is available with closed
captions and full transcript. With convenience always in mind,
Pluralsight subscribers select a language preference upon first use,
which is then stored within a user profile with closed captions and
transcripts appearing in the user's preferred language for each
subsequent use. For non-English transcripts, Pluralsight uses the Google (News - Alert)
Translate service and users are able to switch languages at any time.
"We have received positive feedback from our users and business
partners, expressing the importance of subtitles in multiple languages,"
said Skonnard. "We hope that this will help companies enhance their
employee training programs and will encourage job seekers, entrepreneurs
and employees around the world to diversify and strengthen their skill
sets, which has become crucial as more people telecommute, work remotely
or are required to perform new job functions outside of their current
Over 20% of Pluralsight courses are now available with the new
transcript and closed caption functions. The team plans to expand its
transcript library and is committed to transcribing any new courses that
come out based on subscriber priority and demand as well as updating
select older courses with closed captions and transcripts.
For more information on Pluralsight's new transcript and subtitle
functions, please visit: http://blog.pluralsight.com/2012/11/12/new-feature-closed-captions-and-transcripts/.
For a full list of Pluralsight courses, check out www.pluralsight.com/training/courses.
Pluralsight is a global leader in high-quality online training for
hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library
provides developers everywhere with instant access to a rich collection
of online training courses delivered by world-renowned industry
authorities. Pluralsight provides flexible and cost-effective
subscription plans for individuals and businesses starting from as
little as $29 a month. See what you can learn at pluralsight.com and
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