Don't remove community captions from YouTube

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There is a great many people who rely on captions to enjoy content posted on YouTube, for a variety of reasons. Some viewers are hard of hearing, some have audio processing disorders, and some watch content created in a language other than their own.

Community captions have allowed these communities to come together and enjoy content they otherwise wouldn't have been able to. Removing community captions locks so many viewers out of the experience.

Most creators will be able to create captions for one, maybe two languages, but that's going to take a lot of time which they may not have. Community captions ensured that many videos were accessible that otherwise would not be. People from so many different backgrounds, working together to enjoy content together -  why remove that?

We're calling on Google to reverse the decision to remove the community captions feature.