Captions appear on screen in real-time and include non-speech sounds, not just spoken audio, to improve the accessibility of your event including for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or are not native speakers of the language being used. Closed captioning means text can be turned on/off by the listener. Groups considering using an AI-based captioning service should carefully read the platform’s privacy policy first as many tools record events in order to improve their algorithms. There are additional human transcription services for live captioning that may be more secure and also improve the accuracy of captions for specialized topics.

See also: Subtitles

Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2022) CSCCE Glossary: Virtual Events. Pratt, Woodley, Ainsworth, Carter, Crall, Elkins, Gauthier, Ihle, Kornahrens, Martinic, Santistevan, Shaikh, Sidik, and Wyatt doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6608609

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