Generate or retrieve a text alternative for audio/multimedia content

This feature includes transcription and gathering of text alternatives to multimedia content. This feature may be implemented in several ways:

  • Automatic computerized transcription or captioning (voice-to-text) of audio, including live feeds, microphone input, and recorded media
  • Retrieving existing transcripts or captions from other sources and linking them to the current media  (e.g. a video of a presidential address may not be captioned, but is likely to have a transcript posted on a news website that can be presented to the user)

Discussion by Disabilities

Deaf / Hard of Hearing

  • Captions and transcripts allow people who are deaf or hard of hearing to understand the same media as their hearing peers, in real-time


  • Captions and transcripts may assist with language understanding for people with cognitive, language, and learning disabilities
  • Captions can also serve as a teaching tool for people with literacy problems who are learning to read a known language

Existing Products

Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.

Subtitled and captioned videos

Contributions & Discussion

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