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
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
- CaptionSync – AutomaticSync
- Closed Captioning – Docsoft
- VOICETRANSCRIBE – FBL
- VOICEMEETING – FBL
- VOICEREADER – FBL
- MOVIEREADING – MOVIEREADING
Related Research and Papers
- Inclusion of deaf students in computer science classes using real-time speech transcription – Villanova University – Kheir, R. and Way, T. (2007)
- Captioning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People by Editing Automatic Speech Recognition in Real Time – University of Southampton – Wald, Mike (2006)
Subtitled and captioned videos
Contributions & Discussion
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