[Athen] captioning of video streaming events

Madeleine Rothberg madeleine_rothberg at wgbh.org
Fri Oct 10 07:08:46 PDT 2014

I agree that captioning of live streaming events should be provided. Many streaming platforms provide a way for a realtime captioner to plug in to the platform to provide captions for those who need them. This would provide more accuracy and efficiency than just having someone type a transcript on a standard keyboard. I suggest you make that a part of the purchasing decision.


Madeleine Rothberg
Project Director
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH
madeleine_rothberg at wgbh.org

From: <Brusnighan>, "Dean A." <dabrus at purdue.edu<mailto:dabrus at purdue.edu>>
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Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 9:47 AM
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Subject: [Athen] captioning of video streaming events


I will be involved in a meeting later today concerning captioning of video streaming events. The meeting organizer asks what needs to be done to ensure ADA compliance. I’m prepared to say that captioning of streaming events is required to ensure equally effective communication. Is there something more specific that I could or should also mention?


Dean Brusnighan
Assistive Technology Specialist
Purdue University, Young Hall
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108
Phone: 765-494-9082
dabrus at purdue.edu<mailto:dabrus at purdue.edu>

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