[Athen] [EXT] Fwd: [ITACCESS] follow up on human captioning in Teams

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Tue Jun 16 11:27:32 PDT 2020

Do they not realize that ASR is not captions?

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This came up on our last "Listserv in Real Time" call last Wed, June 10th about real-time captioning in MS Teams. Sharing with ATHEN listserv.


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From: Knox, Margaret H <mknox at austin.utexas.edu<mailto:mknox at austin.utexas.edu>>
Date: Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 7:59 AM
Subject: [ITACCESS] follow up on human captioning in Teams
To: <ITACCESS at listserv.educause.edu<mailto:ITACCESS at listserv.educause.edu>>

I offered to ask Microsoft about this ability at the last call as both Zoom and Webex have APIs for assisting on this. I had a few false starts until I reached out to the Microsoft disability services help desk. They were very responsive.

They confirmed I was not the first to ask, especially since the pandemic started. And it is under investigation by engineering. They normally recommend the built in ASR live captioning but noted “ If you would still want to leverage CART/human-generated captions, you can invite a captioner to the meeting, and they’d be able to caption into a separate window.” I asked for an example and the reply was “this is typically provided by a captioning service. A group I have worked with in the past leverages the StreamText<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstreamtext.net%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc4299fb261e14ef5fbca08d812229fb3%7C23c46d06c5e342e3b848763ebb02e6ad%7C0%7C0%7C637279287341135566&sdata=AzxdW8OBaE9fbMHPmXKChe3B%2BknUjE8MzHdOOXXh7dA%3D&reserved=0> web interface. “

To me this is a work around, but I thought I would share. And likely there are other ways as well.

And in case you are not aware, they also do regular webinars wrt Microsoft and accessibility: aka.ms/AccessibilityWebinars<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faka.ms%2FAccessibilityWebinars&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc4299fb261e14ef5fbca08d812229fb3%7C23c46d06c5e342e3b848763ebb02e6ad%7C0%7C0%7C637279287341145524&sdata=i9f5nJFMfCMUsschF5OIFK%2FrCxVWQaJRvfyD5GHKAqg%3D&reserved=0> . Friday for example, is on ASL usage and Teams

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