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Accessibility Considerations for Streaming Services and Online Meetings

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Online meetings and streaming worship don't work well for everyone. Here are some tips and tools to make your online programs more accessible. Suggestions that we can add to this page are encouraged!

Closed Captioning for Video

The Hearing Loss Association of America has recommendations for Closed Captioning and CART – Communication Access Realtime Translation. Here are some possible resources for providing captioning for live video and/or adding captions to recorded video:

Otter: It can caption Zoom cloud recordings automatically. With their app you can start transcribing live and share the link to the live transcription. Captions would be a separate window. Can also transcribe recordings. This pdf has step by step instructions for creating the live transcription and closed captions that can be added to posted videos in post production.

Android: Some Android phones offer users Live Captioning.

Amara: A free tool for crowdsourcing captioning and transcription.

Caption Associates: Offers live transcription

Online Video Conferencing 

Google Meet includes integrated real-time captioning (not 100% accurate) in its advanced settings. The captions are not recorded.

Online Instruction

Mapping Access, has created this resource on how to make online courses accessible.