Breakout 2G

12:00 pm- 12:50 pm Central Time

DIY Video Captioning with Automated Transcription Tools

Presented by John Lee, Assistive Technology Specialist at California Polytechnic State University Disability Resource Center

The aim of this session is to discuss and demonstrate how to use four automated transcription tools to create accurate closed captions for videos uploaded to YouTube. (Note: these tools could also be used for captioning videos posted on other video platforms such as Vimeo.) The following four automated transcription tools will be highlighted during the session: YouTube automatic captions; Zoom Audio Transcript; Microsoft Transcribe; and Otter.ai. I will also briefly describe a student-based video captioning pilot using Otter.ai that was developed at Cal Poly during the pandemic. Finally, I will highlight best practices and additional resources for captioning.

John has 22 years of experience as an assistive technology professional. He has earned certifications as a RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) and IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). John currently provides assistive technology (AT) consultations and training to students registered with the Disability Resource Center at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. In addition, he consults with Cal Poly faculty and staff in the area of digital accessibility, ensuring that all campus members have equal access to electronic documents, audio/video, websites, and electronic products. He is passionate about promoting disability as diversity and accessibility as inclusion. 

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