Closed Captioning for streaming media is the method of displaying a text version overlay for the spoken words within the video.
Approximately 17% of Americans are hearing-impaired. Closed captioning is used by entities to help residents who may be deaf or hard of hearing, and as a way of adhering to legislated Accessibility Acts.
Transcription is produced by stenographic translation and proprietary software. Swagit Productions offers a “hands-free” option in closed captioning, and can provide both live and/or closed captions for archived meetings to increase accessibility of content.