Swagit Productions, LLC Provides Transparency and ADA Compliant Streaming Solutions
The Board of School Trustees for Hamilton Southeastern Schools (HSE) is streaming their closed-captioned public meetings, live and on-demand. This Board initiative improves transparency and accessibility for the entire school community and beyond.
Both the live-stream and archived videos of the HSE board meetings are closed-captioned and meet captioning accessibility requirements for video. An indexed agenda accompanies on-demand videos, making it seamless for viewers to jump to meeting topics or agenda items that are most relevant to them.
“Swagit’s EASE™ hands-free video streaming proved to be the ideal solution to answer HSE’s transparency needs,” said Natascha Ross, Swagit Account Manager. “In addition, the Board meeting videos can be searched by the spoken word with our innovative Sound Search™ feature.”
Following the live broadcast, Swagit’s expert video team indexes and archives the HSE Board meetings video for accessible on-demand viewing. Viewers can use Swagit’s on-demand interface to choose which specific agenda items they wish to watch and then go directly to that particular video segment. With Swagit’s Sound Search™ feature, viewers can also search for specific spoken words within archived meetings – a positive search hit provides a direct jump-to link that will take the viewer to the exact location within a meeting video the word or phrase was spoken.
The HSE Board of School Trustees meet on the second Wednesday of each month, and periodically on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Board Room of Hamilton Southeastern Schools Central Office. The public is invited to attend the meetings in person or online at https://www.hseschools.org/about/board (scroll to the bottom of the page).
About Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Hamilton Southeastern Schools serves students in preschool through 12th grade and is the primary district for families living in Fishers, Indiana, and portions of neighboring Noblesville, Indiana. It is the fourth largest district in Indiana with more than 21,600 students enrolled during the 2017-18 school year. The district is rated A by the Indiana Department of Education.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools follows the provisions of Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act, which states, “…it is the public policy of the state that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. Providing persons with the information is an essential function of a representative government and an integral part of the routine duties of public officials and employees, whose duty it is to provide the information.”
About Swagit Productions, LLC
Swagit Productions, LLC, based in Dallas, TX, provides hands-free video streaming®, broadcast, and captioning solutions to local, state and federal government agencies. Swagit pioneered the Avior™ Broadcast System – a complete package of HD PTZ (Pan, Tilt, and Zoom) cameras and professional video-switching equipment that enables any client to fully outsource the production, operation, and distribution of multi-camera broadcasts for public meetings. Swagit’s progressive online, mobile and social platform solutions include the sole-source EASE™ hands-free webcasting® system for public meeting indexing, plus agenda integration, archiving, on-demand playback, closed captioning and the innovative Sound Search™. Swagit’s focus is on emerging technology and relevant avenues of distribution – for example, Swagit’s ISD/Community/PEG (Public, Education and Government Access) portal and app featuring social media integration and on-trend resident engagement.