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Auto-transcription and captioning

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For students with disabilities

Live captioning by a human being is available for students who require an accommodation, through the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC). If your student requires an accommodation, they should contact SDAC, and SDAC will provide you with instructions on how to provide the necessary accommodations.

For general use 

  • Automatically-generated transcripts and captions can be created through Zoom if you (1) turn on the automatic transcription feature as explained in the link below; and (2) record your meeting to the Cloud (not your computer).
  • Automatic/computer-generated transcripts may require editing in order to ensure that your words were accurately transcribed. 
  • You can improve the quality of computer transcription by using a noise-cancelling microphone (either a headset or a freestanding one).
  • If you are not satisfied with Zoom’s auto transcriptions, you may have better luck with one of the other tools for transcribing video (see list below).

Other Tools for Captioning and Transcribing


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