Ai-Media’s Captioning and Audio Transcription Services for Education

Education Accessibility Services

Today, education includes traditional in-class environments as well as classes streamed online. Students with disability, international students and even teachers themselves all benefit from an accessible learning environment. Captions, subtitles, audio description, note taking and transcripts level the playing field for all students, making sure no one is left behind. 

Ai-Media’s suite of products spans all three areas of responsibility for educators – accessibility, engagement and regulation.

On the accessibility and engagement front, we have pioneered remote live captioning for students with our revolutionary Ai-Live platform. 

We have worked hand-in-hand with universities and colleges in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe to make sure education institutions are meeting their regulatory requirements to provide accessibility to students with disability. 

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Our products support students with deafness, vision loss, autism, auditory processing disorders and learning difficulties. 

Captioning

Captioning in the classroom unlocks content of all kinds, from live lectures and tutorials to pre-recorded videos. If your students need real-time access to classroom content, live captioning (also known as CART) is the answer. Students can read what their teachers are saying in real time on their own devices, or displayed on a screen for the whole class to enjoy. 

Almost every college and university course includes video material for students to watch at home or played in class. Adding captioning in advance ensures your courses are always accessible. 

When holding large events, such as convocations, guest speaker events and graduations ceremonies, the hope is that every student and their family can enjoy the occasion in person – but this is not always possible. Therefore, many institutions are now livestream these events, and adding live captioning ensures these events are accessible to everyone. 

Translation

International students are an increasingly large part of the student body at many institutions around the world, and supporting their education is essential.

Whether for live lectures or recorded videos, translating these materials into your students’ languages can increase engagement and comprehension and lead to better student outcomes.

Subtitles are an easy and effective way of translating academic content.

Audio transcripts

Audio transcripts of lecture and class content provide an incredible tool for student revision and comprehension. Being able to easily review what was said in the classroom reinforces learning and is more efficient than watching long recordings in their entirety.

Audio transcripts also form the backbone of LMS and archive content, which has benefits for current and future students as well as academics.

Audio Description

Audio description, also known as described video, is essential in providing access to recorded video material for students who are blind or have low vision. It consists of the narration of the key visual elements in a video.

Like our other services, providing audio description in the classroom setting helps education institutions meet government accessibility compliance requirements.

Note Taking

(United Kingdom Only)
Ai-Media’s Note Taking provides an accurate summary of what is said, so that lecture content is easily absorbed and enhances student learning.

Easily accessible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, have low vision or those with learning disabilities or who are using their second language – what is noted can be detailed or simplified depending on the user’s requirements.

Case Study

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UC Davis

Ai-Media met with the University of California, Davis at NAACO 2018 to discuss their focus on diversity within the campus. The result of this meeting was the need for a ‘text to personal device’ option for students that wished to tune into the updates of an upcoming ceremony.

 

Ai-Media partnered with UC Davis to provide CART captioning for the campus-wide ceremony later that year. The live-captioned event was shown in multiple languages across four different streams across the university.

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Why Use Ai-Media?

‘We have found Ai-Media’s services to be consistently reliable, accurate and timely. The 24/7 customer service function is exceptional. The Ai-Media team are professional, available and responsive – especially for urgent requests and difficult files.”

Director, International Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub
The University of Melbourne