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Caption.Ed - adding captions and more

Cost: Caption.Ed provides a 30 day free trial.  | Platforms: Caption.Ed works across Mac, Windows, IOS and Android Phones.

Its key features are:

Add captions instantly to your meetings, lectures or seminars, either in-person or online. You can also add time stamped notes, synced to your transcript, and highlight key information so you never miss out on the important stuff.

Most useful for:

  • Users who have difficulty hearing or understanding information provided in as audio, such as students who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Users who need help taking notes during learning interactions. 
  • Users who have difficulty concentrating.

To use Caption Ed, you need: 

  • A device (phone, Tablet or Computer)
  • A good quality microphone (This may be built in to your device already).
  • A stable internet connection. 

how can it assist people e.g. reading, writing, organisation

Caption.Ed provides real-time captioning and AI driven note-taking support.

Our Top Tips: 

  • Avoid missing key information, start a Caption.Ed session when in a learning interaction and you can scroll in real-time back through your captions and recap on key information.
  • You can highlight important info to revisit at a later date.
  • You can listen and watch back learning interactions alongside a full transcript and your notes.

Website for more information

Demo of Caption Ed in Action 

Video source: Caption Ed channel 

Advice on organisation:  

  • If you are a student in Higher Education, speak to your Assistive Technology Officer or Disability Officer /Learning Support Officer.  

  • If you are a Student in the FET/ETB then it may be possible to speak to an Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support Coordinator, Student Access Officer, Student Support Coordinator or a Disability Support Officer for more information about assistive technology.  

  • If you are an Employee and are interested in technology then speak to your Disability Liaison Officer (public service) or your Line Manager to start the conversation. 

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