Captioners face unique challenges when preparing closed captions for live television programs, especially when those shows are live action sports like hockey or basketball. The speed of delivery, accuracy, delay, paraphrasing, are some of the tradeoffs we will explore in this project.
The speed/accuracy/delay trade-offs in live captioning pose considerable challenges in providing high quality and meaningful captions. The result is often low-quality captions that interfere with Deaf and hard-of-hearing users’ comprehension, enjoyment and equitable access to the content
This research will explore how those changes can influence the current live captioning standards.
The goal is to produceprovide evidence-based recommendations for modifications to closed captioning standards.
The TLC Stakeholder Forum is a broad group of stakeholders who have an interest in keeping abreast of developments in the Tradeoffs in Live Captioning Research Project. The project team will keep members of the Stakeholder Forum informed of important project developemnt via our email list. In addition, we will host semi-annual Stakeholder Forum meetings to discuss the findings of the research conducted to date and report on progress.