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How to do captioning and transcription for free: by Ladders4Action and Dr Adelaine

Dr Adelaine explains how to do live captioning and transcription. Useful tools for researchers, activists and those who want to make their presentations more accessible.

The video was created by Ladders4Action a non-profit organisation committed to connecting knowledge and action in practical, ethical and inclusive ways

It is the first of a series of videos designed to help change-makers with the technical bits of sharing knowledge online in an accessible way.
(see our toolkit online)

In the future we will be doing others on branding communications, copyrighting your knowledge and using the digital software OBS. Dr Adelaine will also be facilitating research methods workshops online.

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Thank you for watching

P.S Apologies for the sound quality on this first video. We’ll improve it next time!
Live Captioning

More detailed guidance on using webcaptioner & live captioning on your broadcasts

Transcription of recorded interviews etc using invisible cables – sound from speakers back into mic.
You need to use
(1) In invisible cable

(2) an audio mixer

Here is some great guidance on using the invisible cable

Download OBS here

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