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DEI Tip Sheet: Captioning, subtitles, and transcription for online meetings and events

Pratt, Katie; Santistevan, Camille; Woodley, Lou; Butland, Stefanie; Gould van Praag, Cass

Providing the text of online meetings and events can support diverse participation in multiple ways - from supporting those who may be hard of hearing, or not fluent in the language being used, to enabling busy participants juggling other responsibilities to stay engaged with the meeting. In this tip sheet, we offer some solutions for creating captions, subtitles, and transcripts to improve accessibility of your online settings and events. We also offer some points for further consideration as you decide upon a solution that works for you.

Please note: This tip sheet was created before Zoom began offering a built-in captioning service. Whether you're using Zoom or another platform, the tip sheet still contains useful context and helpful suggestions as you decide on the best way to caption your next virtual event.
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