ACMA to host a conversation on live captioning

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Friday, 21 August 2015 10:26am

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is holding a one-day event on 15 September, Live captioning: let’s talk, that will provide an opportunity for representatives from industry, government and consumers to discuss the state and future of live captioning.

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The ACMA oversees caption compliance on television, administers a caption quality code of practice, and investigates complaints from the public about caption quality. Live and partly-live programs present unique challenges to captioning providers, who usually have to create the captions as programs go to air. Recent technological advances, such as improvements in speech-to-text software and the integration of captioning and newsroom systems, have given providers new tools and techniques to tackle live captioning.

The program features discussions on captioning standards and how decisions are made when live programs are being captioned. Media Access Australia CEO Alex Varley will also be giving a presentation on the future of live captioning.

The event is free but registrations are essential. Go to the event registration page for more information and to fill out the online registration form. Registrations close Monday 7 September.

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