The Captioning Group Inc. Increases Services to Provide Better Captioning Access for Remote Events and Meetings
As COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the daily lives of North Americans, The Captioning Group wants to provide an update on how we are increasing our captioning operations to provide better accessibility where it’s most needed.
At this time of transition where staff and their companies are transitioning to at-home work environments, remote meetings and events are increasing in popularity and necessity. Zoom is proving to be one of the most popular tools to do this—since December, their number of daily users increased from 10 million to 200 million.
Seeing businesses, both big and small, work to transition staff and clients to remote workflows is encouraging and an excellent example of how we can remain connected in a time of physical isolation.
How Does Captioning Help?
Accessible captioning can give an online event added value and appeal. These are several ways closed captioning can help in a remote event:
- inclusivity for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities
- assisting with volume control for those working at home with family members
- attendees won’t miss a word if they are tuning in from a noisy environment
- a script can be available post-event to adapt to articles, blog posts, and to distribute to attendees
Adding Captioning to an Online Event
Providing accessible, inclusive service for meetings and events via Zoom and other online platforms is something TCG wants to help make an available option for anyone looking to add closed captioning to an online event.
Having access to a live, human captioner to provide captioning in realtime to an online event doesn’t need to be intimidating. The Captioning Group has experienced writers that are comfortable with all kinds of online platforms. We can help companies and individuals looking to add captioning to their meetings, conferences, and webinars with ease. As a boutique company, our administrative and captioning teams will guide you through the process before, during, and after any event.
Contact us today to learn about making your online events more accessible!