FAQ Faculty and Staff Realtime Captioning General

What is Realtime Captioning?

Realtime Captioning is the immediate stenographic transcription of the spoken word into text. This text can be viewed on a mobile device, computer, tablet, or large screen. Realtime Captioning enables people who are hard of hearing or D/deaf equal access to fully and actively participate.

Do only D/deaf and hard-of-hearing persons benefit from captioning?

No. Captions aid in comprehension, accuracy, engagement, and retention for persons without hearing loss as well.