Accuracy Matters: A Case Study on AI Captioning Software Accuracy Rates

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Speaker(s)

  • Rebecca Graham, Sr. Copyeditor & Accessibility Assistant, University of Illinois
  • Jinhee Choo, Senior eLearning Specialist and ADA Compliance Specialist, University of Illinois
  • Joann Bosas, Junior Copyeditor and Accessibility Assistant, University of Illinois
  • Baylee Shepherd, Senior Accessibility Assistant, University of Illinois

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

In this presentation, we examine the current legal requirements and industry standards around digital accessibility focusing on video captions, share and analyze the results of a case study measuring the accuracy rates of AI captioning software, and provide insight on how to provide clean, accurate, accessible video captions.

Abstract

As a result of the 2020 Global Pandemic, there has been a rapid increase in online courses and digital educational materials. Educators are legally required to ensure that these educational materials are accessible to those with disabilities. In the case of educational videos, accessibility relies in part on clean and accurate captions. In this presentation, we examine the current legal requirements and industry standards around digital accessibility focusing on video captions, share and analyze the results of a case study measuring AI captioning software accuracy rates, and provide insight on how to provide clean, accurate, accessible video captions, based on our experience.

Keypoints

  1. In order to meet legal requirements and industry standards, captions must be 99+% accurate
  2. In most cases, AI Captioning software alone cannot meet the 99+% accuracy requirements.
  3. Trained and experienced copy editors play a vital role in ensuring accessibility and accuracy of captions.

Disability Areas

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Captioning/Transcription, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Graham, MLIS Focus: Information Literacy Instruction/eLearning Title: Senior Copyeditor and Accessibility Assistant

Jinhee Choo

Jinhee Choo, PhD PhD in Educational Psychology. Focus: Educational Technology, Online Pedagogy and Digital Accessibility Title: Senior eLearning Specialist and ADA Compliance Specialist

Joann Bosas

Joann Bosas, MLIS Focus: Youth Services Title: Junior Copyeditor and Accessibility Assistant

Baylee Shepherd

Baylee Shepherd Ed.M.in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership Candidate, May 2021. Focus: Diversity & Equity in Education Title: Senior Accessibility Assistant