Captioning is the process of taking audio and converting it into text. Real-time captioning, also known as live captioning, is a form of captioning where the captions are received and simultaneously transmitted into text at the same time - versus doing the work offline. The advantage of live captioning is it can be used to enhance the user experience for meetings, conferences, training, and a wide range of other event types.
Live captioning is best when offered as an addition to audio so the attendee has the option of selecting audio only, live captions only, or both. This provides the most flexibility for meeting participants and helps maximize attendee learning and engagement.
An example of captioning is shown below in English, Spanish, and Japanese.