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5 tips to make your event more accessible when you are on a budget

By Patricia Magaz on August 23, 2023

Did you know that women involved in rear-end car crashes are three times more likely to suffer whiplash injuries compared to men? There’s a reason for this. According to a BBC report, the crash test dummies used to simulate car accidents are nearly all built to reflect the average male build and weight. This means that, in most cases, car safety is optimised for men to the neglect of 50% of the population. 

Topics: Captions MT captions ASR captions Accessibility tips
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Understanding the accuracy of AI captions: A comprehensive guide

By Markus Aregger on April 13, 2023

Closed captions are an effective technique to improve accessibility, engagement, and information retention during presentations and live events. This, together with shifting video consumption habits in the realm of video streaming, has recently accelerated the adoption of AI-powered captioning in live events and business meetings.

But when it comes to choosing a provider for your own meeting or event, the question that is most frequently asked is: how accurate are automatic live captions?

The quick answer is that, under ideal conditions, automatic captions in spoken languages can achieve up to 98% accuracy as assessed by Word Error Rate (WER).

And yes, there's a long, slightly more complex answer. In this article, we want to give you an overview of how accuracy is measured, what factors impact accuracy, and how to take accuracy to new heights.

Topics: ASR captions Live Captions accuracy
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Sales kick-off meetings: Engaging global teams with live translation

By Patricia Magaz on November 10, 2022

As we’re venturing into the new year, many companies are finalising the preparation of their sales kick-off meetings. These meetings are a fantastic opportunity for sales, marketing, product, and customer support teams to meet, celebrate, get motivated and strategize for the future, but they require a ton of work.

Topics: Inclusivity RSI Global Meetings MT captions ASR captions