ADCET webinar: Transcribing and captioning content with Echo360
6 May 2020
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) is delighted to have Cassidy Fein back with them to present another webinar on Echo360.
Echo360 is Australia and New Zealand’s leading video platform for higher and further education. Videos can greatly expand the accessibility of educational content to learners with cognitive or sensory disabilities, but if not done correctly, videos can leave some learners behind and create liabilities for an institution. That’s why Echo360 is dedicated to making video accessible and engaging for all learners. Echo360 ensures that video is more accessible in the platform through a number of ways including:
WCAG 2.1 AA Compliance
Echo360 is committed to the W3C WCAG 2.1 Level AA+ compliance for our product interface. All recent and new features in the product are developed to these guidelines and the entire user interface is being actively updated for compliance.
Providing closed captions is the best way to ensure the highest level of accessibility for video content. Echo360 integrates with leading captioning services to automatically add closed captions to videos before they are published. Learners can adjust the font size, the contrast, the location and the alignment of captions to ensure that they are easily readable and don’t interfere with the video content.
Echo360’s transcription feature is built on Amazon’s highly accurate Transcribe service, and in this presentation we will be demonstrating this feature together with its editing capabilities.
This webinar will be of particular interest to Disability Services Managers at tertiary institutions.
More details and registration are available on the ADCET website.