Bad Lipreading Video Proves Why Closed Captions Are Needed

Bad Lipreading Video Proves Why Closed Captions Are Needed

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Download the Whitepaper: Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning in Australia & New Zealand “There it is! Big dinosaurs!” “Put a scallop in my mouth.” “That’s my shark!” These lines from the Rugby Worldcup Lipreading video above are the ridiculous but plausible-looking lip…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: Bike Police Caption Fail

Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: Bike Police Caption Fail

by Shannon K. Murphy in Lighter Side

Once again, we revisit Rhett and Link for another hilarious caption fail. The video is funny, yes. But this is the perfect opportunity to bring up some of the reasons YouTube’s auto captions has inaccuracies, which are related to several audio characteristics.…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: Hilarious BBC Live Captions

Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: Hilarious BBC Live Captions

by Shannon K. Murphy in Lighter Side

This week’s speech recognition gaffe of the week comes with a twist as we discuss live events. Across the pond, BBC has been getting flack from deaf and hard of hearing viewers for less-than-stellar captions and subtitles. For example, during the Queen…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: Jamaican Vacation Caption Fail

Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: Jamaican Vacation Caption Fail

by Shannon K. Murphy in Lighter Side

Welcome to the weekend! Time for our weekly installment of auto speech recognition gaffes and goofs. One of my colleagues brought my attention to the following hilarious video. Two comedians, Rhett and Link, take a common approach to humor examining how communication…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: ABC News Goofs Translated Captions for #SOTU

Speech Recognition Gaffe of the Week: ABC News Goofs Translated Captions for #SOTU

by Shannon K. Murphy in Lighter Side

What happens when speech is translated from Spanish to English for captioning but the auto speech recognition software doesn’t recognize the native language? See below. Last week, The Colbert Report brought light to this goof by ABC News which translated Florida Senator…

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Updated June 3, 2019