Make detailed emergency announcements accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing communities with automated, on-premise, high-availability speech to text captioning for digital signage displays.
Emergency PA announcements can happen at any time. And often the message is much more detailed than can fit on a static visual message. That’s when PA announcements are verbally made - but what if you’re deaf or hard of hearing? Lacking a live, identical text version of the announcement means those who can’t hear what is being said are potentially at risk to themselves or others.
With the right infrastructure in place, you can send the same captions to facility Websites and any smartphone or mobile devices used by visitors to the site.
Every display and portal on the site can show these emergency captions concurrent with the verbal announcement without any need to contact a human transcriber or outside caption service.
Everyone needs to be aware of a changing emergency situation in all the same level of detail, whether they can hear the words or not. With enCaption, you get closer to providing exactly that kind of information, when it’s needed. enCaption’s captioning platform can send the live streaming HTML text to digital signage displays, websites and devices thoughout the location.
To ensure everyone knows what’s being said during emergency announcements, you should also consider those who speak a different language from what’s being announced. ENCO’s enTranslate is an AI-based on-prem (and Cloud) real-time translation engine which can translate text from one of dozens of languages, into several others simultaneously. If for example you have a large Spanish contingent on-site, you can display both an English set of captions and Spanish captions, alongside each other or iteratively. Once again, when an emergency strikes, it’s essential that everyone understands what’s going on and enTranslate can help.
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