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Classroom Captioning

Automated live captioning and transcription

Serve your deaf and hard-of-hearing students with accurate, live, automated captions in the classroom. Combine with a live streaming video service and your remote students can see those captions in real-time as well. enCaption can also enable your live and recorded videos to be searchable across your media library by making transcripts of every word said.

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University Lecture Hall with projector screen

How best to serve your deaf students and comply with government regulations?

Accessibility is essential with universities, who seek to provide the best classroom experience for students with hearing loss. For these students, real-time, live captioning is essential to their education. However traditional captioning services provided by professional transcribers can be prohibitively expensive, difficult to schedule, and unreliable. And many automated solutions can be inaccurate and difficult to deploy. ENCO’s enCaption is a fully on-prem, cost-effective solution that is simple to deploy and ready to go 24/7.

Automated Accurate Captions with enCaption

ENCO’s software-defined enCaption enables educators to deliver cost-effective, highly accurate, live captions automatically on an as-needed basis both in the classroom and online. enCaption can output both open and closed captions for existing video in the room or for streaming, while sending caption text to web browsers accessible from platforms as varied as large-format video displays (“CART”), desktop computer screens, smart devices, and even to public or private websites.

Simple to Deploy

enCaption is incredibly capable: it can deliver open captions onto existing video for in-room display while also controlling an external SDI closed caption embedder you already have or optionally embed closed captions itself into SDI, all while saving transcripts and sidecar files for later video editing and online meeting databases.

Our on-premise solution means no internet is needed with no Cloud connections to fail - and because it's computerized and automated, it can caption 24/7, without ever taking a break - this means it's always online and ready to caption, whenever you need it.

enCaption flexes to meet your operation’s specific needs, with Cloud solutions available, along with hybrid on-premise/cloud options.

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Get the Most Out of Your Captions

Leverage all of your live and existing video content byadding captions. Help make those videos more valuable by enabling keywordsearch through both your videos and their transcripts. You can even create amedia library of lectures combining video and closed captions, provide asearchable lecture database with file-based transcriptions, and automaticallytranslate lectures into other languages - even in real-time, with ENCO’senTranslate product.
University Lecture Hall with projector screen

Enagage Your Audience without Sound

80% of people use captions aren’t deaf or hard-of-hearing according. As student consume content throughout the day on mobile devices, captions are a great way to engage them while in noisy or quite environments. Captions can also help students focus on what is being said, including those who may not speak the native language. Further, it has been determined that 80% more people watch a video to completion when captions appear.

Products Implemented


enCaption provides real-time, live captioning to audiences any time, without advance notice or high costs of live captions.

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enTranslate provides real-time, live translation to audiences any time, without advance notice or high costs of live translators.

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News & Blog

Captioning Here, There, Everywhere

While closed captioning began as a way for deaf and hard of hearing persons to understand the audio portion of TV shows, its use has now become quite pervasive.

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Captioning Online Lectures for Greater Accessibility and Retention

Educational lectures have been moving online for many reasons. The most obvious is the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced learning out of classrooms and into the home to keep students safe.

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