With increased viewership of remote events and virtual streams, it's important that content is accessible to anyone who wants to watch. At LiveX, we've prioritized services that can help a wide range of viewers including live captioning, audio description, voice over translation and various sign language services.
In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19th, we wanted to highlight our work with the European Union last year here in New York City for the Women In Conflicts live stream event that was produced during the UN General Assembly. The event was meant to help reaffirm the commitments of world leaders to the protection of women and girls in conflict and to their full, equal and meaningful participation.
For this prestigious event, with participants from around the globe speaking several languages, LiveX provided full creative and accessibility services. The live stream featured two way translation in both French and Spanish, allowing for communication between presenters and accessibility for audiences on YouTube in three separate languages.
Most people are familiar with the text on the screen known as captioning, but not many are aware of the different ways those captions are produced.
Real-time captioning, which is the method LiveX most often practices, is performed at the same time the broadcast is aired. A captioner, who can be stationed anywhere in the world, is linked directly to the broadcast and words are captioned by hand as they are spoken.
Offline captioning is done after the media is recorded, and edited before it is used to create a new captioned master, which then goes to air.
LiveX offers foreign language translation captioning along with traditional English captions.
LiveX producers also have extensive experience working with interpreters both on set and remotely to ensure that broadcasts are engaging and accessible for audiences from around the globe. The interpreter works in concert with the producer to ensure the audience hears both the original dialogue spoken by the subject in the video while delivering immediate translation into the desired language, all mixed live during the broadcast.
Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions regarding accessibility services and how they can be incorporated into your upcoming broadcasts, live streams and events of all sizes and scopes.