Live Captioning and Transcription

At this time, live captioning or transcription can be provided by contracting a 3rd party vendor directly or coordinating with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

  • To coordinate through Services for Students with Disabilities:
    • Reservation required 1-2 weeks in advance. (
    • Cost varies depending on various factors such as time of day, day of the week, and type of event. 
    • The cost of captioning is covered centrally if there is a student/faculty/staff member who needs an accommodation.
    • It is recommended to assess accommodation need through an event registration process. 
  • Coordinate directly through a 3rd party vendor

Automated live transcription for Zoom

Zoom now offers AI "Live Transcription." You can read about the details on Zoom's website
To enable, make sure you've updated your Zoom client to the latest version. Click on the "Live Transcript" button in the bottom menu.

image of zoom live transcript button with red circle around it

Then select "Enable Auto-Transcription". 

Image of Zoom menu option for live transcript

Or if you'd prefer a fantastic video walkthrough please check out this resource from the College of Fine Arts, Live Auto-captioning Now Available in UT Austin Zoom created by Julie Schell

*Although ASR transcripts are available, they should not be considered an equal/appropriate replacement for human generated captions as an accommodation for deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) individuals. Please contact Services for Students with Disabilities for more information if accommodations are required.

To have pre-recorded meetings or webinars captioned, please submit a request here.