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Captioning Software


Change speech into written words.


About Captioning Software 


Captioning software turns speech into written words that print across your phone or computer screen. This is a useful tool for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or in case you missed something that was said.

If you are in charge of arranging captions for a live event, you should consider hiring an experienced professional called a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) writer. This is more accurate than automated software. For other situations, many software options are available to help!

What kinds of captioning tools are there?

For Conversations

Live captioning solutions let you see words as they are being spoken. You can caption your phone conversations with tools like Innocaption or caption your virtual meetings with software like

For Recorded Videos

Closed captioning and transcription services can add words onto your video after it is recorded. They might use a computer to recognize the speech or they might hire human professional transcribers. Some services, like, offer a combination of both!

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How can I find out what’s new?

Technology changes all the time. To find out about the latest options for these, you can type keywords into a search engine such as Google, Safari, Firefox, or Bing on a computer or tablet. These are the keywords for this type of item:


captioning software, speech to text, live transcription


How do I find out more?

If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you can find your state’s AT program.

If you live in Pennsylvania:

  • you could contact TechOWL to work with a specialist. We can meet with you and sometimes demonstrate this equipment. We can also help with different ways to get one for your own.
  • you might borrow this equipment to try out.

Are these in Pennsylvania’s AT Lending Library?