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Re: Connecting to captioning : What has worked for you?

Mary Jarrett
 

The Zoom captioning instructions referred to were not attached - could you send them out?

On Aug 21, 2021, at 5:57 PM, Carol in Boston <carolagate34@...> wrote:

When Zoom finally provided free captioning the quality was the best I had seen so far. Rev was originally useless, but it had improved. GoogleMeet wasn’t much better than Rev. But it has been a year of improvement for ASR. 

The Zoom instructions were so bad that when I told people the free captions were now available, most of them were unable to install them. But someone then posted the attached instructions and all my groups started turning on captions. At first I had to keep reminding them, but before long it became habit.

I haven’t yet attended a hybrid meeting, but my various groups are working on it.

Before Zoom had captions I subscribed to Otter and propped it up under my computer. It was helpful only rarely. The best thing about Zoom is that the captions can be moved so I can place them right under each speaker’s mouth.

During this time I have also been trying to use captions on my iPhone, so I can use it when speakers are masked. Most of them would not work without wifi, and few places I went had wifi. Just a few days ago I downloaded eyeHear, which is the most accurate and works without wifi. But I can’t figure out if it’s possible to reduce the size of the type. It is so huge that only a few words are visible at a time.

As for the Boston chapter, we used Zoom with captions. A member worked in a school and used their account. When they dropped the account, we bought a year’s subscription.

I would like to learn the results of your research.

Carol Agate 
Boston chapter, formerly Los Angeles 


On Aug 21, 2021, at 12:57 PM, Sara Oser, N Bay Of CA Chapter via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <saraoser=aol.com@...> wrote:

We are exploring options for connecting to captioning. We are exploring  in-person and hybrid (in-person and Zoom) meeting rooms. What has worked successfully for you.   What equipment did you use to send the voice to the remote captioner or to the ASR?  Do you use a captioning app on your phone and connect it to a projector? What did you view the captions on?  Did you connect to a projector and then view the captions on a television screen or regular screen? 

We are looking for details of how to set this up. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAANB
HLAA.NBofCa@...


Mary Jarrett
(904) 635-6660 (call or text)




Re: Connecting to captioning : What has worked for you?

 

When Zoom finally provided free captioning the quality was the best I had seen so far. Rev was originally useless, but it had improved. GoogleMeet wasn’t much better than Rev. But it has been a year of improvement for ASR. 

The Zoom instructions were so bad that when I told people the free captions were now available, most of them were unable to install them. But someone then posted the attached instructions and all my groups started turning on captions. At first I had to keep reminding them, but before long it became habit.

I haven’t yet attended a hybrid meeting, but my various groups are working on it.

Before Zoom had captions I subscribed to Otter and propped it up under my computer. It was helpful only rarely. The best thing about Zoom is that the captions can be moved so I can place them right under each speaker’s mouth.

During this time I have also been trying to use captions on my iPhone, so I can use it when speakers are masked. Most of them would not work without wifi, and few places I went had wifi. Just a few days ago I downloaded eyeHear, which is the most accurate and works without wifi. But I can’t figure out if it’s possible to reduce the size of the type. It is so huge that only a few words are visible at a time.

As for the Boston chapter, we used Zoom with captions. A member worked in a school and used their account. When they dropped the account, we bought a year’s subscription.

I would like to learn the results of your research.

Carol Agate 
Boston chapter, formerly Los Angeles 


On Aug 21, 2021, at 12:57 PM, Sara Oser, N Bay Of CA Chapter via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <saraoser=aol.com@...> wrote:

We are exploring options for connecting to captioning. We are exploring  in-person and hybrid (in-person and Zoom) meeting rooms. What has worked successfully for you.   What equipment did you use to send the voice to the remote captioner or to the ASR?  Do you use a captioning app on your phone and connect it to a projector? What did you view the captions on?  Did you connect to a projector and then view the captions on a television screen or regular screen? 

We are looking for details of how to set this up. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAANB
HLAA.NBofCa@...


Connecting to captioning : What has worked for you?

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

We are exploring options for connecting to captioning. We are exploring  in-person and hybrid (in-person and Zoom) meeting rooms. What has worked successfully for you.   What equipment did you use to send the voice to the remote captioner or to the ASR?  Do you use a captioning app on your phone and connect it to a projector? What did you view the captions on?  Did you connect to a projector and then view the captions on a television screen or regular screen? 

We are looking for details of how to set this up. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Sara Oser
HLAANB
HLAA.NBofCa@...


Hearing Loss Association of America - Happy National Nonprofit Day! #hlaanews

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Happy National Nonprofit Day!

By Tim Browning

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America August 17 is National Nonprofit Day! We celebrate, acknowledge and thank all the volunteers in our HLAA Chapters across...

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Re: HLAA Tech Workshop, Session 5: Introduction to Using the Internet and Emails #Announcement

Terri Shirley, CO
 

Hi Ann,

Are these workshops recorded?  I would like to watch them.   I have a conflict for the 19th.  If I register, can I see the recording? 

Thank you,
Terri

On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 6:29 PM Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador <athomas@...> wrote:
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Re: HLAA Tech Workshop, Session 5: Introduction to Using the Internet and Emails #Announcement

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

Following the Chapter Development Workshops, they are posted on the HLAA website and can be found at the bottom of this page 
https://www.hearingloss.org/chapters-state-orgs/chapter-leader-resources/


Re: HLAA Tech Workshop, Session 5: Introduction to Using the Internet and Emails #Announcement

 

Will these be available on line?

Thanks, 

Carol Agate 

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HLAA Tech Workshop, Session 5: Introduction to Using the Internet and Emails #Announcement

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Re: Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

The issue you are having with Zoom captioning using the Chrome browser is that you are opening the Zoom program using Chrome, but Zoom does not run within the Chrome browser but its own platform. That would be independent of any operating system. 
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Re: Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

 

Yes you are correct...if you check the upper left corner of the screen it probably needs to say "Chrome".
(When you have the zoom up it does not say Chrome, it says Zoom.)

Here is Chrome:





Here is Zoom:



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Re: Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

Mary Jarrett
 

Sorry - I meant when the host doesn’t enable captions on Zoom, I wasn’t able to get captions thru using Chrome. 

Mary Jarrett
MWjarrett@...
(904) 635-6660 cell

On Jul 23, 2021, at 11:06 AM, Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:

Mary, you mentioned the following above:
 I just use Chrime to connect to webinars where captions are otherwise provided, and the captions appear. Except it hasn’t worked with Zoom for me. 

Captions work with zoom (paid version and now the free version) so I am confused when you say captions don't work on zoom...(?)

 
 
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Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington State
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

 

Mary, you mentioned the following above:
 I just use Chrime to connect to webinars where captions are otherwise provided, and the captions appear. Except it hasn’t worked with Zoom for me. 

Captions work with zoom (paid version and now the free version) so I am confused when you say captions don't work on zoom...(?)

 
 
--
Carolyn J. Odio
HLAA Washington State
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

Mary Jarrett
 

I don’t know an answer to that. Perhaps if you watch the streaming using Chrome on your laptop, though that would not be as convenient. This sounds like an area where advocacy is needed to get improvement. You might post about this on the HLAA advocacy group.

On Jul 22, 2021, at 8:06 PM, Carol in Boston <carolagate34@...> wrote:

I don’t watch things live. I watch 60 Minutes and the late night comics on my iPad. Also news programs. I know how to turn captions on when there are captions, but few of the programs do. There are more often captions on the computer than on the iPad. 60 Minutes is particularly frustrating because they always have a nice big CC but when you select it there are no captions, even tho’ there are options for the color and size you want. Closer Look has captions about half the time. Stephen Colbert usually does. Anderson Cooper never does.There’s one that has captions on top that are like the old days when they were a bunch of letters that made no sense. PBS News Hour always has captions, and sometimes they are great, practically synched. But lore often they lag about 5 to 8 second behind the talker so they are close to useless. MSNBC always has a lag. I doubt they use CART, but if it’s ASR I don’t know why it lags so far. CNN does have them. There it a text logo, but it’s always greyed out.

So it tends to be erratic. I wind up choosing what I will watch based on whether there are captions and preferably the captions appear with thew speech.

On Jul 22, 2021, at 1:14 PM, Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:

Carol,
I regularly watch YouTube on my iPad, with captions. You have to turn on captioning, then the cc will appear on the video for you to choose to use them. You can Google how to do this.  

Mary Jarrett
(904) 635-6660 cell

On Jul 22, 2021, at 12:02 PM, Carol in Boston <carolagate34@...> wrote:

Thanks. I’m glad I asked instead of continuing to try figuring it out. Too bad. I use the iPad for watching TV and youtube programs. Supposedly youtube captions everything, but that, too, seems to be only on the computer and not iOS.

Carol 

On Jul 21, 2021, at 10:28 AM, Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter <jwkind2000@...> wrote:

I started using the Chrome captioning a month ago and never was able to use it on my iPad (which is my preference). I had to use it on my iMac. I’m guessing its because it doesn’t work on IOS, only on OS. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter 



Mary Jarrett
(904) 635-6660 (call or text)




Re: Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

 

I don’t watch things live. I watch 60 Minutes and the late night comics on my iPad. Also news programs. I know how to turn captions on when there are captions, but few of the programs do. There are more often captions on the computer than on the iPad. 60 Minutes is particularly frustrating because they always have a nice big CC but when you select it there are no captions, even tho’ there are options for the color and size you want. Closer Look has captions about half the time. Stephen Colbert usually does. Anderson Cooper never does.There’s one that has captions on top that are like the old days when they were a bunch of letters that made no sense. PBS News Hour always has captions, and sometimes they are great, practically synched. But lore often they lag about 5 to 8 second behind the talker so they are close to useless. MSNBC always has a lag. I doubt they use CART, but if it’s ASR I don’t know why it lags so far. CNN does have them. There it a text logo, but it’s always greyed out.

So it tends to be erratic. I wind up choosing what I will watch based on whether there are captions and preferably the captions appear with thew speech.

On Jul 22, 2021, at 1:14 PM, Mary Jarrett <mwjarrett@...> wrote:

Carol,
I regularly watch YouTube on my iPad, with captions. You have to turn on captioning, then the cc will appear on the video for you to choose to use them. You can Google how to do this.  

Mary Jarrett
(904) 635-6660 cell

On Jul 22, 2021, at 12:02 PM, Carol in Boston <carolagate34@...> wrote:

Thanks. I’m glad I asked instead of continuing to try figuring it out. Too bad. I use the iPad for watching TV and youtube programs. Supposedly youtube captions everything, but that, too, seems to be only on the computer and not iOS.

Carol 

On Jul 21, 2021, at 10:28 AM, Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter <jwkind2000@...> wrote:

I started using the Chrome captioning a month ago and never was able to use it on my iPad (which is my preference). I had to use it on my iMac. I’m guessing its because it doesn’t work on IOS, only on OS. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter 



Re: Chrome Live Captions #Captioning

Mary Jarrett
 

I think it’s automatic. I just use Chrime to connect to webinars where captions are otherwise provided, and the captions appear. Except it hasn’t worked with Zoom for me. 


On Jul 21, 2021, at 10:28 AM, Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter <jwkind2000@...> wrote:

I started using the Chrome captioning a month ago and never was able to use it on my iPad (which is my preference). I had to use it on my iMac. I’m guessing its because it doesn’t work on IOS, only on OS. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter 

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