As a result of funding from Nesta Impact Investments, high quality live captioning called AiLive will soon be utilized within classrooms at school and universities in the UK.
Ai-Live was originally developed in Australia to provide access to people with a disability. Live captions transform the educational experience of Deaf and hard of hearing students by enabling their full participation in mainstream classrooms. Originally developed in Australia to support people with deafness in mainstream schools and workplaces, the success of Ai-Live has led to it being developed for children and young people with many different needs.
Ai-Live has also adapted their captions for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) whereby captioners listen to the lesson, summarize the content and deliver these summaries as live captions. The development of Ai-Live for use by children and young adults with many different needs offers the potential to reach many more young people, raising their educational outcomes.
Click here to learn more about Ai-Live.
with thanks to Sue Fletcher-Watson