Making a success of subtitling, research at the UvA and HvA

Based on the Equal Treatment Act and the conviction that good accessible education is a requirement, we were asked to investigate subtitling of audiovisual material for the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Our mission was to investigate what is needed to make audiovisual material accessible with use of transcription, now and in the future.

To get a good impression of the quality of speech recognition nowadays we offered several companies in the market a test set and analysed the test results. All these findings resulted in an advice about implementing subtitling of video at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of applied sciences.

In this meeting I would like to tell more about our project and share the (anonymised) results.