AV1 releases SCRIBBLE live captioning to boost inclusivity at events

By Sprintr by AV1, 10 July, 2019

Technical production provider AV1 has launched a real-time AI-powered live captioning technology to boost inclusivity at events.

The product, powered by Boxer Analytics and aptly named SCRIBBLE, aims to change the world ‘one word at a time’ by providing accessible live captioning for every attendee in every conference room who experiences deafness, hearing difficulty or learning and comprehension challenges.

AV1, a Certified B Corporation, has launched the product during B Corp Month in July 2019 – a month dedicated to raising awareness of B Corporations – which are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest third-party verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Around 20% of Australians have some form of learning challenge and for nearly 21% of Australians English is their second language. And whilst it’s rare to find a conference venue around Australia that isn’t fitted with wheelchair ramps and accessibility functions for attendees with physical disabilities, a huge portion of events still do not provide options for attendees with hearing or learning challenges.

AV1 Managing Director Keith Wootton said, “Until now, live captioning has only been delivered by people, not technology.

“By removing the resource constraints of this manual labour, cost and complexity, with SCRIBBLE we’re able to put this technology within reach for every attendee, every presenter, and every event.”

The SCRIBBLE technology was first developed in partnership with a national education department to assist children in schools with deafness or partial hearing loss.

After its early success in the education space, developers realised those same children with hearing and learning difficulties at school grew up to face the same challenges in tertiary education, then at work when attending conferences and events.

Now, backed by AV1’s expert technical production team, SCRIBBLE’s AI-powered captioning will allow mainstream adoption so Australian events can move towards a standardised inclusive environment.

Early adopters of SCRIBBLE will be able to relish the opportunity of embracing social responsibility and leadership.

Together with AV1, organisers can foster innovation, inclusion and change in the industry.

For more information: http://bit.ly/scribble_enquiry

About AV1
AV1 designs and produces events and experiences, offering services across production management, audiovisual, digital media and event technology. AV1 is a Certified B Corporation. For more information, visit www.av1.com.au

About Boxer ICT
Boxer ICT has been providing Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) services to Australian businesses for over 15 years. They’ve helped hundreds of companies right-size their IT infrastructure, deliver complex solutions across multiple geographies, and contribute tangible value to their customers. For more information, visit www.boxerict.com.au

Source: Sprintr by AV1