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Captions Disclaimer

Captions Disclaimer

Learning & Teaching Podcast - episode 15 is now available: New Terms, New Semesters and New Horizons.

Captions Disclaimer

The University aims to provide machine generated captions for pre-recorded videos and live videos stored for 14 days or more, made using centrally supported services, primarily ReCap (Panopto), Zoom, Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft PowerPoint. The captions will appear as text at the bottom of the video which you can switch on and off. 

The accuracy of machine generated captions varies depending on the audio quality, topic and speaker and therefore are unlikely to be 100% accurate. However, the University does not think correcting automatically-generated captions is an effective or proportionate activity, and does not expect or require staff to edit or correct automatically-generated captions. Therefore, you should not rely solely on the captions when viewing video content and use them alongside other learning resources such as accompanying PowerPoint slides and wider readings to ensure you understand the topic and terminology used.

If the video content provided as part of your programme for the current academic year does not have captions please contact the content creator.

If you require accurate captions as part of your reasonable adjustment please contact disabilityadvisor@newcastle.ac.uk.