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New rules on lecture transcripts give academics an impossible choice - UK

Higher education leaders must engage on new transcription requirements post-pandemic to ensure academics don’t have to choose between inclusion or increased workload. While the pandemic hit the sector hard, for many there was a silver lining - remote learning brought huge gains in accessibility. However, accurate captions were much more difficult for universities to achieve, and across the board staff and students have reported that the standard of transcripts generated by automatic speech recognition (ASR) is poor. Emily Nordmann, Wilhelmiina Toivo (University of Glasgow), Rachel O’Neill (University of Edinburgh)

(February 2022)