Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

Accessibility in Panopto

Panopto is designed to be accessible for all users. Please visit Panopto's Accessibility Features support page for detailed information.

Panopto carries out automatic speech recognition (ASR) on all recordings, to provide reference text for its enhanced search capabilities.For accessibility reasons, Sussex have enabled Panopto to create automatic captions that will be embedded directly onto your video recording. Viewers have the option to turn captions off and change their appearance (see below). These machine-generated captions aren't as accurate as human transcription, but they can be revised and edited to improve their accuracy. For recordings less than an hour long it may take 8 hours to process the automatic speech recognition; for longer recordings it may take up to 24 hours.

To edit or delete the ASR captions, follow the instructions on Panopto's support page on adding ASR captions to a recording. 

Please note that closed captioning is now a requirement as part of the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations. This came into force in September 2020. 

You don't need to do this for your students. In Panopto, anyone can control how the captions are displayed to them during playback, so each student will be able to adjust the caption display to suit their own preference. To set your caption display preference, click the three dots (titled "Caption Styling") at the bottom of the player. For detailed guidance, visit Panopto's support page on how to change caption styling.

Yes, the Panopto player allows anyone viewing a recording to vary the playback speed, from half speed through to double speed. The control for this is at the bottom of the view window and can be accesssed via keyboard shortcuts.

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