WGBH Makes Video Captioning Accessible and Affordable with Free Software Innovation


The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH has developed free downloadable captioning software, the Caption and Description Editing Tool (CADET), which they unveiled to the public on May 11, 2017. The new tool, funded in part by a grant from the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General allows users to affordably produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player that supports the display of captions and any web browser.