Work Item
ASTM WK76503

New Guide for Captioning

1. Scope

This standard describes captioning services and products in the marketplace. The standard informs providers, students, trainers and customers concerning the many types of captioning and the nuanced differences of each, while informing their buying decisions and improving the quality of products and services.


real-time; remote; stenography; steno-writing; voice writing; communication access; ADA; closed captioning; subtitles; broadcast; CART; speech-to-text; word-for-word; meaning-for-meaning, automated speech recognition; machine transcription; voice recognition;


Captioning services are provided in the marketplace to users in a variety of settings, and applications, and by a variety of practitioners and techniques. The standard is necessary to inform and educate those who are involved to ensure equal communication access for the D/deaf and hard-of-hearing.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F43.06

Committee: F43

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-09-2021

Technical Contact: Thomas Brown

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