Work Item
ASTM WK76503

New Guide for Captioning

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the development of standards (specifications, guides, test methods, classifications, practices, and terminology) for language services and products. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM technical committees and other organizations having mutual interest. The Committee will be charged with the avoidance of duplication where possible.


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

Item: 000