Live Event Captions

This service of Recap'd delivers captions to a webpage or mobile device for events in real-time as they are sent by the captioner. It can be used for any live web conference, meeting or call. Users only need a browser on their computer or mobile device to view the captions. Incoming captions can be delivered to a webpage dedicated to an event or used in a widget that can be embedded on any webpage. The captions are archived immediately after the event, and can be output in several different formats.

Recap'd makes it easy and intuitive for you to schedule and manage captions for your events, add and manage users, duplicate events and much more. The 'Upcoming Events' page enables you to see all your scheduled events.

Upcoming Events table

Creating an event is quick and easy.

Create a New Event modal

Event Page: You can obtain all the relevant information about your event from this page. Events can be started and stopped at the click of a button. The page also displays the URL link for the event, as well as the Embed Code to embed the caption widget in a web page.

Event Page

The Live Event page is a unique URL for event captioning. This URL is assigned by Recap'd and can be provided to users to access captions for an event. Users have a lot of flexibility and control while viewing the captions.

Live Captions page
  • Resizing the Captioning Window: Users can resize and position the browser window anywhere on your computer screen to keep working while Recap'd displays captions. This is particularly useful when used in conjunction with an online meeting program.
  • Viewing options: Users can control the font style, size, and color, as well as the background color to suit their preferences.
  • Scrolling: By default, captions scroll up the page to accommodate new captions coming in below. Users also have the option to freely scroll through the history of captions during an event.

The Recap'd widget is an application that can be embedded in a web page to stream live captioning for an event. The widget code is generated from the admin interface, and can be pasted into the html of a web page. Administrators can upload a logo and fully customize the widget styles (CSS) to seamlessly integrate it with a particular website or brand.

Embeddable Widget
  • Users can expand or collapse the widget to display or hide the captions.
  • Clicking 'Pop out Widget' will open the 'Live Event' page in a new tab in your browser.
  • The text size can be adjusted within the widget by toggling between the three A's.

Your captions can be easily accessed on any mobile device using the Live Captions URL. Reach users on iPad, iPhones, Android and Blackberry devices, no matter where they are. The mobile interface is optimized for clear, clean caption delivery.

The Live Event page is accessible in a mobile style on devices such as iPhones, iPads, Droid and other devices.

Users can adjust the text size with the + or − buttons. They can adjust the text color and background color by popping up the menu, and selecting a color or entering a hex code for a customized color. Live scrolling can be toggled on to keep the screen on the most recent captions or off to scroll through the history of captions.


Recapd uses industry standard 256-bit SSL encryption for all of its events. We also offer several additional layers of optional security features that can be enabled on an a per event basis.

Security page
  • Passcode: Set up a unique passcode that is required to access an event.
  • IP Access Control Lists: Whitelist or blacklist specific IP addresses to determine where people can access the event from.
  • Disable Caption Storage: Disable caption storage to prevent any captions from being archived in the Recapd database.
  • Invites: Restrict access to your event to invited participants. Using Recapd’s invite system participants receive a link with a unique hashed token that will grant them access to the event.
  • Single Sign On: SAML authentication for SSO is available for use with the identity provider of your choice, including LDAP and ActiveDirectory, so you have control over who can access captioning for your events.

Translated events can deliver big benefits, like increased customer trust, accessibility and a better overall user experience. Easily turn on machine generated translations to Spanish, French, Arabic and several other languages allowing non-English speakers to follow your event and expand your reach to new audiences. Once the event is done, export the translated event in one of many caption formats for re-use.

Live Translation page

Have a meeting in Adobe Connect or Zoom that requires captions? Quickly enable our integration and send captions to your meeting meetings directly from Recapd. Are you using ON24 or WebEx? Use one of our existing widgets or custom urls to quickly add captions there.

Integrations page

Do you already have a solution for delivering captions set up? Using Recapd's Generic Endpoint feature we can deliver real time caption data to an ingestion URL allowing you to incorporate the data into your own caption delivery solution. You have full control over how the captions are delivered being able to adjust segmentation output as well as minimum and maximum duration of your captions.

All the captioned events in Recap'd are archived upon completion. The admin can easily access the archives either through browsing or search.

Search Results

View and edit every word of your transcript down to the second with our transcript editor. Shift timecodes and bulk remove unwanted text.

Archived transcript

Recapd is fully cloud based on Amazon Web Services. With automatic scaling in place, no number of users is an obstacle. The system can handle multiple thousands of simultaneous viewers for several large-scale events without skipping a beat. With the possibility of unlimited viewers and a guaranteed 99.999% uptime Recapd is the online captioning solution you can count on.

Recapd offers a RESTful API allowing you to interact with nearly every element of the tool. Create, edit or export an event. Communicate with the embedded widget, control the content delivered to clients and manage your account among other things.

Get to understand how your users are using captions. Recapd provides detailed usage analytics for all of your events. See how many users tuned in to your events broken down by caption delivery method as well as device type, browser and operating system.

Event Analytics

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