Eric Kaika — Product Manager for TDI’s speech-to-text technology and caption corrections project

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On the heels of our announcement of our historic collaboration with Google to launch a product that will change the lives for many, we’re excited to announce that Eric Kaika has joined TDI as Product Manager for TDI’s speech-to-text technology and caption corrections project.

A recipient of Google’s $500,000 Impact Challenge/Disabilities two-year grant, TDI launched a project to create scalable access to affordable, accessible, and accurate captions for any live event by combining available speech-to-text technology with real-time caption corrections made by event-designated peers in addition to caption streaming via the internet. Pre-existing speech-to-text technology is used to generate and stream a live caption feed that can be corrected by event-designated participants. The web-based prototype is accessible using Android, iOS, and Windows-based mobile devices, as well as any computer equipped with a browser, speech recognition capabilities, and a microphone. When completed, the platform will offer the world’s first multilingual, speech-driven, cross-platform, real-time captioning/caption correction services.