Making audio and video content more accessible can be done via closed captions. Captions are a text version of the dialogue and sounds in a video and are displayed on screen in time with the soundtrack. Something as simple as text at the bottom of the screen can make a whole world of difference for many people, and make the content available to all.
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What is Transcription?
Transcription is the process of converting the spoken word into text. This service is performed by a 'transcriber', who is specially trained to type audio into text in rapid speed.
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In a word. Yes.
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What is Captioning?
Captioning is the presentation of audio-visual content as text on screen. It can involve both sound effects as well as the spoken word. It is generally intended to assist viewers with hearing impairments, deafness, or muted audio.