How Captions and Transcripts Can Make You a Workplace Accessibility Champion

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2019 2:34:39 PM

 The workplace, for many of us, is a sacred place. A place of challenge, triumph and defeat. We spend most of our time there - working and mingling with our colleagues, discussing weekend events and the latest TV series. However, many workplaces have a dark secret: they are not accessible to everyone. Employees with disability are often left behind either due to bias or a lack of accessibility awareness. This is typically unintentional, but accessibility initiatives are trying to undo this injustice and make the workplace accessible for all employees.

 

Being a workplace accessibility champion is a pivotal role in any company or organisation. It involves seeking out inaccessibility and resolving it. Here, we will get you started on your journey as a champion of workplace access through two services: captions and transcripts.

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Topics: captions, Accessibility, Closed Captions, transcripts, Work, workplace

How to Add Captions to YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2019 4:42:22 PM

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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Topics: #captionsmatter, Deaf culture, DIY Captioning, Facebook, Facebook captioning, humour, marketing, Accessibility, All, Blog, Captioning, closed captioning, Closed Captions, DIY Captioning, Facebook closed captions, Vimeo, YouTube

The Importance of Captions and Transcripts for YouTube Content Creators

Posted by Jakeb Sparke on Mar 1, 2019 10:54:08 AM

YouTube is the social media phenomenon with 1.9 billion logged in monthly users, where more than 1 billion hours of video is watched daily and 70% of views are from mobile devices.

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Topics: transcription, Accessibility, Captioning, transcripts, YouTube, deaf friendly, Content

Do You Really Need Captions and Transcriptions?

Posted by admin on Mar 1, 2019 10:50:21 AM

In a word. Yes.

With globalization and the resulting 24/7 nature of business and information flow, there is increasing pressure to make your content available to any consumer, in any location, at any given moment.

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Topics: captions, transcription, Accessibility, Closed Captions, open captions, technology, Web Accessibility, transcript, optimization

Transcription for Podcasters: Are you ahead of the pack?

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2019 5:05:04 PM

Podcasters are a talented bunch of people with a lot of interesting information to share, but with more than 550,000 active podcasts now available globally the question is:

How do you grow your audience when listeners are spoiled for choice?

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Topics: transcription, Accessibility, accessible, Deaf, SEO, transcripts, Podcasts, Pricing