With the world of Podcasts continuing to boom, it is important for Podcast creators to consider the breadth of the audience they are reaching, and whether their content is as accessible as it should be. In 2018, it was reported that over 38 million people listened to podcasts every week, and the giant Apple Podcasts, hit 50 billion downloads (Mediakix, 2018). As the number of people who listen and engage with podcasts continues to grow, as do the number of people who are not given ease of access to this content.
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.
So you've made a video and you want the whole world to see it. But how do you make it accessible? It's time to add 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 your video more watchable.
But how do you upload captions to your video? This guide will take you step by step through your YouTube interface so that you can add your very own Scribblr.ai captions and transcripts!
For this guide to work you will need a YouTube account as well as your Scribblr.ai caption file. Once you have an account and a caption file, you're set to make your videos accessible to everyone.
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.
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.
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?