Not being able to hear the world in the same way as the majority of people can impact you from a social and emotional perspective. Frustration at not being able to access content that you need or enjoy can make the world an exasperating place.
Did you know that more than 5% of the population globally has disabling hearing loss? Or that it is estimated that this will grow to one in ten people by 2050. That’s 900 million people. So you’re not alone in your need for better accessibility when it comes to content, especially across audio formats such as podcasts and video.
While captioned content and transcription is becoming more common, there are still vast amounts that are left in their original audio only form. There is now an easy way to access this content when you need it and in a written format.
Creating Accessible Options
Transcription is more than just recorded speech. The person transcribing emphasises the identity of the speakers and sounds like laughter, silence etc. This results in a comprehensive understanding of all the audio which occurred in a program or event.
Captioning is the display of audio content as text on the screen. Captions involve sound effects as well as the spoken word and can help to provide more detail when it is needed alongside the visuals of video.
What can you transcribe or caption?
If audio is recorded, a transcript of it can be made, and when there is video, closed captions can be added. However, the highest demand for transcripts and captioning comes from:
- Facebook/ YouTube Videos
- Corporate Meetings
- Legal Proceedings
- University Lectures
- Family Events
Is it affordable?
Our mission is to make the world more accessible. One of the ways we do this is ensure transcription and captioning is affordable, accurate and easy to get a hold of.
Pricing for a service like Scribblr.ai start at $1/minute.
Should I Choose Captions or Transcription?
Deciding which option is best for you is a personal choice.
Are you looking to use a video so that you can watch the visuals while reading along and potentially want to share it with others? If so, captions would be incredibly useful here.
If you’re looking for content without the need for visuals or want to access a podcast, transcription is the way to go.
You can read more about transcription and captions here or reach out to our team – we’d love to help you.