Live and Recorded Closed Captioning and Transcription

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Introducing Facebook Live Captions

Facebook announced support for the display of closed captions on Facebook Live broadcasts — a milestone in making video on Facebook accessible to all members of the community. We’re very proud to partner with Facebook to offer our services that enable more people to view live video on Facebook.

Live Captioning

Add real-time captions to any live event.

Closed Captions

Closed captions for movies, TV shows, lectures, websites, YouTube, Facebook and more.

Transcripts

We transcribe movies, tv shows, podcasts, interviews and lectures.

We want to create a world that is more open and accessible.

The world is full of great content – movies, university lectures, YouTube and Facebook videos. But most isn’t accessible to everyone which is frustrating for people that are excluded. We’ve built our business to bridge this gap adding captions to any live event or recorded materials. We provide access to great content to millions of people every day. What can we do for you?

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Download this easy-to-follow captioning guide filled with techniques perfected over 12 years. This will get you creating professional quality captions FOR FREE to increase reach, drive engagement and grow your sales.

These are the exact tips and techniques used by the team at Ai-Media to create thousands of hours of captions every week.

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What People Think

My friend started teaching me how to sign just for fun. I recently found out one of my coworkers is deaf so I'm trying to learn how to sign so I can talk to him! This page is helping me find different resources so I can learn more so I can talk to him!
Beth Anne
Beth Anne
2017-09-20T05:20:04+0000
I love this Page so much it really does help some people, I am the first person in my school ever to start an ASL club to help others learn to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people in my community, so this page helps a lot of the members in my club learn the background/ history of deaf people and how their culture works so they aren't confused, this is a very helpful tool in our meetings.
Autumn Henry
Autumn Henry
2017-09-19T16:40:04+0000
I look forward to their posts. This Universe is made up of all kinds of Beings. We need to embrace and respect All. This site gives us an understanding of More. Help me learn every day.
Carmen Bulone Seare
Carmen Bulone Seare
2017-09-17T13:25:35+0000
It's a great service and I think it does a great job educating people on sign and why it's useful and it is very important that a deaf person gets access to the means of communication that they feel comfortable doing. But I do feel that continuously putting hearing people down about what they do is annoying is only going to deter them from trying to help the deaf. And I would like to see more content from Oral deaf people, as I think there needs to be representation of both sides, and then they can work together moving forwards.
Tilda Carnegie
Tilda Carnegie
2017-09-15T10:21:58+0000
Honestly, I'd liked this page ages ago but don't believe I left any comments. After seeing a video announcing "QUILL" --- it was time to say le plus excellent! Merci!
Terry Reed
Terry Reed
2017-09-13T08:21:42+0000
I'm old, but not too old to learn this beautiful language and culture. Thank you for posting these videos. Great information.
Bffs ChuckandSunny
Bffs ChuckandSunny
2017-09-13T01:34:46+0000
as a person who lost my hearing at middle-aged...and not knowing anyone else who is deaf, i really like your videos...they make me feel much less isolated...watching them i found myself saying "Yes! You go girl/guy!"...my husband had some problems adjusting...but he is really doing a great job...he, my daughter and i are learning ASL (bill vicar) so we can communicate better...and they watch your videos also...keep them coming...God Bless
Cath Dahl
Cath Dahl
2017-09-12T01:12:17+0000
You make me open my eyes more and my communication to allow me to see and hear more when people are talking I just love the way you are teaching the world about you keep it up love you for you God bless you
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
2017-09-09T13:08:58+0000
I am hard of hearing, and vision impaired. I like this site though because it has helped me to understand more about deaf people. If you Aii-Media can could you please add some videos about deaf/blind so hearing and deaf people can learn about that too. Thank you.
Christine Rogers
Christine Rogers
2017-09-07T23:36:19+0000
I think it really brings a better understanding of the deaf and HOH to the hearing community. Anything to improve relations between cultures. And I LOVE the humor!
Kate McCarty
Kate McCarty
2017-09-06T20:24:33+0000
Amazing I really loved it just seeing the video of the father singing hand sign to his daughter's wedding was amazing I cried through it all and after it was done
Katherine Marie Cesena
Katherine Marie Cesena
2017-09-03T14:29:56+0000
It is very interesting I think a lot of people should see it because one deft and that translates messages back and forth you'll should take time to see it is nice and interesting.I my self know how to talk sign language.
Loretta Marcantel
Loretta Marcantel
2017-09-02T21:46:20+0000
Love it! I love that more and more people are advocating and showing others a whole new culture. Please keep doing what your doing and sharing it because I will...together we all can close that gap!
Mark AndHeather Shahan
Mark AndHeather Shahan
2017-09-02T17:27:25+0000
It's always a pleasure to be educated especially when it people who have capacity and capabilities different form the rest of us!!!! Thanks so much for the enlightenment.
Castillo Cervantes
Castillo Cervantes
2017-08-29T19:28:52+0000
ASL needs to be taught often. Not ignored. Amazing page you have. I know ASL because from 5th grade on up to high school I have a friend who's deaf.
Leeann Blunk
Leeann Blunk
2017-08-28T07:36:30+0000
Learning to communicate is always an act of Love...thank you for this opportunity to learn how to communicate through another language...love this site!
Betty Sue Mueller
Betty Sue Mueller
2017-08-13T14:22:21+0000
Wow, this is something very important. VERY. What we need to do is make ONE universal sign language. Then ALL people of ALL nations could talk. This animated little animal is fantastic. Just wonderful, I wish it was around when I was a kid. We should have thought of this so much sooner!! It should be available in ALL schools.
Virginia Mannino
Virginia Mannino
2017-08-08T16:42:02+0000
I always look forward to learning something new or hearing a unique story. I can bring some of what I have learned back into my studies.
Paige Louise Jordan
Paige Louise Jordan
2017-08-06T14:15:28+0000
I'm hard of hearing and know conversational ASL - I love this page because they are informative of Deaf culture and educate so many people, while also including signing videos. Very impressed with their captioning and employment of d/Deaf people in their videos. Funny, too!
Everett Higgins
Everett Higgins
2017-08-04T11:54:23+0000
I love watching the videos. Im particular deaf and im receiving my hearing aids soon i would love if someone is willing to teach my sign language. Where i live in texas theres nothing here to see face to face just books and i dont want that
Cassie Vasquez
Cassie Vasquez
2017-08-02T05:44:21+0000
I love hearing all the stories that you share the videos are very informative as a hearing person who knows a lot of asl I find this page amazing! Thank you for all you work on this page!
Stacy Anderson
Stacy Anderson
2017-08-01T14:35:54+0000
I love AI media! As a LDA (late deafened adult) the videos are fantastic and I am able to share with friends and family to show MY side! Thank you!!
Janet Ransom
Janet Ransom
2017-07-29T11:47:29+0000
When I found this page I thought it would be a way for me, a hearing person, to brush up on my signing that I haven't used in years. Turns out it's about 75% videos griping about hearing people in some way.
Paul Andrew Diseker
Paul Andrew Diseker
2017-07-28T04:40:11+0000
So i really enjoy the tips on this page, it is super helpful to hear how i can improve my interactions. However, my only complaint is that it tends to be really negative, like, what really annoys deaf people, or what deaf people hate that hearing people do. I know what hearing people do gets repetitive, but I know I am trying. It is just lack of education and knowing how much is annoying may scare some people in their interactions with deaf people more.
Jennifer Ramirez
Jennifer Ramirez
2017-07-26T15:59:06+0000
First off I love seeing the different deaf cultures! I also love that many deaf/hard of hearing/ hearing people can come together as a support group for each other and also learn about each other and other things we might not know.
Crystal Ann Sanders
Crystal Ann Sanders
2017-07-25T20:53:59+0000
Love this page. So inspiring. I've always wanted to sign but done nothing about it. Thank you for sharing the videos. Im off to learn!
Clair Eccles
Clair Eccles
2017-07-16T21:30:23+0000
Amazing organization, People with Disabilities are Superheroes. I am a believer that We are the most caring, talented individuals on Earth, and if enough were invested in by society to make our existence more than barely surviving - our world would be a much more advanced civilization.
Rachel Dawn Nesmith
Rachel Dawn Nesmith
2017-07-06T09:26:57+0000
I want to do this really bad how do i get started . my dream is to let Def children hear music������ i feel i would make it great. Ive been thinking about this for like 5 years . its time
Wanda Grier
Wanda Grier
2017-07-02T16:16:05+0000
I am sixteen from the time I was about 8 or 9 I have a always loved deaf culture watching this videos helps me lean asl
Shaylia Nadine Scoggins
Shaylia Nadine Scoggins
2017-07-01T13:49:28+0000
I love their posts. Haven't found anything I didn't like yet. Some are very informative. Keep up great work!
Martha Larson Fry
Martha Larson Fry
2017-06-29T01:42:08+0000
As a hearing person, I find all the vids I have seen so far very informative. Keep them coming because I am sharing them all. As humans we can only do better, when we know better!! So thanks for taking the time to educate those of us living in the hearing world.
Valorie Lobban
Valorie Lobban
2017-06-24T12:26:47+0000
It added perspective for me. Those basic ASL signs could help in a crucial situation. I hope to find similar basics for helping someone in medical need also. I will be following. Thank You.
Les Williams
Les Williams
2017-06-21T15:39:13+0000

Making Videos Accessible is What We Do

Captions and subtitles for video

We provide quality closed captions (also referred to as English to English subtitles in some markets) for any piece of video.

Captioning is the representation of a text version of spoken words and sounds typically available on television, online, as well as within education settings. Captions can be displayed in a variety of ways. In the case of broadcast captions, these are normally displayed at the bottom of the video and can be positioned and coloured to indicate which characters are speaking.

Captions are not only a fundamental tool in providing accessibility to those who are Deaf or hard of hearing, they also have many benefits for all, especially those who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL), have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties.

Captions assist in improving comprehension skills in both listening and reading, recognition of words and vocabulary acquisition, as well as providing an additional method of communicating content.

Captions can be open or closed. Closed captioning (called subtitling in the UK) is the most widely used type of captioning. It gives viewers the option to view captions that are carried with the broadcast signal and the viewer is required to switch the captions on or off. This is done by “opening” the closed captions at the point of viewing. Our captions can be seen across dozens of television channels on both free-to-air and subscription TV. As well as authoring our own original captions, we retime and reformat thousands of hours of captions acquired from our international suppliers to reduce costs for our clients and increase the amount of accessible content. Media that has closed captioning available is commonly identified in program guides and on DVD/video covers by the closed captioning [CC] symbol.

Sometimes it’s important for everyone to receive the message. Open captions are on display for everyone to see and are a permanent fixture on a video. It is also known as ‘burned in’ or ‘hardcoded’ captioning. We deliver open captions in a variety of fonts and styles – great for public places or events – and even YouTube channels. Subtitled foreign films are an example of open captioning.

Live Captioning

Live captioning is the conversion of speech to text in real-time.

At Ai, we deliver thousands of hours of live captioning each month for television, schools, universities, phone conferences and events.

We use two methods to create live captions – stenocaptioning and respeaking.

Stenocaptioners are skilled operators who use a specialist keyboard to create captions by typing chords with a phonetic keyboard.

Respeaking relies on speech recognition software to deliver live captions and requires an operator to listen to an audio feed and respeak those words into the speech recognition software that is specifically trained to their voice. Despite the promises of automatic speech recognition, software-only solutions are a long way from being able to be deployed for live captioning without the need for a respeaker.

Once captions have been created, these words needs to be streamed to our end-users and for this reason we developed our own purpose-built live captioning platform called Ai-Live, which delivers live captions over the internet to any web-enabled device.

With live captioning there is always a delay of around 3-5 seconds between the spoken words and the captions appearing on screen.

We currently offer two types of captions:

  1. Full Text captions that aim to capture all the meaningful words that are spoken; and
  2. Simple Text captions that deliver a single idea in a single sentence. To deliver these, our captioners remove metaphorical and figurative language, as well as breaking down complex instructions into a single step in a single sentence. Simple Text is especially useful for students with autism (or ASD) who have audio processing issues. It can reduce the anxiety caused by trying to process too much information. Students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) also benefit from simplified captions to support access to lesson content.

Transcription

We’ll accurately transcribe your audio and email it to you as fast as you need it. We use real people, not software, meaning you get an accurate representation of your audio or video recording. We offer transcription services for meetings, interviews, notes, lectures, video footage, and anything that can be recorded.

We offer two types of transcription, verbatim transcripts (or word-accurate transcripts) and content-accurate transcripts. Content-accurate transcripts are created using the same captioning method we use for live broadcast content to an accuracy rating of 98%. We don’t capture every word, but we capture everything that matters. The result is you end up with a transcript that’s shorter whilst still retaining the accuracy of the content. This method is often faster and cheaper.

If you’re interested in a transcription quote, get in touch with us now. We charge per minute with volume discounts available. All our work is 100% guaranteed which means we won’t stop until you’re happy.