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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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

Yes, liking the posts very much and more telling are the number of my friends and followers who turn around and share the videos. They so help people understand my situation, the issues with things like lip-reading and such.
Paula Brown
Paula Brown
2017-12-09T16:33:51+0000
I love all the videos and information, brings a smile to my face as someone who is a big supporter of the deaf community
Ky Joy Wry
Ky Joy Wry
2017-12-08T17:23:09+0000
I love this page, we just had our first baby 8 months ago and he was born deaf. He is the only one deaf in our whole family and ever since I found out I read or find anything I can get my hands on. My husband and I take ASL classes right now and I like to watch the videos because not only can I practice by watching sign, but it helps us and our family understand different things that we never thought of or are hard for some to understand.
ZachnSunni Laxague
ZachnSunni Laxague
2017-12-07T16:19:26+0000
I think that this is going to help bridge more than just the gap between the deaf and hearing community to be honest this is a start to an amazing evolution
Markenson Sharp
Markenson Sharp
2017-12-07T01:33:42+0000
I love the stories on here. I have two deaf children who are now 30 & 27. I feel bad I never got fluent in ASL. I’m grateful that I do communicate with my children & that both lip read beside signing.
Linda Aaron Schulbaum
Linda Aaron Schulbaum
2017-12-07T00:27:36+0000
Nothing wrong with your business. But do wish you would cease putting American sign language videos on your FB page. This is Australia and we use Auslan.
Paul Bartlett
Paul Bartlett
2017-11-20T12:52:57+0000
I am someone who is deaf and never signed. I don't know what it is like to communicate with others who are deaf. I was always mainstreamed in school. Only know old folk in my community with deafness. Never had a peer. This site makes me wish that others around me had a better understanding of who I am!!! Always felt alone even those around me do love me!! There are days I wish I didn't have to put in in my hearing aids to satisfy the hearing world. Also love how I have this hearing disabilty and yet declared by the state that I am not disabled because I have a education. This site has made me so emotional, happy and sad, thank you so much for creating this page!! �
Shavon Keefe
Shavon Keefe
2017-11-19T16:26:59+0000
I have you deaf Florence Martinez San Antonio like the deaf Cailfana school for the deaf Fremont 1993
Florence Martinez
Florence Martinez
2017-11-14T09:13:32+0000
So useful. Helpful to all people . I share with my niece so that we may both do our best to learn some ASL and perhaps she will find it will help someone on her job in the service industry and in meeting people in life. I just wish there were more accessible local classes to attend that weren't at a university. But for the lay person. So please keep these posts coming. They are so helpful! thank-you.
Melissa Hill
Melissa Hill
2017-11-13T11:38:02+0000
I LOVE the fact there is a community online for people to learn about deaf culture. I am hearing and learning ASL. To come hear and learn more about how hearing and deaf can communicate, is great. Thank you!
Ecllipse DeLoach
Ecllipse DeLoach
2017-11-11T07:01:57+0000
I'm a hearing person who is genetically predisposed to severe hearing loss. I want to live in a world where everyone signs and no-body feels isolated or alienated because of unreasonable communication barriers. I also want to see greater awareness of deafness and the accessibility of media and communication. This page and the awesome people who contribute to it are inspirational.
Zak Kadmon
Zak Kadmon
2017-10-31T20:24:33+0000
I’m Deaf,wonderful good proud your deaf community our world as sign language as good culture in world.
Gem Batain
Gem Batain
2017-10-31T17:09:52+0000
I love the videos posted about different signs. I started learning when I was younger but stopped after a while. I am excited to be learning more ASL! �
Mikki Thompson
Mikki Thompson
2017-10-30T16:03:11+0000
I WANNA LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE SO MUCH THAT ITS LIKE AMAZING I WANNA BE ABLE TO TALK TO OTHERS WHO ACTUALLY DO USE ASL IN CASE OF EMERGENCY TO
Emmaly Kozak
Emmaly Kozak
2017-10-27T04:38:16+0000
My grandmother was deaf and I only know the alphabet but I love this page 🙂 I get to learn more and more
Dominique Angele
Dominique Angele
2017-10-26T15:16:20+0000
I do B.S.L and I love it. But another love of mine is anything Australian...I have been to Australia twice. So if anyone from Aussie fancies chatting in sign or messages via fb..then message away. I want to learn Auslan. Ive looked into before...I used certain signs for my level 3 BSL .
Laura Jayne Carter
Laura Jayne Carter
2017-10-26T11:34:53+0000
I love this page! I used to sign when I was little because we had a ASL program and we would go learn sign language with the hearing impaired.(they got rid of it, sadly) I like this because i can still learn some sign language, even if it’s just basic. I have some hearing impaired customers come into my job and I’m always the one that helps them. I enjoy the videos cause this is an awesome page with awesome people, and it helps me practice ASL!
Dominique Lynn
Dominique Lynn
2017-10-25T17:54:52+0000
I am not deaf or hard of hearing and neither are any of my family members, but I believe it is very important to know ASL for all aspects of life. I believe in equality for all including those who use ASL to communicate.
Alexanderia Perez
Alexanderia Perez
2017-10-15T17:12:30+0000
I'm great to be part of you. Now I have only finished a-z level Thank to all I'm eagerly waiting to learn more words and sentence so guide me to learn this ASL ��
Sangeetha Rajendran
Sangeetha Rajendran
2017-10-11T16:09:01+0000
Am 61 yrs young and been wearing hearing aids since 10 yrs old I never got an option and never heard about sign language till in my 20 s , I wish I was given that chance to Sign in my school years it's fantastic what this lady is doing for all the babies born deaf , I salute you with all my heart xxxx
Sparki Thomson
Sparki Thomson
2017-10-08T13:27:47+0000
I love this page. I'm trying to learn more asl, on my own. I'm hearing. When my d daughter was a baby she had a lot of trouble saying certain words to communicate on my own I thought it would be a good idea to teach her some sign language not a lot but it was enough for her and as an adult now I think this language is beautiful and if she was deaf as a baby I would not get her hearing aids I would heater more and be there for her in her own language not mine.
Bridgett Walker
Bridgett Walker
2017-10-07T14:48:24+0000
They are doing a wonderful job of bringing our world together while so.many others are trying to tear it apart. Kudos!💜💜💜
Rachel Simonelli
Rachel Simonelli
2017-09-29T14:55:03+0000
I believe in the service you provide but please start employing people who speak English properly. Some times while reading captions it's obvious that it has been done by an Asian with poor English skills. Also some shows your a few seconds behind hybpa is a bad one
Wayne Campbell
Wayne Campbell
2017-09-29T13:20:07+0000
Hi! How are you? I like it. Thank you so much. I am deaf, and from Hong Kong. I am work now so busy. God Bless you love���
Yeh Sia Amy Pun
Yeh Sia Amy Pun
2017-09-28T07:40:27+0000
And I need it and most no how blessed you all thank you so much very very much it is a great idea we talk it is just different way just like adore langue amen ������
Yessica Ortiz
Yessica Ortiz
2017-09-27T02:21:56+0000
I think it's great that they're are more deaf people coming out and expressing themselves. Letting they're light shine. This sit is awesome and I love it.
Cynthia Duran
Cynthia Duran
2017-09-22T17:19:34+0000
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
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

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.