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Does Video Transcription Ruin The Viewing Experience?

One big question has come up within the world of transcription, largely from people on the fence about it: Does transcription ruin the viewing experience for people who don’t expressly need it for accessibility? It’s an understandable concern. We take so much time to make sure that our websites are open to anyone who may want to visit them. There are lots of factors to consider. Will fixing one part break another?…

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OK, I've got my transcript and my subtitle file. Now what?

Our last blog post discussed why you need video transcription for your website. New guidelines by the Department of Justice have moved ensuring accessibility of your online material from a nice-to-have to a real need. You’re onboard the accessibility train and you’ve got transcription services lined up to bring your website’s video library up to spec. Your completed transcriptions are starting to come in, and you’re ready to take the next step.…

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Why You Need Video Transcription For Your Website In 2018

Though it may not seem like it, there’s a lot of the Internet that people don’t understand. We don’t mean in terms of confusing apps or content in other languages; today, we’re talking about web accessibility. In 2018, the Department of Justice is due to announce new guidelines for web accessibility. When that happens, the rules for what websites need to do to ensure accessibility will be official…not to mention potentially enforceable.…

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How Can Your Business Use Transcription Services?

Here at CastingWords, we want to provide a text counterpart for every type of audio and video recording our customers can produce. We provide reliable transcription services to our customers so they can keep focusing on what matters to them; their own businesses and lives. A good percentage of our customers come to us with occasional projects, ordering one or two transcripts here and there. But some businesses come back time and time again, relying on our help with large quantities of material and recurring projects.…

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Subtitles and Captions: Apples & Oranges or Tomato/Tomahto?

Our last post discussed the difference between our Timestamps upgrade and our Subtitles & Captions upgrade, and what you get with each. We explained that, on our end, Subtitles & Captions are all one product; you order the upgrade, and we give you the whole range of subtitle and caption formats so you can download whichever one you need. But what, in fact, is the difference between subtitles and captions? Once you have all those downloadable files, which do you choose?…

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Video Transcription: Rank Higher on YouTube

As of September 2017, YouTube is the second most visited website on the Internet, worldwide. That means there are a staggering number of users watching videos, which represents a fantastic opportunity for anyone trying to get in front of potential customers! Once you create a video and upload it to your channel, how do you optimize it to rank higher in search results? CastingWords has some tricks that can help boost your video’s ranking in both YouTube and search engine results.…

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