Last week I shared the benefits of providing a transcript in addition to captioning a video (an accessibility must!). But, short of transcribing each word yourself, how do acquire the transcript?
Here are a few suggestions:
- Laura Fitton recommends SpeakerText – a fast and affordable transcription service.
- Weston Norton suggests CastingWords – the budget package offers transcripts at $0.75/minute.
- Darrell Hyatt explains how to use voice recognition software Dragon Naturally Speaking to create transcripts (This method tends to work best when only one person is speaking.)
Do you use other tools or methods for creating transcripts? Share in the comments below.
When creating transcripts for videos, adding details about the setting, actions and such may be beneficial to those relying solely on the transcript.
Once the spoken word is captured, that text can be used to caption the video (again, essential for accessibility) and repurposed to create products in other formats. Definitely a win-win scenario!