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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

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Real-time captions delivered to your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Closed Captions

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

Transcripts

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We deliver fast, accurate transcripts for video and audio content.

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?

Toolkit

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The Ultimate Captioning Toolkit

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

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
This page g I've the satisfaction to continue work in the places I work love my job and be love with my community !! This work in this page is amazing thank you guy !! Love it !! OMG !! For me the video I love the most is the doll my favourite !!! Thank you again !!!
Rojas Jaque Elizabeth Maria
Rojas Jaque Elizabeth Maria
2017-07-02T15:23:07+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
Am enjoying learning something my 7 year old twin daughters are learning just because it interests them.
Roberta Martin Dumont
Roberta Martin Dumont
2017-06-17T01:15:13+0000
Informative, beautiful. I have always wanyed to learn sign and want to educate others in the hearring community so they can help others in good times and bad. Wonderful channel
K Arrin Mccain
K Arrin Mccain
2017-06-16T20:26:27+0000
Ima really iike this site cause i can learn a lot about sign language, keep it going and i will keep visiting and commenting.
Linda Martin
Linda Martin
2017-06-14T17:14:11+0000
I am interested in the world of Sign language especially ASL because i am a hearing impaired. If i am not Deaf this page or sign language would not have been impacted on my life. Thanks to Ai-Media page
Tony Odu-yaya
Tony Odu-yaya
2017-06-14T04:06:11+0000
As someone who is part of the hard of hearing/ deaf community, I love reading these posts! Thank you for sharing these and the stories these people have share.
Willow Woods
Willow Woods
2017-06-13T19:47:55+0000
as a hearing senior with a deaf grandchild I love your page. It helps me with learning my signs and I love practicing with everything you do. even news casts are practice for me. Thank you :)
Monica Griffiths
Monica Griffiths
2017-06-10T04:55:50+0000
How wonderful to see what you young men can do for those home cannot hear.May God bless you both with the tools you need to complete this wonderful New device.Congratulations.
Donna Barba
Donna Barba
2017-06-06T01:59:00+0000
I work with special needs children and have been wanting to learn signing. I have taught myself signing by alphabet but not quickly! This is wonderful!
Tammie English
Tammie English
2017-06-04T05:53:30+0000
Thank you for sharing sign language signs. I have a older son who is deaf and is away at college, so I don't get to sign much. So hence to say, "If you don't use it, you lose it." Thank you for helping me to remember.
Cindy Clark Cracraft
Cindy Clark Cracraft
2017-06-03T12:31:30+0000
As a hearing/speaking person i love this site,but my only complaint is that only deaf people are advocated for yet what about mutes? I am learning ASL for my daughter who is nonverbal. She hears maybe not completely perfect but is mute so needs ASl to communicate with the world. Why are nonverbals never mentioned?
Glenda Houston
Glenda Houston
2017-06-01T05:51:38+0000
This is beautiful, I have many family members who were born hearing and many who were Born deaf. My father know both worlds. So this is a beautiful page and I'm so happy to have found you
Victoria R. Smith
Victoria R. Smith
2017-05-25T02:27:10+0000
I was thinking to my self I need so etching interesting something that will help me learn ASL and this it's what I want this is what I love I so called a "hearing person " to deaf ppl but that's ok but I respect each and ever deaf person I couldn't and haven't been thru what your going thru but I tbh it's not all that great to hear gun shots down the street, or hearing nothing but ppl fighting about the world but any ways I love ASL just started couple weeks ago and still going strong learning a lot every day thank u to this page !!!!!!
Zackery Fox
Zackery Fox
2017-05-24T04:07:39+0000
Love all the videos! I have worn hearing aids for 32 years and they are remarkable Love what you do!
Karla Bowman
Karla Bowman
2017-05-20T01:20:59+0000
Thank you for helping me accept that my my hearing loss is not a loss at all, but a gain in myself and this community
Emily Rose Meyers
Emily Rose Meyers
2017-05-14T03:32:58+0000
It should be taught as early as Kinda ( Pre School ) Every sporting activity instructors should learn , bus and tram attendants , the list goes on
Coral Campbell
Coral Campbell
2017-05-09T13:16:45+0000
l love your videos they're so enjoyable as well as informative . I pass them on to all FB friends so they too can become more enlightened. Thanks, keep up the good work.
Joy Valizadeh
Joy Valizadeh
2017-04-30T12:49:32+0000
Added closed caption on my daughter's inspiring story quickly @ my request with KRDO. Y'all are amazing, thanks!
Jessica Needs
Jessica Needs
2017-04-17T04:40:21+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.