Accessible media is crucial for students with disabilities, but it can also provide tremendous benefits for all students. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of UW’s Technology Accessibility Program and others, AST has entered into a contract to provide captioning services for the entire University of Wisconsin system with special pricing.
Making media accessible is an obligation of all media producers, but it can be a challenge. CaptionSync stands out for its simplicity and speed. Via the web, users can quickly and easily submit their media and have captions in a variety of file formats returned via email. If you have a transcript already, we can create the caption files in a matter of minutes. If not, we will create the transcript for you using our trained stenographers (no error-ridden automated speech recognition transcripts!).
The following steps will have you captioning your media in no time:
AST was founded in 1998. Our longevity is a direct result of our dedication to service and to the success of our clients. Today, CaptionSync has almost 2000 users including many names you will recognize, like the Library of Congress, NASA, the University of California, the University of Washington, the University of Texas, and, of course, the University of Wisconsin.
AST has had a long and positive relationship with the University of Wisconsin, working with CaptionSync users there since 2004. Some comments from our University of Wisconsin users can be found at the University’s Campus Media Captioning Pilot Program page.
AST’s CaptionSync offering was initially funded by the US Department of Education to create a better captioning alternative for schools. We took that mission to heart, and we believe CaptionSync offers the best blend of automation and trained professional captioning available. CaptionSync is also one of the most cost-effective solutions available — yes, it is possible to further reduce the cost by using speech recognition technology, but the resulting loss in quality makes that approach an unwise choice. Here are some of the reasons why we think CaptionSync is your best choice:
More questions? Use these pointers to help get answers:
If you are not with the UW System and are interested in making your own system-wide arrangements with AST, please contact us to discuss.
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