Automatic Sync Technologies (AST), a leader in captioning and transcription technology and provider of the CaptionSync video closed captioning service, today announced updates to its integration with YouTube that will allow higher education, government, and enterprises to fully automate the process of adding ADA and Section 508-compliant closed captions to their video content published on YouTube. AST’s existing integration with YouTube allows CaptionSync users to submit YouTube video URLs and receive back high-quality closed caption files. This process makes YouTube content accessible and searchable, without the error rates found in speech recognition. The integration updates provide a full “round-trip” integration, with closed captions automatically added to YouTube videos as soon as they are available. Users simply link their YouTube account to their CaptionSync account, and then indicate which videos in their account they want captioned.
“We are excited to offer these new enhancements to our YouTube workflow integration,” said Kevin Erler, President of Automatic Sync Technologies. “Educational organizations educational content producers are increasingly including YouTube as one of their video distribution channels, and this integration allows organizations to caption this content with a very efficient workflow that reduces staff costs. Captioning YouTube video content also makes the content fully searchable, making it easier for learners to discover content, further increasing the brand and reputation of the organization.”
The integration enables YouTube content providers to further support multiple accessibility standards and regulations, as well as U.S. federal mandates, including Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.
CaptionSync is an innovative, proprietary software service powered by Automatic Sync Technologies, providing high-quality automated captioning with unrivaled speed at a fraction of the cost of conventional captioning. The simple user interface accepts electronic submission of program media and returns standard-format caption files for web-media such as Flash, QuickTime and Windows Media, for platforms such as Ensemble Video, Kaltura, Mediasite, Brightcove, Echo360, Panopto and YouTube, or for DVD authoring and broadcast. CaptionSync can simultaneously generate caption output for multiple types of media from a single submission. AST’s CaptionSync provides the Gold Standard in accuracy because it does not rely on speech recognition software and its inherent errors—AST stands apart from other providers of automated captioning for this reason.
About Automatic Sync Technologies
Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) is an industry-leading provider of web-based captioning services for thousands of customers worldwide, enabling accurate video and rich media search and retrieval to public and private sector enterprise. Formed in 1998 and funded in part by an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant, AST pioneered the automated captioning technology to deliver the most cost-efficient, high-quality, automatic captioning service available today. AST helps government agencies and educational institutions comply with regulations to make advanced communication services accessible to hard of hearing and deaf audiences. Contact AST by email firstname.lastname@example.org, online at www.automaticsync.com, or call +1 (877) 278-7962
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