Continuity Planning for COVID-19

We have had many conversations over the last few weeks with customers who are grappling with the implications of business and instruction continuity plans on digital accessibility. I wanted to share with you a few updates on what we are doing here at AST, and offer our assistance if you need a partner as you create your own continuity plans.

AST has always been a “virtual” company, with no brick-and-mortar offices. All team members are fully equipped to work remotely, and will continue to do so while maintaining our strict security and privacy standards. Our history as an online enterprise working with distance learning groups across the country gives us first-hand expertise at making online video and meetings accessible, and we thrive on the challenge of helping organizations move their operations online, accessibly.

The demand for video accessibility services has grown rapidly over the past few years, and the increased need for remote work and study due to COVID-19 will accelerate that trend. We continue to increase capacity while maintaining our commitment to quality and equally effective communication.

We aim to be your one-stop partner for anything related to video accessibility, including live captioning, transcription and captioning of recorded videoaudio description, accessible video players, and more.

We understand that this is uncharted territory for most organizations, both operationally and from a budget perspective, but if you have a sudden increase in need for captioning or audio description just give us a call and we’ll do our best to work out a cost-effective solution for you. Thank you again for your business, and for your commitment to accessibility.

With appreciation,

Kevin Erler, PhD
Cofounder and President
Automatic Sync Technologies