MIT Departments: Getting Started with CaptionSync Video Accessibility Services

Accessible media is crucial for students with disabilities, but it can also provide tremendous benefits for all students. MIT has an agreement in place with AST to provide to provide our captioninglive captioning, and audio description services at special pricing for all MIT departments. We stand out for our quality, simplicity, and top-notch support. Users can quickly and easily submit their media online and have captions returned directly to your video system. 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 professional trained transcribers (no error-ridden automated speech recognition transcripts!).

Quick Start Guide

The following steps will have you captioning your media in no time:

Over a Decade of Experience

AST was founded in 2004. Our longevity is a direct result of our dedication to service and to the success of our clients. Today, CaptionSync has over 6000 users, including many names you will recognize, like the Library of Congress, NASA, the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

AST Advantages

AST’s CaptionSync offering was initially funded by the U.S. 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:

Other Resources

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Not with MIT?

If you are not with MIT and are interested in making your own system-wide arrangements with AST, please contact us to discuss.