I’ve been playing around with a couple of new ideas for our videos and realized we’re not taking full advantage of our transcriptions. If you don’t already know, we have transcriptions of all our videos (free and premium). You can see them by clicking the “Click Here To Read The Transcript” link at the bottom of each video.
By the way, our transcriptions are completed by Glory J. – a transcriber I found on Elance.com. Since I’m such a mediocre typist, I struggled with transcribing since it took so much of my time. I finally realized I needed to outsource this task or it would never get done!
Our videos are hosted on YouTube and they have a option to upload a transcript so that viewers can read along while watching the video. This is obviously very helpful to the deaf or hard of hearing. My past experience with these automated systems is the syncing of the transcription to the video is WAY off and not useable. However, YouTube has dramatically improved this feature. I uploaded the transcript for our Top 5 Quilting Tools video and the result is amazing!
Check it out and let me know what you think. You can click on the cc button on the bottom right of the video to toggle the transcription on/off. It’s on by default. I’m going to add all of our transcriptions in this way.