Posted by John Dalziel on Saturday, June 11, 2011,
Providing a transcript – a textual version of a video and/or audio – increases accessibility of the content. Practitioners and/or learners who are deaf-blind can
access the content by using a refreshable (dynamic) Braille display,
which converts text into Braille.
Providing transcripts also has other benefits:
The text is then searchable by search engines.
People can double-check a point without listening to the audio/video again.
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