WHAT IS TRANSCRIPTION AND WHEN DO I NEED IT?
Transcription refers to the act of transcribing. According to Merriam-Webster, when you transcribe, you “make a written copy.”
Transcription can involve documents and audio information. To make it clearer, some examples of transcription could be:
making a written copy of a document (essentially creating a second copy of the written material);
listening to an audio file and creating a written record of what was spoken
For instance, a person may take spoken notes from a doctor and transcribe them, creating a document to add to a patient file. Courtrooms also use transcribers to capture what’s shared by attorneys, witnesses, defendants, and other participants, crafting a written record that reflects what’s said during trials and hearings.
When a document or audio file is transcribed, the written output is usually an exact copy of what’s being shared. The resulting written record is free of embellishment, outside opinion, or other additions.
Why is transcription so important?
1. Makes Content Relevant For The Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing
Delivering accessibility alternatives to those with hearing impairments not only influences corporate social responsibility and increases the brand image, but has the power to open up services to a completely new audience.
2. Enables Creating Subtitles Or Closed Captions
Closed captions or subtitles wouldn’t be possible without a complete transcription document from the video.
3. Increases User Experience (UX)
Transcripts make a better user experience, delivering an alternative method for visitors to interact with audio or video content.
At YOKO, we turn your audio and video notes/conferences into text in one click! You just need to upload your files and we will return the transcription in your preferred format.
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