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Introducing Facebook Live Captions

Facebook announced support for the display of closed captions on Facebook Live broadcasts — a milestone in making video on Facebook accessible to all members of the community. We’re very proud to partner with Facebook to offer our services that enable more people to view live video on Facebook.

Live Captioning

Ai-Live captions on iPad screen

Real-time captions delivered to your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Closed Captions

Closed captions for movies, TV shows, lectures, websites, YouTube, Facebook and more.

Transcripts

We deliver fast, accurate transcripts for video and audio content.

We want to create a world that is more open and accessible.

The world is full of great content – movies, university lectures, YouTube and Facebook videos. But most isn’t accessible to everyone which is frustrating for people that are excluded. We’ve built our business to bridge this gap adding captions to any live event or recorded materials. We provide access to great content to millions of people every day. What can we do for you?

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The Ultimate Captioning Toolkit

Download this easy-to-follow captioning guide filled with techniques perfected over 12 years. This will get you creating professional quality captions FOR FREE to increase reach, drive engagement and grow your sales.

These are the exact tips and techniques used by the team at Ai-Media to create thousands of hours of captions every week.

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What People Think

Es muy important to learn otros lenguajes de communication .me gustaria aprender para poder ensenar y comunicarme con mi hermana que ha Perdido el cien por ciento de la audicion. Muchas gracias.
Luz Guerrero
Luz Guerrero
2018-03-31T21:01:54+0000
Hi id like to speak about my recent journey as a deaf. Woman survivor of human trafficking where do i start?
Cinnette Perry
Cinnette Perry
2018-03-24T19:42:38+0000
I grew up in a large family of nine. My older sister was deaf and in those days there was not much compassion for hearing impaired individuals. I am so happy that the deaf community has been active in empowering themselves. Such gifted people..such talent. god bless this site for their work. In my family I was taught by my deaf sister at age five to interpret for her. She also went on to teach her hearing daughter to use sign. ..we need more sign for the deaf they are not going to be held back anymore. god bless them xo
Melanie Rae Bertenshaw
Melanie Rae Bertenshaw
2018-03-24T18:14:20+0000
I'm not deaf, but I grew up in 'special ed' classes in the 80's/90's, which meant all kids that weren't "normal" went to classes together. Because of this I learned a lot of sign language, (several kids in my classes were deaf). I feel fortunate now that I experienced learning beside deaf classmates. I feel like I am a more well-rounded person. Pages like this I feel help the hearing impaired community, but also bring awareness to those who haven't really thought about the issues that the hearing impaired experience.
Lindsey Chan
Lindsey Chan
2018-03-20T04:31:03+0000
Great thing all people learn ASL and more expert of understand communication and feeling and I am deaf and hearing impaired
Erik Hinderman
Erik Hinderman
2018-03-19T00:06:13+0000
If little kids learn sign language, they learn language quicker before they can even talk to start. I think that sign language should be taught to everyone from the start of school. Then every one could sign. I have autistic grandchildren, one call talk somewhat and the other call communicate well. One also has a condition where the message to hands and mouth misses signals. The sign helps this signal get through to talk.
Belinda Saxon
Belinda Saxon
2018-03-18T02:57:41+0000
I am not deaf, but i tend to have difficulty hearing, especially with noise around me. I am constantly having to ask people to be quiet because at a certain point it all becomes white noise, and i cannot concentrate on one voice (i.e. multiple people in a room talking) or i am asking for the volume to be turned up because i cannot hear it though everyone else has no issues. Captions help in this case because with captions i can apply the sounds i am hearing to a word or phrase and it makes sense. I dont see movies in theaters because i usually can't hear half the movie, and i prefer to listen to music or watch videos in a quiet room or with headphones so i can hear. I am always so happy when videos have captions and i appreciate your work to get captions in all media and make media accessible to all.
Sarah Stott
Sarah Stott
2018-03-03T03:03:47+0000
Very good for positive.. I like it. I want to join your media because I use to learn and hear a good news about media in Atlanta.
Jhooma Sircar
Jhooma Sircar
2018-02-06T10:42:54+0000
It’s such a great start�� , but now they need to work a little harder on being more true to what they are interpreting. Sometimes whoever is interpreting is way off or makes it very confusing. But thank you for what you are accomplishing and like fine wine � you only get better with time ��
Debbie Krueger
Debbie Krueger
2018-02-04T17:18:18+0000
I am deaf and I enjoyed to watching the video and some funny and good, sad and serious story something like that ! wow Mary L. Haston
Mary LeAnn Haston
Mary LeAnn Haston
2018-01-29T22:02:11+0000
Need the spoken word for those who can hear but not speak, and they also can not read. The word for the sign should be said out loud.
Mary Janise Martin
Mary Janise Martin
2018-01-23T14:45:38+0000
I always found sign language beautifull! I am 63 and want to take ASL courses. This page is a wonderful introduction!
Yolanda Ramos Marinucci
Yolanda Ramos Marinucci
2018-01-21T20:19:57+0000
I love this and so badly want to conversate in sign. I want to interrupt and help bridge the gap between the hearing and the hearing impaired. This page is beyond awesome.
Tania Morris
Tania Morris
2018-01-13T01:05:23+0000
I love this page. It always has interesting posts and videos about life with Sign Language. The videos are always interesting and simultaneously educational.
Usagi Blue
Usagi Blue
2018-01-08T04:40:40+0000
I can relate what people go through being deaf. because I'm def myself in my right ear but it is still hard to hear in loud places and you cant hear that good but by learning how to sign is a great.
Jodi Manders
Jodi Manders
2018-01-03T05:00:07+0000
This is extremely good information! My daughter works with DHH kids and she and I love these posts!!!!
Becky Stelljes
Becky Stelljes
2018-01-02T22:59:24+0000
i love this page....i am writer and made a story about a deaf gay guy, i hope someday can u have the oportunity to read lt.....
Aleks Hernandez
Aleks Hernandez
2018-01-02T11:19:57+0000
I love Ai-Media post. I have been HOH all me life and now deaf. I sign but not fluent. Most of my friends and all of my family are hearing. Lot of the Ai-Media posts are inspiring. Keep up the great work!
Beth H Jones
Beth H Jones
2017-12-31T13:07:27+0000
AI MEDIA subtitles are lazy. Whole sentences are missing, some of the translations are completely different to what is actually being said, some are delayed & others come up, before they've even been said. If the show is live, I understand the delays & misinterpretation, but I'm watching a movie with ai media subtitles, right now & the translations are bad. Even pre-recorded shows I've seen with ai media subtitles, are bad & all over the place. Spelling & grammar are also terrible. Eg. "Cris tona aqualina" was what came up on the screen the other day, on a show talking about Christina Aguilera. � Also, are subtitles for a song in the movie's credits, really that necessary?
Andria Tester
Andria Tester
2017-12-27T12:32:22+0000
This so awesome indeed St the same time you can learn and pass this on for those that need to know such as myself class is now in session
Bishmi Anderson
Bishmi Anderson
2017-12-27T01:45:55+0000
This is awsoume! I'm someone who taught myself a little bit at a time. And working with the public it makes a world of differnce when you can sing to someone. I'm learning a lot more as I teach my babies.
Tabitha Secord
Tabitha Secord
2017-12-12T18:20:29+0000
Yes, liking the posts very much and more telling are the number of my friends and followers who turn around and share the videos. They so help people understand my situation, the issues with things like lip-reading and such.
Paula Brown
Paula Brown
2017-12-09T16:33:51+0000
I love all the videos and information, brings a smile to my face as someone who is a big supporter of the deaf community
Ky Joy Wry
Ky Joy Wry
2017-12-08T17:23:09+0000
I love this page, we just had our first baby 8 months ago and he was born deaf. He is the only one deaf in our whole family and ever since I found out I read or find anything I can get my hands on. My husband and I take ASL classes right now and I like to watch the videos because not only can I practice by watching sign, but it helps us and our family understand different things that we never thought of or are hard for some to understand.
ZachnSunni Laxague
ZachnSunni Laxague
2017-12-07T16:19:26+0000
I think that this is going to help bridge more than just the gap between the deaf and hearing community to be honest this is a start to an amazing evolution
Markenson Sharp
Markenson Sharp
2017-12-07T01:33:42+0000
I love the stories on here. I have two deaf children who are now 30 & 27. I feel bad I never got fluent in ASL. I’m grateful that I do communicate with my children & that both lip read beside signing.
Linda Aaron Schulbaum
Linda Aaron Schulbaum
2017-12-07T00:27:36+0000
Nothing wrong with your business. But do wish you would cease putting American sign language videos on your FB page. This is Australia and we use Auslan.
Paul Bartlett
Paul Bartlett
2017-11-20T12:52:57+0000
I have you deaf Florence Martinez San Antonio like the deaf Cailfana school for the deaf Fremont 1993
Florence Martinez
Florence Martinez
2017-11-14T09:13:32+0000
So useful. Helpful to all people . I share with my niece so that we may both do our best to learn some ASL and perhaps she will find it will help someone on her job in the service industry and in meeting people in life. I just wish there were more accessible local classes to attend that weren't at a university. But for the lay person. So please keep these posts coming. They are so helpful! thank-you.
Melissa Hill
Melissa Hill
2017-11-13T11:38:02+0000
I LOVE the fact there is a community online for people to learn about deaf culture. I am hearing and learning ASL. To come hear and learn more about how hearing and deaf can communicate, is great. Thank you!
Ecllipse DeLoach
Ecllipse DeLoach
2017-11-11T07:01:57+0000
I'm a hearing person who is genetically predisposed to severe hearing loss. I want to live in a world where everyone signs and no-body feels isolated or alienated because of unreasonable communication barriers. I also want to see greater awareness of deafness and the accessibility of media and communication. This page and the awesome people who contribute to it are inspirational.
Zak Kadmon
Zak Kadmon
2017-10-31T20:24:33+0000
I’m Deaf,wonderful good proud your deaf community our world as sign language as good culture in world.
Gem Batain
Gem Batain
2017-10-31T17:09:52+0000

Making Videos Accessible is What We Do

Captions and subtitles for video

We provide quality closed captions (also referred to as English to English subtitles in some markets) for any piece of video.

Captioning is the representation of a text version of spoken words and sounds typically available on television, online, as well as within education settings. Captions can be displayed in a variety of ways. In the case of broadcast captions, these are normally displayed at the bottom of the video and can be positioned and coloured to indicate which characters are speaking.

Captions are not only a fundamental tool in providing accessibility to those who are Deaf or hard of hearing, they also have many benefits for all, especially those who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL), have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties.

Captions assist in improving comprehension skills in both listening and reading, recognition of words and vocabulary acquisition, as well as providing an additional method of communicating content.

Captions can be open or closed. Closed captioning (called subtitling in the UK) is the most widely used type of captioning. It gives viewers the option to view captions that are carried with the broadcast signal and the viewer is required to switch the captions on or off. This is done by “opening” the closed captions at the point of viewing. Our captions can be seen across dozens of television channels on both free-to-air and subscription TV. As well as authoring our own original captions, we retime and reformat thousands of hours of captions acquired from our international suppliers to reduce costs for our clients and increase the amount of accessible content. Media that has closed captioning available is commonly identified in program guides and on DVD/video covers by the closed captioning [CC] symbol.

Sometimes it’s important for everyone to receive the message. Open captions are on display for everyone to see and are a permanent fixture on a video. It is also known as ‘burned in’ or ‘hardcoded’ captioning. We deliver open captions in a variety of fonts and styles – great for public places or events – and even YouTube channels. Subtitled foreign films are an example of open captioning.

Live Captioning

Live captioning is the conversion of speech to text in real-time.

At Ai, we deliver thousands of hours of live captioning each month for television, schools, universities, phone conferences and events.

We use two methods to create live captions – stenocaptioning and respeaking.

Stenocaptioners are skilled operators who use a specialist keyboard to create captions by typing chords with a phonetic keyboard.

Respeaking relies on speech recognition software to deliver live captions and requires an operator to listen to an audio feed and respeak those words into the speech recognition software that is specifically trained to their voice. Despite the promises of automatic speech recognition, software-only solutions are a long way from being able to be deployed for live captioning without the need for a respeaker.

Once captions have been created, these words needs to be streamed to our end-users and for this reason we developed our own purpose-built live captioning platform called Ai-Live, which delivers live captions over the internet to any web-enabled device.

With live captioning there is always a delay of around 3-5 seconds between the spoken words and the captions appearing on screen.

We currently offer two types of captions:

  1. Full Text captions that aim to capture all the meaningful words that are spoken; and
  2. Simple Text captions that deliver a single idea in a single sentence. To deliver these, our captioners remove metaphorical and figurative language, as well as breaking down complex instructions into a single step in a single sentence. Simple Text is especially useful for students with autism (or ASD) who have audio processing issues. It can reduce the anxiety caused by trying to process too much information. Students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) also benefit from simplified captions to support access to lesson content.

Transcription

We’ll accurately transcribe your audio and email it to you as fast as you need it. We use real people, not software, meaning you get an accurate representation of your audio or video recording. We offer transcription services for meetings, interviews, notes, lectures, video footage, and anything that can be recorded.

We offer two types of transcription, verbatim transcripts (or word-accurate transcripts) and content-accurate transcripts. Content-accurate transcripts are created using the same captioning method we use for live broadcast content to an accuracy rating of 98%. We don’t capture every word, but we capture everything that matters. The result is you end up with a transcript that’s shorter whilst still retaining the accuracy of the content. This method is often faster and cheaper.

If you’re interested in a transcription quote, get in touch with us now. We charge per minute with volume discounts available. All our work is 100% guaranteed which means we won’t stop until you’re happy.