Captioning videos is a great idea, but for many companies it’s just too difficult. Until now, that is. YouTubeCaptions.com launches today, an exciting idea that puts video captioning within any company’s reach. Read on to learn about the site’s special offer for OnlineVideo.net readers.
Why include captions? Because they make videos accessible to people who don’t hear well or don’t hear at all. They also let people follow along when they’re watching videos in a noisy space.
If you need another reason, captions are a big boost for search engine rankings. Google and other search engines use captions to tell a video’s contents. For videos that have aired on television, captions are the law according to the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
YouTube already offers auto-captioning, but it’s done by computer and it’s notoriously error-prone. Google doesn’t use these captions in its own search engine rankings, which shows you how much Google trusts them.
Captions are an essential nowadays, but there hasn’t been an easy and affordable way to add them. Seeing a market, the captioning experts at 3Play Media have stepped in and created YouTubeCaptions.com. You can sign into the site with your YouTube account and indicate which videos you want captioned. The service costs a flat $2.50 per minute, and all work is done by hand. The site employs over 400 professional transcriptionists and guarantees a 99 percent accuracy rate. It says that heavy accents, techie jargon, and multiple speakers aren’t a problem. As long as the video is in English and the audio quality is decent, YouTubeCaptions.com can caption it.
While that’s great news, here’s the cherry on top: The people at YouTubeCaptions.com are offering a special promotion for this site’s readers. Follow this OnlineVideo.net captioning link and get 15 minutes of captioning for free. You don’t need to sign in with a credit card, so don’t worry about getting charged. This offer expires September 21, 2013.
That’s $37.50 in free captioning just for trying the service. If you’ve wanted to make your company’s videos more accessible, give this service a try. Once you’ve done so, leave a comment below and let us know how you like it.