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Subtitles against disability discrimination

Subtitles may be of great aid in numerous situations. Apart from helping healthy people to better understand spoken phrases, sadly, they appear to be the only way for deaf or hearing-impaired people to get the message. And not only for them! Closed captions can comfortably s...

March 20th, 2016
US presidential elections, 2016: debates, speeches and... transcripts

The United States presidential election is the most important global topic in politics this year. The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is taking place between February 1st and June 14th, 2016, staggered among the 50 states. The final general vote is sche...

March 13th, 2016
Let’s do some karaoke tonight!

Has it come your way that karaoke is, in its essence, a sort of audio transcription? The clipped compound of Japanese kara (“empty”) and ōkesutora (“orchestra”) is an entertaining way of singing transcribed lyrics on a video screen while the lead voice is muffled. Karaoke is...

March 7th, 2016
SpeechToTextService is now GoTranscript

We are delighted to announce that our company’s name Speech to Text Service has changed to GoTranscript. We have taken this decision after 10 years of successful work in the transcription business. Many transitions have happened throughout the last decade. Transcription serv...

March 4th, 2016
A small matter that will come in handy when you turn 65

‘Hard of hearing’ refers to people with hearing loss ranging from mild to severe. Were you aware that 360 million people all over the globe suffer from this widespread or even more profound disabling condition? Subtitles and closed captions prove to be of avail to these vuln...

February 29th, 2016
A small thing that has a staggering effect on people's lives

More than 785 million people won't read this text simply because they are incapable of reading. While struggling with the global illiteracy problem, a brilliant idea emerged in India. Same Language Subtitling (SLS) is a powerful way to teach people to read through singing th...

February 21st, 2016
Tips & tricks: dealing with phrases that elude our understanding

Home alone or hanging with friends, watching movies is a lovely way to entertain yourself. Most of the times they speak in a foreign language, and that challenges your attention, listening skills and vocabulary. We’d love to share with you some simple wizardry on that. Magic...

February 15th, 2016
Tulibu dibu douchoo: Why subtitles are essential

Subtitles in videos ensure you hear precisely what you are supposed to hear. They eliminate the risk of interpreting spoken phrases in a wrong way or even… creating your own language. A symptomatic example of this is Valentina Hasan's performance in the Bulgarian Music Idol...

February 8th, 2016
How outsourcing transcriptions can help your business

With transcription services being a rapidly growing industry, more and more businesses discover that using such services can very much cater to one’s specific needs. Here are 3 ways of how using transcriptions can contribute to the success of your business. 1. Cost-effectiv...

February 2nd, 2016