Embracing Captioning - The Who and The How
Both subtitling and captioning transform audio into text so you can see words on a screen to better understand what you are watching and to increase accessibility of the information being presented. Subtitling is done in post-production (offline) mode, while captioning can be done in real-time (live) or post-production (offline) mode. We talked about some of the d ...

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Hearing by Seeing
Often used interchangeably to describe text that appears on audiovisual materials, subtitling and captioning have some key distinctions from each other. And the difference becomes even more critical for businesses wanting to comply with recent regulations designed to improve access of audio and audiovisual materials to those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. So wha ...

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Telemedicine and Real-Time Transcription
Technology enables us to deliver medical services in new ways and to remote areas. It also allows us the opportunity to engage with patients in a different way – the world of telemedicine (also referred to as telehealth). As a health care practitioner managing and delivering aspects of patient care through information technology systems and tools, shouldn' ...

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Transcription, Translation, and Health Care
Today there is a lot of talk about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. No matter what changes it brings, and whether or not you like the changes, some tools are timeless resources for those delivering health care services. Transcription and translation have been two valuable tools consistently used in the health care industry for effective c ...

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5 Strategies for Creating a “Noise - Free” Transcript
Paper doesn’t make a sound – unless it is being shuffled, rustled, filed, or stacked during a meeting or dictation that is being recorded. “Noise” can come across in a variety of ways on an audio file, and minimizing that noise helps make both a more effective audio recording and a “noise-free” transcript. Implement the five strategies below to keep th ...

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3 Steps to Starting Your Conference Call Transcript Right
Preparing and planning ahead for a conference call is just as important as what happens on the call itself. And the same can be true for the transcription process of a conference call. As a client, taking the time to plan ahead for terminology, names, and formatting can save costs and increase the overall efficiency of the process, as well as result in a more p ...

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7 Speaking Tips to Improve Your Transcript
In face-to-face conversation we use facial expressions, gestures, and body language to provide context and make our points. In an audio file for transcription, our voices say it all. Poor vocal quality in an audio file can negatively impact a project timeline and cost. Good vocal quality in an audio file has positive impact and value. The way we use our voice – ...

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Machines versus People: Can Voice Recognition Software and Transcriptionists Co-exist?
Voice recognition software has steadily improved over the last few years. It can be a great tool for single voice dictation, a convenience for those who want to have their hands free to multitask, and a lifeline for those unable to type or who have decreased mobility. Yet, even the best systems don’t replace the need for human beings. Training the software t ...

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Let Your Goals Flourish
Spring is around the corner in many cities around the world. How are your goals for the year flourishing? Are they exploding with color or wilting and breaking Whether business or personal, the word “goals” can bring up excitement, anxiety, or any various combinations of emotions at its mention for many people. And goal acronyms of specific methodologies can s ...

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Tips for Choosing a Translation Vendor: Part 2
A successful translation project starts long before pen is put to paper or a keyboard is tapped. It starts with an effective vendor selection process. February’s blog post discussed three key areas to evaluate in that process: expertise, experience, and credentials. This blog post continues on that theme with a fourth area to consider in choosing a translation v ...

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Tips for Choosing a Translation Vendor: Part 1
As companies increasingly conduct business across continents and cultures in today’s global economy, translation services are rapidly becoming a necessity for key company documents. Yet translated sales and marketing documents, legal materials, technical documents, and human resource materials are only effective if the language accurately connects with and meets ...

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IdeaScribe® App Offers Convenience, Versatility, and Mobility
Have you ever sat in traffic searching for an effective way to remember something? Do you wish someone else would take detailed notes in a meeting so you can focus on the big picture, key thoughts, and meeting nuances? Have you found yourself wanting to be able to quickly and easily refer back to a transcript to strategize and plan projects? TTE’s IdeaScribe app ...

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