Category: Real-Time (CART)

Twitch Closed Captions

Twitch Closed Captions: Making Content Accessible to 140M Monthly Active Users

Danielle Chazen
24 May 2022 8min read
24 May 2022 Danielle Chazen
8min read

While most are likely familiar with Instagram Live, Facebook Live and YouTube Live, the latest livestreaming service that’s gaining headway is Twitch. It’s well worth taking note of, as Twitch currently boasts viewership of 1.8 billion hours. It’s also seeing annual revenue of $1.54 billion.The 140M monthly active users who are utilizing Twitch use the interactive live streaming platform to…

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Verbit Acquires U.S. Captioning Company, the Closed Captioning Provider for National TV Networks

Danielle Chazen
12 May 2022 3min read
12 May 2022 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Today, Verbit is increasing its footprint in the media and entertainment sector by acquiring U.S. Captioning Company. This addition to Verbit’s portfolio will strengthen its position as a global leader in AI-powered solutions built for each industry’s unique needs.  U.S. Captioning is a renowned US-based provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers and programmers. As the…

Zoom Closed Captioning

Zoom Closed Captioning

Verbit Editorial
10 May 2022 8min read
10 May 2022 Verbit Editorial
8min read

Zoom’s video conferencing platform usage continues to grow rapidly as professionals continue to conduct meetings and events from home post-pandemic. There has never been a better time to harness the benefits of a Zoom closed captioning service. By using closed captioning on Zoom, you can maximize the impact of your Zoom meetings by making them both inclusive and more engaging. …

TikTok Closed Captions

TikTok Closed Captions

Verbit Editorial
9 May 2022 5min read
9 May 2022 Verbit Editorial
5min read

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media applications in the world, boasting over 1.1 billion active users worldwide. The 15 second to 3 minute videos being created are helping individuals and brands engage and share information in fun, short formats.  Professionals posting on the platform can greatly benefit when adding captions for TikTok to their videos, whether recorded…

Closed Captioning Best Practices & Subtitle Guidelines

Danielle Chazen
3 May 2022 6min read
3 May 2022 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Closed captions and subtitles are being used by many individuals in a variety of use cases outside of those they were initially designed for. Technology and artificial intelligence have greatly improved their accuracy, as well as their ability to be generated live at rapid speed. As the technology and use cases evolve and expand, more questions continue to arise on…

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How to Add Subtitles to Video Easily

Sarah Doar
18 Apr 2022 8min read
18 Apr 2022 Sarah Doar
8min read

As companies continue to expand their global reach, subtitles are becoming invaluable for the video content they’re putting out. Marketers, business owners and content creators alike can all benefit when they add subtitles to video. Subtitles make video content in different languages accessible through translations. They therefore offer an easy way to reach and engage greater international audiences.  Adding subtitles…

Speech Dictionary

Speech Dictionary & Related Terms

Danielle Chazen
10 Apr 2022
10 Apr 2022 Danielle Chazen

Helpful speech-focused lingo and terminology to know If the terms AI, ASR and NLP have you frazzled, you’re not alone. More speech-related acronyms and technologies seem to be popping up regularly, and they’re making their way into the daily vernacular.Here’s a helpful cheat sheet of terms for you to reference. Utilize this list to gain a better understanding of common…

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Webinar Transcription

Danielle Chazen
4 Apr 2022 8min read
4 Apr 2022 Danielle Chazen
8min read

Webinars are being executed on the daily. Successful ones are replacing the need for in-person interactions, creating additional opportunities for engagement, both internally with remote team members or externally with target prospects and relevant audiences. Many business leaders are now upping the ante, investing in platforms like Zoom Webinar, On24, Cvent and the like to drive more interactive, immersive virtual…

5 Ways Tech is Being Used to Improve Corporate Culture

Sarah Roberts
18 Jan 2022 6min read
18 Jan 2022 Sarah Roberts
6min read

In November 2021, a record 4.5 million Americans left their jobs. The high number of people quitting was part of a trend that persisted throughout the year, earning the label “The Great Resignation.” With so many employees throwing in the towel, business leaders are realizing they need to change course if they want to attract and keep talent.  Research shows…

Podcast best practices

Podcast Accessibility Requirements & Best Practices

Sarah Roberts
17 Jan 2022 5min read
17 Jan 2022 Sarah Roberts
5min read

If your business is producing a podcast or planning to start one, you’re on the right track. According to recent projections, there will be more than 144 million podcast listeners in the US alone by 2025. Not only are more people listening to podcasts, but they are spending more time listening to them as well. Promoting your business through podcasts…

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Verbit Secures No. 1 Ranking for Best Women Representation in 2021 Women In Startups Report

Danielle Chazen
10 Jan 2022 3min read
10 Jan 2022 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Verbit was ranked No. 1 in Power in Diversity Israel’s 2021 Women in Startups Report for the best representation of women in large companies of 500 employees and more. The report was based on 424 startups and 70 venture capital firms surveyed.Power in Diversity Israel, which commissioned the report, uncovered gender diversity numbers and insights, reasons why diversity, equity and…

Verbit Announces Acquisition of Automatic Sync Technologies

Danielle Chazen
14 Dec 2021 3min read
14 Dec 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Today, Verbit announced it has acquired education and government industry veteran Automatic Sync Technologies. Automatic Sync Technologies is renowned for its transcription solution and expertise and was initially developed by a team of experts with a grant from the US Department of Education. The acquisition furthers Verbit’s leading market position in the US transcription and captioning space, as well as…

Verbit’s Scott Ready Featured as Guest on “Accessibility Matters” Video Series

Danielle Chazen
13 Dec 2021 2min read
13 Dec 2021 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Scott Ready, Director, Customer Success and Accessibility Evangelist at Verbit, was recently the featured guest on Accessibility.com’s “Accessibility Matters” video series. Ready has worked in the accessibility realm for over 25 years. In his role at Verbit, he currently works with leading universities and institutions to ensure their learning environments are accessible to students with disabilities, among others. Some of…

HR transcription

Supporting Transcription Needs for HR: Security & Efficiency

Sarah Roberts
13 Dec 2021 5min read
13 Dec 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

From hiring to employee engagement to hearings related to workplace grievances, HR professionals carry out diverse tasks. Staying organized and keeping records of meetings and conversations is often essential for HR. When legal matters arise, including accusations of sexual harrassment, racism or discrimination, recordings and transcripts become a form of protection for the company and its employees. However, transcripts are…

3 Reasons to Consider Hybrid Events & Watch This

Sarah Roberts
30 Nov 2021 3min read
30 Nov 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

Last year, companies shifted to virtual events out of necessity and under extreme circumstances. As the world emerges from the restrictive environment that the pandemic created, savvy business leaders are using what they learned to build hybrid events to fuel networking opportunities and meet their KPIs. Research states that 96% of marketers see hybrid events as the future. Verbit gathered…

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Verbit Announces $250 Million Series E Funding Round

Danielle Chazen
23 Nov 2021 3min read
23 Nov 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Today, Verbit announced it has closed its Series E funding round at $250 million, bringing the company’s valuation to $2 billion just five years after it was founded. This new round will further enhance Verbit’s market leadership in the transcription industry, as well as the value that the voice AI platform brings to customers who rely on Verbit’s technology and…

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Digital Transcription Software vs Digital Dictation

Verbit Editorial
15 Nov 2021 4min read
15 Nov 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

In the speech to text software industry, the main solutions being used to track and report video and audio content are digital dictation and digital transcription. While they might seem similar, professionals should be aware of the key differences between them to ensure that they’re using a solution that best fits their business model and individual needs. The Key Differences…

Verbit Celebrates National Distance Learning Week

Sarah Roberts
8 Nov 2021 5min read
8 Nov 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

When the majority of schools moved online, many teachers and students had to adapt to an unfamiliar world of distance learning. However, distance learning was growing long before the pandemic and 59% of higher educational institutions plan to continue all or some of their emergency remote learning offerings after restrictions come to an end. The rapid increase in online learning,…

eLearning Trends in 2021/22 that are Here to Stay

Verbit Editorial
25 Oct 2021 4min read
25 Oct 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

In 2016, online learning trends indicated that the eLearning market had reached an astounding $20.85 billion in revenue in the US. New learning industry trends indicate that the global market for online learning will surpass $243 billion USD by 2022. For education, COVID-19 also had a significant impact on online learning trends, with 50% of parents reporting that their children…

Verbit Named To TechRadar’s List as a “Best Speech-To-Text Service”

Sarah Roberts
14 Oct 2021 2min read
14 Oct 2021 Sarah Roberts
2min read

Verbit is thrilled to earn a place on TechRadar’s list of “Best Speech-to-Text Services. TechRadar is a respected source for up-to-date technology reviews for businesses. The list features service providers that offer live transcription and captioning solutions for the corporate world and educational institutions. Verbit’s high ranking comes just months after it announced that it achieved the highly coveted unicorn…

TIME Honors ‘Educators Who Saved A Pandemic School Year’

Danielle Chazen
2 Sep 2021 4min read
2 Sep 2021 Danielle Chazen
4min read

TIME Magazine dedicated its latest issue, Education Heroes, to honoring the incredible individuals in the K-12 school system who supported students, parents and each other during a trying ‘pandemic school year’ which tested and challenged us all. TIME’s cover dons a striking image. It showcases well-recognized yellow school buses surrounded by a likely lesser-known group of individuals, but who will…

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Verbit CEO Tom Livne To Speak at SlatorCon Remote

Verbit Editorial
26 Aug 2021 2min read
26 Aug 2021 Verbit Editorial
2min read

Slator estimates that the video localization market will be valued around $4.97 billion by the end of 2021. Video localization technologies such as captioning and transcription are being used more than ever before, contributing to this growing video localization market across the globe. To educate business leaders seeking insights on video localization services and technologies Verbit Founder and CEO Tom…

Verbit Honors National Women’s Equality Day

Danielle Chazen
26 Aug 2021 6min read
26 Aug 2021 Danielle Chazen
6min read

While the US continues to make significant progress in terms of gender equity, it likely comes as no surprise that it’s still falling short. In 2020, it ranked No. 53 in the World Economic Forum’s list of 154 countries based on gender equality, and this year it moved up the ranks to No. 30. However, the majority of improvements made…

Live streaming must haves

Live Streaming Must Haves For Podcasts, Masterclasses & More

Verbit Editorial
9 Aug 2021 5min read
9 Aug 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Business leaders are investing more in live streaming to engage effectively with online audiences. This medium is being used more than ever before, and the live streaming industry is likely to be valued at over $70 million by the end of 2021. Offering live streams of courses, podcasts and events are important for business professionals interested in growing a strong…

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DEI in Modern Education through Latest Technology

Sarah Roberts
3 Aug 2021 5min read
3 Aug 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

For today’s universities, having a strong diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plan is more important than ever. DEI in higher education requires that schools offer an equal learning experience to all students, regardless of their religion, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age, political perspective, socioeconomic status, language or (dis)ability.  Although the 1960s brought some early forms of diversity training…

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Striving For Greater Accessibility At The Paralympics

Verbit Editorial
2 Aug 2021 4min read
2 Aug 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

The Olympics are considered a symbol of progress and prosperity for many people. As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a title which is still used as the games were postponed during last year’s pandemic, take place, business leaders are becoming increasingly interested in the experiences and stories of the athletes involved, particularly in relation to the Paralympics and how to make…

Captioning & Transcription Secure Enough for ZoomGov

Danielle Chazen
20 Jul 2021 3min read
20 Jul 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Government agencies aren’t using Zoom Commercial, but rather Zoom for Government for their meetings, events and town halls. The platform was granted authority to operate by the Department of Homeland Security and the FedRAMP PMO. However, while guaranteed privacy and compliance with a platform that meets the requirements of FedRAMP Moderate baseline and DOD Impact Level 2 is crucial, it…

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Communication Access Real-Time Translation

Verbit Editorial
19 Jul 2021 4min read
19 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), also known as “open captioning” or “real-time captioning,” is used to convert speech into text. CART services provide instantaneous translation of what is being said into a visual print display so that it can be read rather than heard. With CART, text appears in real time while words are spoken with options to display them…

Join Bizzabo & Kaltura: Live Webinar on ‘Hybrid’ Business Events

Verbit Editorial
12 Jul 2021 2min read
12 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
2min read

With more of the population vaccinated, many companies are now hosting hybrid-style events. However, many others have no idea what a hybrid event means or entails or how to execute one effectively for attendees. A hybrid event refers to any conference, seminar, or workshop with both a “live” in-person event component and a “virtual” online component. Hybrid events appear to…

Verbit Celebrates Disability Pride Month

Verbit Editorial
11 Jul 2021 5min read
11 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

July marks Disability Pride Month! With at least 25% of American adults living with a disability, it’s never been more important to learn from one another and embrace each other’s differences in both personal and professional settings. Approximately 61 million individuals live with a disability that impacts major life activities, according to a CDC report. Verbit is fully committed to…

ADA compliance

What is ADA Compliance?

Sarah Roberts
6 Jul 2021 5min read
6 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

For businesses, understanding obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be challenging. There is no list of covered disabilities, nor does the Act specifically detail all of the accommodations that companies must make to avoid legal consequences. Given the lack of detailed guidelines, business leaders may wonder, what is ADA compliance? A Note on the ADA and Language …

Verbit Celebrates Pride Month & Discusses Workplace Inclusion

Danielle Chazen
14 Jun 2021 5min read
14 Jun 2021 Danielle Chazen
5min read

It’s June, which means professionals, consumers and students alike are likely “seeing rainbow.” With countless universities and businesses adding a rainbow background to their social media accounts, it’s quite hard to miss. However, it’s also quite simple to ask designers to renovate brand logos. And while the rainbow imagery effectively raises awareness for the milestone that is Pride Month and…

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Verbit Emerges as a Unicorn Company Following $157 Million in Series D Funding

Danielle Chazen
8 Jun 2021 3min read
8 Jun 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

On the heels of its recent acquisition of VITAC, the Verbit team has exciting news to announce. Verbit has secured $157 million in Series D funding, positioning the company as a unicorn with a valuation of over $1 billion. This marks an incredible achievement just four years after Verbit’s inception. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures, alongside new investors…

Top 10 Reasons Why Verbit is Revolutionizing the World of Transcription

Verbit Editorial
25 May 2021 5min read
25 May 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

The transcription market in the US alone was valued at $19.8 billion USD in 2019 and is anticipated to expand by 6.1% from 2020 to 2027. Organizations across the globe generate large volumes of data every day that can be effectively used to obtain valuable insights. Today’s businesses and organizations are using transcription for webinars, research projects, classes, legal proceedings,…

Verbit Acquires VITAC To Become World’s Largest AI-Powered Transcription and Captioning Platform

Danielle Chazen
11 May 2021 3min read
11 May 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

In an effort to drive forward its mission to make all video and audio content accessible to everyone through its high-quality captioning and transcription capabilities, Verbit’s leadership team has exciting news to share. Today, Verbit announced the acquisition of VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and solutions in North America. The acquisition will position Verbit as the No. 1…

What ARPA & Higher-Ed Emergency Relief Funds Mean for Schools

Danielle Chazen
1 Apr 2021 4min read
1 Apr 2021 Danielle Chazen
4min read

The CARES Act, or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, was passed by Congress in March 2020. Of the $2.2 trillion allotted to provide quick and much-needed economic aid to the Americans impacted by the pandemic, $14B was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. In January 2021, The US…

White House To Offer Accessibility with Sign Language Interpreter

Danielle Chazen
26 Jan 2021 3min read
26 Jan 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

On the heels of President Biden’s decision to reverse the former administration’s ban on transgender troops in the military, The White House is further committing to inclusivity and diversity initiatives by providing a sign language interpreter at every press briefing. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced this week that an American Sign Language interpreter will be present at all press…

Next Week’s Live Event: Ask The Expert on 2021 Expectations

Danielle Chazen
13 Jan 2021 3min read
13 Jan 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

2020 may be behind us, but the challenges facing today’s district leaders, educators, students and parents persist. In 2021, the expectation to provide effective education is only higher with months of hybrid and online learning under the belts of school leaders. Join us next week on January 28th at 11am EST for Ask The Expert: 2021 Expectations, a live webinar to…

Zoom Conferencing

Zoom Conferencing from A to Z – Make the Most of Conference Calls

Danielle Chazen
24 Nov 2020 6min read
24 Nov 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

As universities and schools move courses online and remote work continues to become the norm, more individuals are seeing the benefits of video conferencing. Video conferencing has advanced greatly, with Zoom likely emerging as the most important communication tool. With a 400% increase in the number of employees working from home at least once a week over the last decade,…

Ways to Improve Virtual Events Engagement

Danielle Chazen
15 Oct 2020 7min read
15 Oct 2020 Danielle Chazen
7min read

Prior to the pandemic, there was a rising trend in the creation of virtual events. With target attendees based across the country, or even globally, virtual events provided an opportunity to reach the greatest audience pool possible. They also provided attendees with more flexibility to connect to pieces of the event they deemed most relevant to them, rather than travel…

Ways Latest Technologies Help Mitigate Effects of the Pandemic

Danielle Chazen
22 Sep 2020 6min read
22 Sep 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on business as we know it. Prior to the pandemic, digital transformation and innovation were reinventing nearly every industry and new tools and processes were taking form with the implementation of more technology. Now, business leaders have been faced with the need to operate remotely for the foreseeable future. A report from…

The Rising Trend of Artificial Intelligence in Business

Danielle Chazen
10 Sep 2020 6min read
10 Sep 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ often trips up business leaders in industries which don’t intersect directly with technology. It can invoke images of robots and feelings of machines stealing the jobs of humans. The reality is that AI can help to make their professional and personal lives run more smoothly by removing a lot of the tasks which were previously done…

Students’ Attention Spans & Web Conferencing

Danielle Chazen
21 Jul 2020 4min read
21 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Now that the number of students learning online has increased substantially, schools have been able to gather data and make informed decisions on tools that serve their students best. School leaders are also learning that these tools, such as web conferencing or video hosting platforms, may work well for one school or age group, but not for others. As a…

The Importance of Accessibility in the Workplace

Danielle Chazen
22 Jun 2020 5min read
22 Jun 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

You’re not likely to encounter a workplace without a ramp or elevator these days. More workplaces are now extending the accessibility measures they put in place for those with visual disabilities to meet additional needs, such as employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, who have learning disabilities and others. A workplace which promotes a fully inclusive environment primes all…

A to Zoom: Acing Online Learning Webinar

Danielle Chazen
16 Jun 2020 3min read
16 Jun 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

A significant number of online learning experiences are now happening via Zoom. With more time and experience utilizing the platform, educators have identified challenges and are benefiting from best practices which have been uncovered in the process. As a result, Verbit is investing more in its integrations with Zoom and additional web conferencing platforms. We’re therefore hosting a webinar to…

‘Live Room by Verbit’ Interactive Application Unveiled for Zoom Desktop Users

Danielle Chazen
4 Jun 2020 2min read
4 Jun 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Verbit has released a new desktop application, Live Room by Verbit, which provides live, interactive transcripts and captions within Zoom web conferencing. The application supports companies and universities, helping them to ensure their online meetings, courses and events are delivered effectively to both comply with legal requirements and meet the needs of all remote participants. “Following the massive growth in…

Zoom Breakout Sessions with Unique Verbit Functionality

Danielle Chazen
30 Apr 2020 4min read
30 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

As more professionals turn to Zoom to enable their virtual meetings, conferences, training sessions and lectures, they’re becoming more well-versed in the platform and its capabilities. From virtual backgrounds to the ability to add Zoom closed captions, Zoom allows for a variety of functions and customization that are benefitting its users. To help those making the transition to remote work…

How Does Artificial Intelligence Fit into the Transcription Process?

Danielle Chazen
26 Apr 2020 5min read
26 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Artificial Intelligence and its accompanying technologies have transformed countless manual tasks into automated ones. AI is helping businesses and professionals save much needed time, resources and budgets. AI is now being used to fuel the transcription process. Transcripts were formerly thought of as materials delivered to media outlets after important speeches or to legal professionals in courtroom settings. While these…

Video Conferencing in Education: Addition, Alternative or Future of Education

Danielle Chazen
23 Apr 2020 7min read
23 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
7min read

Technology has greatly disrupted traditional education and learning methods. The industry only continues to evolve as more tools to fuel student engagement become available. There has been a substantial increase in implementing online tools and digital media to modernize education and drive the engagement of students. Video and the need to facilitate distance learning is one of the biggest drivers…

Benefits of Video Conferencing in Business

Danielle Chazen
21 Apr 2020 6min read
21 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly driven enterprise leaders to rethink the way they operate their businesses. In order to conduct business without disruption, professionals have turned to video conferencing to stay connected with their colleagues and customers. With the need to social distance and work remotely, video conferencing provides a more personalized approach. It serves as the closest alternative to…

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EduALL Event Attracts 800 Higher Education Professionals

Danielle Chazen
5 Apr 2020 3min read
5 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

More than 800 higher education professionals registered to join Verbit’s inaugural virtual summit, EduALL: Making Higher Education Work for All Learners, last week on April 1st. The event was attended by individuals serving in diverse leadership roles at institutions, including deans, professors, instructional designers, accessibility and disability directors, learning technology and IT professionals, consultants and online learning experts. EduALL aimed…

Broadcast Captioning

Broadcast Captioning 101

Danielle Chazen
26 Mar 2020 6min read
26 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Closed captions were once considered only as an aid for individuals with disabilities. The ability to turn on the CC feature helped these select individuals consume media content effectively. Now, closed captions are both expected and used by a wide range of audiences. Broadcast Captioning not only ensure that emergency alerts are effectively delivered to individuals who are deaf or…

Schools are Shifting to Online Learning Due to the Coronavirus

Danielle Chazen
11 Mar 2020 3min read
11 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

A growing number of universities and colleges are shifting to remote learning and cancelling in-person classes due to fears of the spread of the coronavirus. Some schools are even asking students to leave their campuses. More than 1,000 cases have now been reported in the US. American University, the University of Maryland, Syracuse University and Rice University are among those…

Full Transcription Style Guide for Professionals

Full Transcription Style Guide for Professionals

Danielle Chazen
13 Feb 2020 5min read
13 Feb 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Serving as an effective stenographer or professional transcriptionist requires both skill and speed. In addition to personal preferences for how to tackle projects efficiently, there are transcription guidelines and transcription rules to be aware of when producing materials. For example, there are many transcription nuances to consider. Is there a correct way to handle transcribing numbers? Do you know how…

Kaltura Connect

Connections Sparked at Kaltura Connect

Danielle Chazen
28 Jan 2020 4min read
28 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

From Mayo Clinic’s use of video to connect with its patients to Mark Sunday’s advice on adopting live video technologies, last week’s Kaltura Connect conference engaged 500 attendees around the importance, growth and evolution of video. Verbit served as an event sponsor and sent some of its leaders to New Orleans to connect live with customers experiencing the benefits that…

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Helping International Students Succeed on Campus

Danielle Chazen
26 Jan 2020 5min read
26 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

The number of international students in the US reached an all-time high, with more than one million international students. International students make up 5.5 percent of the total US higher education population. They also contributed $44.7 billion to the US economy in 2018, an increase of 5.5 percent from the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Universities…

Verbit closes $31 million Series B funding round with Stripes

Verbit Raises Additional $31 Million in Series B Funding Round

Danielle Chazen
16 Jan 2020 3min read
16 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Verbit is excited to announce the close of a $31 million Series B round, led by growth equity firm Stripes and with participation from Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capital and ClalTech. This latest round of funding brings Verbit’s total amount raised to $65 million, following a $23 million Series A round in January 2019. Verbit’s valuation has…

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ASR Transcription Software

Danielle Chazen
26 Dec 2019 5min read
26 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Automatic speech recognition (ASR), is one of the technologies focused on voice that has the greatest impact; it’s transforming the way students learn, employees work and society functions. ASR technology is also creating opportunities to assist specific communities of individuals, such as those navigating life or their studies with disabilities. What is ASR? Automatic speech recognition refers to technologies built…

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Closed Captioning 101: What You Should Know

Danielle Chazen
22 Dec 2019 4min read
22 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Leaders in higher education are captioning their content more than ever before. Institutions are utilizing closed captioning services to assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as students who retain content better when it’s also presented visually. Unlike open captions, which are displayed on the video by default, closed video captioning services are controlled by the…

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How Technology Assists Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Danielle Chazen
12 Dec 2019 5min read
12 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Individuals navigating a multitude of disabilities that often aren’t evident by the naked eye, frequently do not disclose them. As a result, these individuals often aren’t taking advantage of tools that can greatly assist them in their studies, workplace or daily lives. This reality is elucidated by statistics, which include: 1 in 8 people in the U.S. is experiencing hearing…

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What is Speech Recognition Used For?

Danielle Chazen
21 Nov 2019 6min read
21 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Automatic speech recognition impacts everything from our personal lives to how justice is served in courts to improved student learning. So what exactly is speech recognition? How does speech recognition work across industries that impact our day to day lives, health, education, careers, and chances to thrive? How Did Speech Recognition Begin? It was 1952 when Bell Laboratories presented Audrey,…

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The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement

Danielle Chazen
21 Nov 2019 5min read
21 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Higher education institutions are combining advanced technology and education strategies to improve student achievement. This combination has led to incredible growth in the expansion of personalized learning paths that help students thrive and interactive experiences that further immerse students in the professions they’re pursuing. These strategies are preparing students to work in fast-paced, technologically-driven environments. Arguably the greatest impact of…

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What is Voice Recognition Used for and How Does it Work?

Danielle Chazen
6 Nov 2019 4min read
6 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Voice recognition technology identifies a speaker and authenticates that he or she is indeed that individual. Unlike speech recognition, which identifies the words spoken, voice recognition analyzes countless patterns and elements that distinguish one person’s voice from another. Voice recognition is now being used in every facet of our lives, personally and professionally. How Is Voice Recognition Used in Everyday…

EDUCAUSE & Verbit: Leveraging Technology to Improve Higher Education Accessibility

Danielle Chazen
13 Oct 2019 4min read
13 Oct 2019 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Digital transformation is making waves in higher education across the world. It changes how leadership manages the campus, it makes data-based automation possible for improving campus operations and student wellbeing, and it differentiates institutions for top tier students who seek innovative education that trains them to succeed in tomorrow’s workplaces, just to name a few of the exciting developments. But…

Transcription Rates

Transcription Rates & What Must Be Included in the Price

Danielle Chazen
13 Oct 2019 6min read
13 Oct 2019 Danielle Chazen
6min read

In today’s world, organizations are inundated with a wide variety of transcription rate structures, which makes it challenging to compare one service provider from another. Therefore, the following quick guide is all about the most common payment structures, what transcription rate per minute and transcription rates per hour organizations can expect to pay, plus what exactly goes into those rates,…

Positive Effects of Technology on Education

Danielle Chazen
13 Oct 2019 7min read
13 Oct 2019 Danielle Chazen
7min read

Education has been opening doors to professional and personal growth for centuries, but not for everyone. Therefore, an increasing number of education organizations are tapping into the positive effects of technology on education, realizing that choosing the right tools and methods can be a game-changer for students that have been previously marginalized. To get organizations ready to expand their impact…

Virginia Tech and Verbit – National Disability Employment Awareness Summit

Danielle Chazen
3 Oct 2019 4min read
3 Oct 2019 Danielle Chazen
4min read

“In 1945, Congress declared the first week in October ‘National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.’ That week is now a month, so there’s more time to celebrate,” reported the National Disability Institute, explaining that the entire month of October is now dedicated to highlighting barriers to employment that people with disabilities face, and the significance of including them more efficiently…

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How Long it Really Takes to Transcribe (Accurate) Audio

Danielle Chazen
25 Jul 2019 6min read
25 Jul 2019 Danielle Chazen
6min read

We’ve all been there. You strategize an impressive game plan, complete with a detailed schedule, and then life happens. A coworker gets sick and you need to do extra work, a client or student needs some more of your time, your transcriber tells you that it’s not possible to get your backlog of video and audio files transcribed as quickly…

Many Benefits Technology for People with Disabilities

Verbit Editorial
22 Apr 2019 4min read
22 Apr 2019 Verbit Editorial
4min read

What is the Definition of Assistive Technology? The 1998 United States Assistive Technology Act defines assistive technology, or, adaptive technology, as any “product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.” Like all technology, these products have evolved over time, both in their capabilities…

The Transformative Impact of AI-Powered Real-Time Transcription & Captioning

Verbit Editorial
4 Mar 2019 4min read
4 Mar 2019 Verbit Editorial
4min read

AI is the difference-maker According to the online database maintained by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), there are 316 certified CART providers in higher education in the United States, which is insufficient to meet the high demand for this service. Due to their lack of availability, it is hard to book these highly sought-after professionals, which is particularly challenging…

5 points to consider when choosing transcription solutions

Verbit Editorial
26 Apr 2018 4min read
26 Apr 2018 Verbit Editorial
4min read

When trying to figure out the best solution to use for closed captioning and audio/video transcripts, the options are endless. With a wide spectrum of vendors, only a selected few are able to stand out and provide a solution unique from the rest. Below are 5 points to keep in mind when researching solutions for closed captions and audio/video transcriptions:…

Verbit raises $11 million seed round

Verbit Editorial
3 Apr 2018 3min read
3 Apr 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

April 2018 – Verbit secures a $11million seed funding, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Vertex Ventures and Oryzn Capital. Verbit was founded only a year ago by entrepreneurs Tom Livne (CEO), Eric Shellef (CTO) and Kobi Ben-Tzvi (VP of Engineering). The startups operates in the professional transcription market, which is a multi billion dollar market for its various connections to clients at different…

Web Accessibility and Higher Education

Verbit Editorial
3 Apr 2018 6min read
3 Apr 2018 Verbit Editorial
6min read

For a moment, let’s consider accessibility and imagine that the year is 1990. New Kids on the Block is churning out hit after hit, Home Alone is the No. 1 movie in America, and the Internet still exists as a hard-to-explain phenomenon (yes, a strange year indeed). And yet, beyond the pop culture references and fun facts, 1990 also marks…