Category: Transcription

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Verbit Expands its Media Expertise & Acquires Media Services Provider Take 1

Danielle Chazen
28 Jul 2022 3min read
28 Jul 2022 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Take 1, which is well known in the media and entertainment sector for its transcription, access and localization services, will be officially joining the Verbit Company this summer. Take 1 is headquartered in the UK, so the acquisition will help Verbit bolster its growing European presence. This news follows Verbit’s acquisition of UK market research specialist Take Note in March. …

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Microsoft Teams Transcription: Get The Most Out of Your Meetings

Danielle Chazen
14 Jul 2022
14 Jul 2022 Danielle Chazen

Instead of Zoom, many professionals are using Microsoft Teams for meetings. It can be more intuitive to use as it’s an integral part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products. Similar to Zoom, Microsoft Teams is helping professionals keep their work flowing with easy to start conversations with team members, customers and others via the web conferencing tool. With…

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Webex Transcription: The Best Way to Stay Connected and Productive

Danielle Chazen
13 Jul 2022
13 Jul 2022 Danielle Chazen

While Zoom tends to get most of the publicity these days with the shift to virtual work and meetings, Webex is growing in usage. It’s the video conferencing platform of choice for 39 million cloud calling users and 650 million monthly meeting participants.Webex, which is Cisco’s chat and collaboration platform, is being used regularly for meetings, messaging, document sharing, whiteboarding…

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Transcribe Audio to Text: Everything Businesses Need to Know

Sarah Doar
4 Jul 2022 8min read
4 Jul 2022 Sarah Doar
8min read

The professional world has become more remote, leading to a rising demand for audio transcription. More businesses are choosing to transcribe audio to text due to the increasing amount of audio content being produced. Whether it’s recordings from conference calls, HR interviews, Zoom meetings or even podcasts, all businesses can benefit from transcribing audio. Choosing to transcribe audio files to…

Verbatim Transcription

Danielle Chazen
22 Jun 2022
22 Jun 2022 Danielle Chazen

What is verbatim transcription? Verbatim transcription is a word-for-word transcription of a recording or a live event. It can be helpful as a frame of reference for an interview, deposition, panel session and much more.Verbatim transcripts capture the exact spoken word, including pauses, stutters and other noises. In transcribing for legal proceedings or court proceedings, verbatim is the standard for…

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Zoom Transcription Services

Danielle Chazen
21 Jun 2022
21 Jun 2022 Danielle Chazen

Zoom Transcription Services  –  As Zoom continues to climb in popularity and the business world learns to function in a hybrid work environment, the need for transcription and the captioning of video calls occurring on the platform is becoming increasingly important. To put this sentiment into perspective, let’s look at the current numbers on Zoom. Zoom saw $4 billion USD…

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How Insurance Transcription is Vital to Detect and Avoid Fraud

Sarah Doar
15 Jun 2022 8min read
15 Jun 2022 Sarah Doar
8min read

In the US alone, fraudulent claims total approximately $80 billion per year. It is vital that companies take action early on to detect and prevent fraud to avoid losses. Insurance transcription is one method today’s companies can enlist to prevent these issues from occurring. Reliable and accurate insurance transcription is one of the key ways to curb insurance claims fraud.…

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The Essential Guide to Focus Group Transcription

Sarah Roberts
12 Jun 2022
12 Jun 2022 Sarah Roberts

Focus groups are an invaluable research tool to many. Companies are using focus group data to influence important business decisions. If you’re already putting in great time, effort and investment to gather individuals and source insights, you also need to ensure the preservation of that information. For this reason, it’s vital to know how to transcribe a focus group discussion…

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Transcription Solutions for Qualitative Research

Sarah Roberts
2 Jun 2022
2 Jun 2022 Sarah Roberts

Leading corporations like Starbucks and Apple understand the value of listening to their customers. Market research helps these companies continue to bring new products to the market, grow and outperform their competitors. While quantitative research is valuable, digging into human motivations requires more in-depth analysis than surveys and statistics can offer. Qualitative research transcription helps companies see a more complete…

Expert Tips on Inclusive Hiring, Promotion & Retention

Expert Tips on Inclusive Hiring, Promotion & Retention

Sarah Doar
25 May 2022 8min read
25 May 2022 Sarah Doar
8min read

Corporations which are identified as more diverse and inclusive are 35% more likely to outperform their competitors. They’re also 70% more likely to capture new markets.In fact, diverse teams are 87% better at making decisions, which ultimately lead to a more productive workforce that generates higher revenue. A panel of international leaders from Verbit, Nasdaq, Interpublic Group and Deliveroo spoke…

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UK Transcription Services for UK Businesses & Consumers

Sarah Doar
17 May 2022 8min read
17 May 2022 Sarah Doar
8min read

UK businesses lose approximately £2 billion a month by ignoring the needs of individuals with disabilities. More than 1 in 5 UK consumers have a reported disability, according to research conducted by the Purple Pound. For individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing, accessibility solutions like transcription can be the make or break of whether or not they are…

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Speech to Text Technology: Why It Matters for Businesses

Sarah Doar
11 May 2022 7min read
11 May 2022 Sarah Doar
7min read

Most are familiar with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, which have made their way into our everyday lives. However, speech to text technologies have quickly transcended daily life and have found their way into the business sphere. Speech to text software is transforming how individuals and businesses communicate and get work done. In fact, 41% of adults use speech to…

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HIPAA Compliant Transcription Services

Sarah Roberts
10 May 2022 5min read
10 May 2022 Sarah Roberts
5min read

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects sensitive medical information. The US federal statute dates back to 1996, and details standards that prevent the spread of private data without a patient’s consent. HIPAA compliant transcription software When does HIPAA Compliant Transcription Matter?How to Protect Medical Transcripts With HIPAA Compliant TranscriptionConsequences of HIPAA ViolationsSecurity Beyond HIPAA Compliant Transcription HIPAA…

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Podcast Transcripts 101: Why your podcasts need transcripts

Sarah Roberts
8 May 2022
8 May 2022 Sarah Roberts

These days it seems like everyone has a podcast- and with good reason. Podcast audiences are growing worldwide, with hundreds of millions of people tuning-in while driving, cooking, cleaning, or just to listen to their favorite programs. In fact, about 70% of Americans listen to at least one podcast. The average time people spend listening is also impressive at more…

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Corporate Transcription Services – Six Reasons You Need Them

Jennifer Stralka
5 May 2022 5min read
5 May 2022 Jennifer Stralka
5min read

Today almost every business operates as its own content machine. Professionals are creating and utilizing more content and video than ever before to effectively spread key messaging, provide information on products, reach wider audiences and engage effectively online. A variety of different content and videos are being produced – including for virtual events, live training sessions, meetings and podcasts –…

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Interview Transcription – How Every Business Can Benefit From It

Sarah Doar
3 May 2022 8min read
3 May 2022 Sarah Doar
8min read

Nearly every team within your business is likely conducting interviews – whether it’s HR interviewing prospective job candidates, marketers who are seeking insights from thought leaders or sales teams hosting meetings with clients to better gauge their needs. Interview transcription is a helpful tool for both in-person interviews and virtual video ones, which are now often the preference of today’s…

Verbit Launches Event Series & Year-Long Partnership with Accessibility.com

Verbit Launches Event Series & Year-Long Partnership with Accessibility.com

Sarah Doar
27 Apr 2022 4min read
27 Apr 2022 Sarah Doar
4min read

The Verbit team is proud to launch a year-long partnership with Accessibility.com. The partnership will consist of monthly webinars focused on the growing importance of workplace inclusion.  The most recent event, Before You Spend Another Penny: Bake Accessibility into Your Procurement Process, took place on April 26th at 1pm EST. This webinar and the ones that follow are focused on…

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Why Call Transcription is Important for Your Business

Sarah Roberts
13 Apr 2022
13 Apr 2022 Sarah Roberts

Phone calls and Zoom meetings have surely become the new norm for business conversations. The result? Professionals have a substantial amount of recordings at their disposal for referencing.Sorting through all of these audio and video recordings to pull out the relevant information can be time-consuming. Fortunately, professionals can turn to call transcripts to review their conversations better and have a…

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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…

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Tips for Managing Remote Teams & Virtual Projects

Verbit Editorial
21 Feb 2022 5min read
21 Feb 2022 Verbit Editorial
5min read

In today’s increasingly remote work environment, it can often be more challenging to manage team members and projects smoothly. With 17% of remote work issues being attributed to communication gaps, managers must take key steps to facilitate effective communication and set clear expectations for their teams and the projects they’re responsible for.  Home-based and hybrid working models are here to…

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Taking Meeting Notes On & Offline

Verbit Editorial
14 Feb 2022 6min read
14 Feb 2022 Verbit Editorial
6min read

More than 4.7 million people are working remotely at least half the time, making consistent communication trickier at times. Taking effective meeting minutes is one item business leaders can encourage and facilitate to make sure their employees’ calls are productive and that communication and tasks remain clear. Leaning on technologies like transcription to produce call notes and sending summaries with…

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Phonetic Transcription

Verbit Editorial
8 Feb 2022 6min read
8 Feb 2022 Verbit Editorial
6min read

Business leaders who are looking to improve their company’s communication efforts, encompassing its brand awareness and marketing strategies, are greatly benefiting from using transcription tools to keep word-for-word records of meetings and assist with note taking. Phonetic transcription takes it one step further, as it notes the way words are pronounced through symbols. This extra detail can help businesses better…

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5 Business Benefits of Multilingual Transcription & Captioning

Verbit Editorial
24 Jan 2022 5min read
24 Jan 2022 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Video content is essential in today’s digital world. 52% of consumers want to see more video from the businesses they support, but connecting with individuals who speak different languages isn’t without its challenges. Multilingual transcription services, also known as subtitling, can help businesses professionals translate their videos for audiences and employees who speak different languages. If your goal is to…

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…

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These Numbers Underscore the Importance of Accessibility for UK Consumer Reach

Danielle Chazen
16 Jan 2022 4min read
16 Jan 2022 Danielle Chazen
4min read

In the US, conversations surrounding inclusion and related legislation like the Americans with Disabilities Act are occurring with greater frequency. More institutional and business leaders are investing in supporting accessibility as their every action, site page and marketing campaign is being examined under a microscope, especially as they connect more with diverse audiences online.As businesses continue to operate more globally,…

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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…

Video: The Key to Driving Productivity

Sarah Roberts
21 Dec 2021 5min read
21 Dec 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

Now that 16% of companies are fully remote, and the number of businesses supporting hybrid and global workforces is growing, having video available to instruct and share information is more crucial than ever.Today’s businesses use video for everything from marketing to internal communication and team training. Companies that make their recordings more available and their content searchable will reap the…

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…

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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…

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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…

WhatsApp Plans to Offer Transcription to its 2.2B Users

Verbit Editorial
18 Oct 2021 4min read
18 Oct 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

With the push for greater web accessibility online, companies like WhatsApp, the most widely used mobile messenger application worldwide, are implementing new features. WhatsApp plans to release an AI transcription tool for its 2 billion monthly active users to access. The feature will allow users to receive auto-generated transcripts for all voice messages sent. WhatsApp’s transcription option aims to provide more…

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Highlighting 5 Disabilities for Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Verbit Editorial
14 Oct 2021 5min read
14 Oct 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Learning disabilities affect a large number of the US population with 1 in 5 young students navigating learning or attention issues. In honor of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, it’s important to be aware of the diversity learning disabilities that exist. There are undoubtedly many individuals that struggle day-to-day without a diagnosis and tailored support, and there’s more that K-12 schools…

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DEI in Business – Creating a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Sarah Roberts
11 Oct 2021 5min read
11 Oct 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

Corporate leaders are getting the message: diversity is good for business. Creating a diverse workforce is the right thing to do, but research shows that it also improves profits, increases employee satisfaction and raises retention rates.  Savvy companies are now fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies. The extent of the benefits that corporate DEI efforts generate can be surprising.…

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Better Website Accessibility Also Means Tax Breaks

Verbit Editorial
10 Sep 2021 4min read
10 Sep 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

While most business owners want to make their websites and brands more inclusive, many cite lack of budgets and resources as the key factors holding them back. However, with up to 59.6% of the disability community living in a household with Internet and the greater population spending more time online, website accessibility has ultimately become a need for businesses. Not…

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Nontraditional Use Cases for Captioning & Transcription

Verbit Editorial
10 Sep 2021 6min read
10 Sep 2021 Verbit Editorial
6min read

55% of people watch video content every day, and 78% of people watch videos online every week. As audiences and consumers spend more time glued to their screens, businesses and organizations are investing more than ever in their video content. Video content creators at brands and businesses are looking to improve the outcomes and engagement of their videos. With this…

Top Tips To Meet ADA Guidelines

Danielle Chazen
8 Sep 2021 5min read
8 Sep 2021 Danielle Chazen
5min read

The stick: ADA lawsuits are on the rise. Many universities and businesses are now taking more proactive approaches to ensure they’re covering themselves and meeting necessary guidelines. The carrot: Universities and businesses that follow ADA requirements are also able to build stronger connections with their students and customers, respectively. Creating a more accessible environment is shown to help with brand…

Research to Inform Back To School Decisions

Verbit Editorial
30 Aug 2021 5min read
30 Aug 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Verbit’s team recently commissioned a survey, Higher-Ed Accessibility Uncovered, to deep-dive into the accessibility and inclusion measures being taken at today’s institutions. The team wanted to explore the knowledge and decision-making processes of today’s higher-ed professionals to inform our community as they head back to school this fall. Additionally, the team wanted to gain an understanding from students with disabilities…

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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…

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Caption Content Easily with Key Integrations

Verbit Editorial
6 Aug 2021 4min read
6 Aug 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

Captioning helps with video engagement and accessibility and is therefore being used by the majority of businesses creating video content. However, captioning can be a super manual process if not done effectively. With the goal of simplifying the captioning process to encourage more businesses to make their videos accessible, Verbit has invested in offering key integrations with a variety of…

Captioning? Don’t Settle for Anything Less Than Fast Turnaround Time

Sarah Roberts
6 Aug 2021 4min read
6 Aug 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

Most people become frustrated after waiting at a traffic light for just 25 seconds. Research strongly indicates that modern humans expect unrealistically rapid results. The Internet, two-day shipping, streaming services and the ability to download entertainment on-demand are contributing to an incredibly impatient population. However, there are times when people are right to expect fast turnaround times. For millions of…

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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…

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Back To School: The Continued Importance of Accessibility In-Person

Verbit Editorial
26 Jul 2021 6min read
26 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
6min read

As the new school year approaches, K-12 schools, colleges and universities are transitioning back to in-person learning and physical classrooms. Returning from almost a full year of delivering learning remotely is exciting to many. However, it’s important that school leaders do not simply resort back to education as it was. Remote teaching and online learning delivered helpful insights on how…

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How Video Captions & Transcripts Improve SEO

Verbit Editorial
22 Jul 2021 5min read
22 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Savvy business leaders are always looking to improve the reach of their brands, keeping SEO as a top-of-mind strategy to do so. The challenge of increasing website reach, particularly for greater Search Engine Optimization (SEO), is something that many organizations struggle with. Studies have shown that 68% of site traffic comes from search engines, a number that will only continue…

How District Attorneys Benefit from Legal Transcription Technology

Sarah Roberts
21 Jul 2021 3min read
21 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

District Attorneys rely on transcripts to build their cases. Each prosecution involves significant amounts of evidence and information, and some individual DAs are handling more than 1,000 cases a year. These statistics indicate that many prosecutors are responsible for far more cases than they should be. Given the pressure to work with massive caseloads, professionals must incorporate innovation into their…

Notable Community College Updates and News

Jennifer Stralka
20 Jul 2021 4min read
20 Jul 2021 Jennifer Stralka
4min read

40% of all undergraduates in the US are community college students, totaling 8.2 million across more than 1,400 community colleges.  Community colleges are higher education’s open door, offering more opportunities for students to earn degrees due to cost, proximity and other factors. However, enrollment statistics and the education offerings provided by community colleges are ever evolving, especially in light of…

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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Transcription and Captioning Needs by Industry

Verbit Editorial
12 Jul 2021 8min read
12 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
8min read

Transcription and captioning are critical tools which must be provided to aid a variety of individuals. Without them, many such as those who are  Deaf or hard-of-hearing can struggle to participate with equity. Transcription and captioning enable them to follow along with any audio and video they wish to consume in their free time or need to consume as a…

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…

6 Considerations for In-House vs. Outsourcing Transcription Efforts

Verbit Editorial
7 Jul 2021 5min read
7 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

In today’s fast paced world, it is becoming best practice to record and capture internal meetings, classes and events. Business and institutional leaders are also creating and offering transcripts with these records to ensure they are accessible, can be referenced easily later and to engage a variety of audiences. However, these audio and video transcripts are often produced in-house due…

Discuss Important Legislation and Research: Verbit’s Court Reporting Virtual Summit

Sarah Roberts
7 Jul 2021 3min read
7 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

As new tools and innovations offer improved transcription accuracy and court reporting efficiency, the rules and legislation impacting the field are changing. Next week, on July 13th, Verbit will host its annual Court Reporting Virtual Summit to explore the legislation, technology and research currently affecting industry professionals. Speakers from PwC, STTI, TheRecordXchange and others will join four sessions to address…

5 Tips for Business Leaders During Effective Communications Month

Sarah Roberts
17 Jun 2021 4min read
17 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

It’s Effective Communications Month! With more remote work opportunities, as well as online learning and Zoom events becoming the norm, the topic of effective communication is more pertinent than ever before. Detecting and accurately interpreting what others mean via email, social posts, video calls, and WhatsApp messages is often a challenge. Most of all, poor communication is costly. A recent…

Verbit’s Kevin Sklar To Present at This Week’s Accessibility Summer Camp

Jennifer Stralka
16 Jun 2021 2min read
16 Jun 2021 Jennifer Stralka
2min read

This Friday, June 18, Verbit’s Director of Key Accounts, Kevin Sklar, will present at ICT’s annual Accessibility Summer Camp. The conference is designed to connect professionals and educators who are invested in learning more about accessibility needs and best practices. Sklar will be presenting alongside noteworthy industry leaders from the likes of Blackboard, Google, UC Berkeley and California Polytechnic State…

Verbit Joins Global University Leaders Today at Derby’s Online Learning Summit

Danielle Chazen
15 Jun 2021 2min read
15 Jun 2021 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Verbit joins the likes of Blackboard, CANVAS and Pearson at today’s Online Learning Summit produced by the University of Derby. The event is designed to explore the evolution of online learning and teaching for the future. Today’s event celebrates a decade of designing and developing online learning for a global student body. Delivering effective online education during the COVID-19 lockdown…

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…

Live Workshop on Digital Court Reporting Solutions

Sarah Roberts
10 Jun 2021 3min read
10 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

Depositions provide crucial information for attorneys. The parties involved in depositions rely on court reporters to provide accurate transcripts to inform future decisions. To explore the different ways this important transcription work is being tackled currently, Verbit will be hosting a live Court Reporting Workshop. The workshop, which will be held on June 16th at 12pm EST, will explore ways…

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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…

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Improve Your Online Presence with Transcription & Captioning 

Danielle Chazen
7 Jun 2021 7min read
7 Jun 2021 Danielle Chazen
7min read

Businesses are investing significant efforts in growing their online presence, and they’re creating and distributing more video as a result. Videos are being launched on a variety of channels, including social and streaming platforms, to raise brand awareness and engage online audiences. In fact, 86% of businesses now use video as a marketing tool, a 25% increase from five years…

Classroom Technologies Benefit More Than Just Students with Specific Learning Needs

Danielle Chazen
2 Jun 2021
2 Jun 2021 Danielle Chazen

Schools are Implementing Technologies that Benefit All Students, Increasing Retention & Graduation Rates Student retention is always a top concern for universities. In 2020, only 41% of full-time students earned their bachelor’s degrees within the standard four-year period, forcing institutions to reevaluate their offerings to ensure their students stay with them through graduation. These numbers have only continued to change…

Remote Depositions Are Here to Stay: Court Reporters Will Benefit

Sarah Roberts
1 Jun 2021 5min read
1 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

When COVID-19 hit, many people felt that sitting in a room full of strangers for lengthy depositions was an unacceptable risk. However, depositions help attorneys gather the information that influences future decisions throughout the litigation. To prevent the court system from coming to a standstill, many lawyers turned to remote depositions. At the height of the pandemic, about 90 percent…

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Grow Your Transcription Business with These 4 Tips

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

Transcriptions are being used by a variety of industries and more and more individuals are looking to outsource the production of them. For professionals offering transcription services or looking at starting a transcription business, there are many factors to consider. Running a business can be tedious and cumbersome enough, but transcription comes with additional manual efforts and arguably the most…

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…

International reach

Expand Your Reach: Localization through Translation and Captioning

Verbit Editorial
3 May 2021 4min read
3 May 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

Technology has ushered in a new era with the globalization of information. Information can now cross borders with much more ease thanks to the likes of translation and captioning software. Regional barriers and language barriers are no longer great obstacles and the cost associated with them is no longer a great factor. More and more companies are operating globally and…

Court Reporting

How Deposition and Court Reporting Services are Altered by Technology

Verbit Editorial
27 Apr 2021 5min read
27 Apr 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Technology has significantly altered nearly every aspect of the modern world. One of the most notable ways is through the automation of more and more processes and daily tasks. In addition to automation, technology has also made global communication and collaboration much more effortless. These advancements show no sign of slowing, and users are benefiting from updates and improved security…

Multimedia translation

Video Translation 101: Higher Accuracy for Broader Reach

Verbit Editorial
6 Apr 2021 4min read
6 Apr 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

The demand for translation services continues to rise. In the past decade, the industry has doubled in size and is now worth over $56 billion dollars in 2021. There are numerous reasons why, including the globalization of business. Content is being consumed online by international audiences and brands need to provide customer service to  global consumers. As a result, video…

UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Media & Cinemas

Danielle Chazen
5 Apr 2021 3min read
5 Apr 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

The UK government has announced a Culture Recovery Fund to help support the reopening and recovery of more than 90 independent cinemas across England. £30m has been set aside for England’s independent cinemas. 92 venues will receive a share of more than £6.5m from the British Film Institute, or BFI, which is distributing funds as part of this support package…

Legal Deposition Transcription

Legal Transcription 101

Danielle Chazen
8 Mar 2021 4min read
8 Mar 2021 Danielle Chazen
4min read

In the legal world, audio and video recordings of all proceedings are critical. However, it can be time consuming to scan audio and video file recordings manually to uncover important items which were referenced. Legal transcription is a vital component in meeting depositions, court proceedings, interviews and police investigations. Reliable, accurate transcripts are critical to ensure justice is served, which …

High Tech Assistive Technology in Business

Danielle Chazen
25 Jan 2021 7min read
25 Jan 2021 Danielle Chazen
7min read

Assistive technology helps professionals with disabilities by providing them with equitable opportunities to succeed at their jobs. Offering them with access to these assistive technologies is not only the right thing to do for your workforce; it’s required. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an anti-discrimination law which all business owners and HR leaders need to be familiar with…

An Expert’s Advice on Workplace Inclusion & Diversity Initiatives

Danielle Chazen
18 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021 Danielle Chazen

Inclusion and diversity are top-of-mind topics to business owners and enterprise leaders today. Each year, businesses are held to higher standards and are expected to invest more in these initiatives and in bringing equity to their workforces and advertising. “2020 taught us all a lot about inclusion and why it’s important,” said Ashley Brundage, a well respected speaker, educator and…

8 Ways to Improve Media Interview Efficiency

Danielle Chazen
18 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021 Danielle Chazen

Is there a right way and a wrong way to conduct a media interview? You bet, but now that content is an integral part of nearly every business, media interviews are being conducted by more than just media entities. Standard media outlets continue to rely on interviews to produce broadcasts, articles and videos for news audiences, but now leaders in…

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…

eTeaching Must-Haves for Schools & Universities in 2021

Danielle Chazen
6 Jan 2021 7min read
6 Jan 2021 Danielle Chazen
7min read

The rise of eLearning in 2020 The global eLearning market reached a historic spike in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic forced the majority of schools and classes to migrate online. More than one billion students across the globe are currently unable to attend schools or universities due to social distancing restrictions. Integrating technology into teaching and learning has never been…

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How to Optimize Audio Quality for Transcription

Verbit Editorial
27 Dec 2020 3min read
27 Dec 2020 Verbit Editorial
3min read

Audio quality is the single most important factor for accurate transcription. Poor quality could result in errors or inaudible sections, decreasing the precision of the record. This also affects turnaround time and, in turn, cost. Optimize Audio Quality for Transcription1. Pay attention to room acoustics2. Place microphones strategically throughout the room 3. Place your microphone close to the speaker4.  Test your microphone or recording…

Future of legal technology

Future Technology & Upcoming Trends in the Legal Industry for 2021

Danielle Chazen
14 Dec 2020 5min read
14 Dec 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Trends in the legal industry have seen a shift toward digitization. Over the last few years, large law firms across the globe are massively investing in legal-tech solutions to gain a competitive edge. That increase has most notably shot up in the last year due to the novel coronavirus. Legal professionals that have transitioned to work-from-home environments are especially dependent…

The Education Industry’s Reality As 2021 Approaches

Danielle Chazen
10 Dec 2020 4min read
10 Dec 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

COVID-19 became a true turning point for higher education with over 1.6 billion learners affected. 91 percent of those enrolled learners have been affected and they’re representative of 191 different countrywide closures. This reality has forced leaders and institutions to globalize higher education. “With the pandemic forcing millions of instructors and students abruptly into remote schooling, many have questioned the…

Guest Post: The Most Important Person In The Proceeding Room

Danielle Chazen
4 Dec 2020 6min read
4 Dec 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Verbit is excited to feature guest author Jen Krueger to deep dive into the role and importance of the court reporter. The most important person in attendance at any legal proceeding is the court reporter. The faculty and administration of the Captioning and Court Reporting Program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) know this to be true. Without a properly trained…

Media industry technology

AI in Media Industry: Artificial Intelligence and Latest Technology

Danielle Chazen
30 Nov 2020 6min read
30 Nov 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The use of Artificial Intelligence, commonly referred to as AI, is growing at an unprecedented pace. The AI market is projected to grow to $312.4B USD by 2027, according to ReportLinker. It’s critical for businesses to keep up-to-date on the latest trends to determine where they can incorporate this technology to not only increase efficiency, but keep up with the…

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,…

Improve Lead Generation Through Virtual Events

Danielle Chazen
19 Nov 2020 6min read
19 Nov 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

With the need for today’s business leaders to reinvent their strategies for lead generation and bringing on new clients, customers and users, many are turning to virtual events. These online events, such as large scale virtual conferences and smaller webinars, are paving the way for lead generation efforts in the face of the pandemic. However, there are certain elements to…

eLearning Platform Skillshare Commits to Inclusivity & Attracts More International Students

Danielle Chazen
5 Nov 2020 6min read
5 Nov 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Skillshare, an online learning community for creativity, has more than 12 million registered members and over 30,000 video-based classes in creative disciplines such as graphic design and photography. The mission of Skillshare is to support professional and personal growth through creativity. Now, its leaders are focused on ensuring that all of their learners are offered a fully inclusive and accessible…

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…

How Virginia Western Community College Turned COVID-19 Into Opportunity

Danielle Chazen
5 Oct 2020 7min read
5 Oct 2020 Danielle Chazen
7min read

The novel coronavirus has brought about significant challenges for today’s colleges and their students. Yet some higher education leaders are choosing to instead adopt a positive mindset and look at COVID-19 as an opportunity. Among these leaders is Virginia Western Community College, a two-year public institution of higher education operating under the Virginia Community College System. Virginia Western sees a…

Tomorrow’s Webinar: Breaking Down Digital Court Reporting

Danielle Chazen
29 Sep 2020 2min read
29 Sep 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Today’s court reporters are charged with multiple responsibilities. These include administering the oath and acting as neutral third party and managing the proceedings to get a clear record with ethics and professionalism to preserve the security of the record. They must also capture the record and preserve the chain of custody and deliver the record to the legal agency or…

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…

This Week in Media Industry News & Updates

Danielle Chazen
1 Sep 2020 3min read
1 Sep 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

The media industry is surely made up of movers and shakers who are used to a fast-paced environment and a continuously evolving landscape. This week presents new rulings relevant to all media industry professionals, particularly those concerned with meeting FCC guidelines and those working on UK-based shoots. UK Media Production Fund Approved In the UK, a new fund was approved…

AI Technology in Legal Industry – Tools & Software that Make a Difference

Danielle Chazen
20 Aug 2020 6min read
20 Aug 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

There has been a significant shift in the legal industry as of late. The ability to implement more technology into legal processes is helping to ensure the justice system stays on track despite the need to social distance. Technology is opening up court reporting and transcription outside of local geographic areas, leaving potential for increased competition and changes in the…

Effective Ways to Improve the Enterprise Training Process

Danielle Chazen
19 Aug 2020 6min read
19 Aug 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

A business is nothing without its employees. How are you ensuring your employees are properly trained and equipped to understand your goals and benchmarks for success? Training and development in the workplace continues to evolve. Are you training them to go out and pitch your products and offerings to clients and consumers effectively? Effective employee training is highly important for…

Tools for Smooth Business Communication You Should Consider

Danielle Chazen
18 Aug 2020 5min read
18 Aug 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

In the new age of remote work, effective communication can make or break a business. With social distancing considerations in mind, as well as the expectations of today’s millennial worker who was already pushing for remote opportunities prior to the pandemic, creating seamless communication is a significant primer for success. So how are leading businesses ensuring communication channels remain clear?…

How Social Distancing Affects Court Reporting

Danielle Chazen
26 Jul 2020 5min read
26 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

An in-person industry has essentially changed overnight. In late June, judges in three US states testified in favor of the continued use of remote proceedings post-COVID-19. A former California state and federal trial judge told Congress that COVID-19 has opened the judiciary up to new technology. He noted that he doesn’t expect the legal industry to ever return back to…

Web Accessibility Essentials for Successful Distance Learning

Danielle Chazen
23 Jul 2020 6min read
23 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Successful distance learning is a far cry from a ctrl+c and ctrl+v of in-person classes into online learning platforms. During this period of social distancing and a significant increase in distance learning offerings, the importance of web accessibility is gaining momentum. Web accessibility occurs when website development and interaction with that site work together to become accessible to individuals with…

How Digital Court Reporting Innovation Offers Choice

Danielle Chazen
22 Jul 2020 6min read
22 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

It’s 2020 and nearly every industry has seen significant disruption. Professionals who want to stay competitive regardless of industry are embracing innovations to stay competitive; they aren’t fearing them. The same should be, and is, true of digital court reporting. This reality was at the root of Verbit’s inaugural legal summit, The Future of Digital Court Reporting on July 13th,…

How to Make the Most out of Business Video Conferencing

Danielle Chazen
22 Jul 2020 5min read
22 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

You’re using video to conduct your meetings and keep business moving, but are you using all of the benefits that online video conferencing tools offer? It’s not as simple as just deciding to use Zoom or GoToMeeting, as much as it is to promote clear communication and goals for these calls with your employees and clients. The rise of business…

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…

K-12 Online Learning

What Will K-12 Back To School Look Like Come Fall?

Danielle Chazen
7 Jul 2020 6min read
7 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The end of summer is fast approaching, and government and school leaders are crafting plans for what back to school will look like in 2020. While many K-12 students are slated to return to school in August and early September, the situation will likely vary from region to region and even school to school. It’s also quite likely that decisions…

Top Tips for Teaching Online and Via Zoom

Danielle Chazen
6 Jul 2020 5min read
6 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Many professionals are questioning what the educational experience will look like come fall 2020 and even spring 2021. Institutions are crowdsourcing information and making decisions for the months ahead. University leaders are performing around the clock course design work in preparation and anticipating for the future, even though the future remains quite unclear due to the global health crisis. Higher…

Cut The Corona: Engagement & Messaging for Enterprise Success

Danielle Chazen
6 Jul 2020 5min read
6 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

For many business leaders, the past few months have been a complete blur. It’s been an ongoing Groundhog Day. These are unforeseen times for all businesses and their employees. Regardless of enterprise size and industry, nearly every individual is experiencing change and disruption both personally and professionally. While the full impact of COVID-19 remains to be seen, it’s likely that…

New Speakers Confirmed: ‘The Future of Digital Court Reporting’ Virtual Summit

Danielle Chazen
2 Jul 2020 2min read
2 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

On July 13th, Verbit will host key thought leaders and experts for a live virtual summit, The Future of Digital Court Reporting. Viewers will hear from experts who are activating digital depositions and other proceedings remotely and get their takes on the future of the industry for both the short and long term. The Future of Digital Court Reporting will…

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…

Legal Summit: The Future of Digital Court Reporting

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

This July, Verbit will bring together hundreds of legal professionals for its inaugural legal summit, The Future of Digital Court Reporting. This summit will build on Verbit’s recent legal webinars which have been preparing legal agencies, attorneys, court reporters and others with insights on how to effectively use digital tools to complete more legal work. The need for digital methods…

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…

Transcription Security

Transcription Security – How Verbit Ensures Your Data Stays Secure

Danielle Chazen
11 Jun 2020 5min read
11 Jun 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Data security should be a top priority for every business and professional. Ensuring that sensitive data, including personal data, stays secure is critical. Transcriptions are one area of focus currently in the realm of cybersecurity. From notes taken during internal client meetings, to transcriptions of global town halls where company performance statistics are shared to admissible transcriptions of legal proceedings,…

‘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…

Corporate Learning and Training Essentials to Boost Performance

Danielle Chazen
27 May 2020 5min read
27 May 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Many new employees may come into their roles with relevant degrees and similar past experience, however, most of what is learned happens on the job. From individual company nuances and policies to required HR trainings, corporations are looking to offer their employees with corporate learning programs. Additionally, with the growth of technology, nearly every industry continues to evolve and be…

Video Conferencing Technology: Innovations in Business Communication

Danielle Chazen
27 May 2020 6min read
27 May 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Video conferencing and video-driven tools have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. The use of video in business has also increased significantly in recent months due to social distancing requirements mandated by the novel coronavirus. Prior to the virus however, many enterprises have been enlisting video conferencing solutions for improved international communication, to facilitate remote work and to save…

Get Inspired: It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Danielle Chazen
21 May 2020 3min read
21 May 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Accessibility and inclusion should be at the forefront of every higher education leader’s strategic goals. Today marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Verbit is highly committed to spreading awareness about the importance of accessibility for today’s students. Access can truly make or break the student experience. All students should be given equal opportunities to succeed and participate in the online and…

The Start of Summer Semesters: Making Online Courses More Accessible

Danielle Chazen
5 May 2020 4min read
5 May 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Summer semesters present opportunities for universities to engage new students, as well as allow for existing students to complete more coursework to speed up their anticipated degree completion dates. This summer, most courses will be offered online due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, professors who are new to teaching in the online environment can now make it relatively easy to…

Transcription and Captioning for Complex Topics – How Does it Work?

Danielle Chazen
30 Apr 2020 6min read
30 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Today’s business leaders, educators and media professionals are tasked with providing accessible materials to account for a variety of scenarios. From students participating remotely with disabilities to consumers watching news silently, captions and transcriptions are being utilized to make these materials more dynamic and accessible. However, providing basic captions and transcription to ‘check a box’ without utilizing a service that…

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…

What Legal Professionals Should Expect Post COVID-19

Danielle Chazen
24 Apr 2020 5min read
24 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

The legal market began a transition over the past few years due to the shortage of stenographers available to service proceedings. The legal system is now facing unprecedented further disruption by the need to social distance and work remotely due to the novel coronavirus. State and federal courts have changed procedural rules for flexibility during this time. Indiana’s Supreme Court,…

Pros and Cons: Using Free Transcription Software vs Paid Services

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

A growing number of enterprises, universities, media outlets and professionals are seeing value in having word-for-word written records of conversations, lectures and meetings on hand to reference. Rather than manually taking notes, these individuals are utilizing transcription softwares to produce the work for them. There are several transcription softwares on the market to capture these important audio bites and provide…

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…

Join Verbit’s Webinar with Legal Experts & Speech-to-Text Institute

Danielle Chazen
16 Apr 2020 2min read
16 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Court reporting businesses continue to lean more on digital tools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As courtrooms and law firms adjust their models to allow for wholesale incorporation of remote trials, hearings, and depositions, the long-term implications for the legal system and the court reporting business will be profound. We’re gathering a panel of experts to explore how firms are…

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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…

Explore ‘The Future of Ed-Tech’ at This Week’s EduALL Virtual Event

Danielle Chazen
30 Mar 2020 3min read
30 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

In a recent piece on Forbes, Paul LeBlanc examined the current challenges facing colleges and universities, which are “scrambling to finish the academic year online, fretting over next fall’s enrollment, and struggling with cash flow challenges.” LeBlanc serves as President of Southern New Hampshire University, one of the largest universities in the U.S. with 180,000 learners, mostly online. He went…

Kaltura

Find the Best Professional Video Platform for Your Needs: Kaltura Advantages

Danielle Chazen
23 Mar 2020 6min read
23 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The use of video has exploded in recent years. Video has proven to be an effective tool to engage, educate and entertain an array of audiences. It’s therefore being implemented into more university courses, eLearning, companies’ marketing campaigns, employee training and media coverage. When producing video, leaders at universities, companies and media institutions can select from a range of solutions…

Expert Tips: Transitioning to Online Learning

Danielle Chazen
22 Mar 2020 7min read
22 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
7min read

University leaders are currently being charged with continuing to provide coursework to students, but limiting all face-to-face interactions to keep their students safe. However, many of these professors have never taught in virtual environments prior. They’re actively seeking actionable tips and knowledge on how to keep their students engaged while learning remotely. “The challenge right now is ensuring that new…

Court & Legal Transcription Jobs – Get More Business

Danielle Chazen
16 Mar 2020 5min read
16 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Transcriptionists and transcription companies are always seeking ways to uncover new projects and opportunities, including more court transcription jobs. Within the legal realm, quality transcripts are needed for a plethora of proceedings. Legal transcription work is often required to provide an admissible record of general correspondence and memos, attorney dictation, depositions, videotaped interviews, medical-legal reports, workers’ compensation transcription, legal agreements…

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Hear from Universities In Action: EduALL Virtual Summit

Danielle Chazen
15 Mar 2020 2min read
15 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

University administrators with responsibilities which fall within the disability services, IT and accessibility departments were formerly faced with the daunting challenge of making the case for embedding more digital technologies into current classrooms to aid more students. Now, with 200 universities and colleges moving their courses online in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the expertise of these individuals is being…

Verbit Announces Launch of EduALL Virtual Summit

Danielle Chazen
5 Mar 2020 2min read
5 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Verbit is excited to announce the launch of EduALL, a complimentary virtual summit, on April 1st from 10am – 12:30pm EST. The event is designed to provide higher-ed professionals with best practices, tips and tools to evolve their universities and online schools to work for all students, regardless of ability or disability. The event will feature notable speakers such as…

UK Schools Captions and Transcription

Accessibility Requirements & Considerations for UK Institutions

Danielle Chazen
4 Mar 2020 4min read
4 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Universities and online schools in North America aren’t the only ones looking to make their course materials more accessible. Legislation in the United Kingdom, including the Equality Act of 2010 (EQA), has driven universities and online schools in the UK to provide greater accessibility to their students. Rather than view the tools deemed necessary to make materials accessible as requirements…

Manual vs Automatic Transcription

Danielle Chazen
19 Feb 2020 4min read
19 Feb 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Digital transformation is not assisting with once menial tasks – it’s now crucial for businesses and universities to embrace in order to remain relevant and competitive. The helpfulness of new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, can be exemplified when considering the responsibilities of today’s transcriptionists. Transcription is used to serve as the written record in legal proceedings, to provide accessible materials…

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Transcription Guidelines 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…

What to Consider When Creating an Online Course

Danielle Chazen
5 Feb 2020 7min read
5 Feb 2020 Danielle Chazen
7min read

From parents with young children to those who lack means of transportation or are employed full-time, online course offerings can remove a significant barrier standing in the way of their ability to earn an education and a degree. Online courses present countless benefits, including meeting the expectations and needs of today’s tech savvy, remote world. Yet designing an online course…

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Deposition Transcription Professional Tips

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

A legal transcription provides courts, attorneys and their clients with an accurate word-for-word capture of events that transpired. Whether it’s a court session, deposition, conference call or legal proceeding, when a transcription is not accurate, it hurts the ability to ensure citizens are provided with a just, fair process. Depositions are crucial for attorneys to gather important information for cases…

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…

legal transcription equipment

Court Reporter Equipment Options: From Typewriters to AI Software

Danielle Chazen
28 Jan 2020 6min read
28 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The legal industry and the way it operates, continue to evolve due to digital transformation and the development of new technologies. There are a plethora of equipment options available to today’s court reporters as a result. When considering the trained professionals available to capture legal proceedings and provide stenographic services, it’s more critical than ever to take the necessary steps…

international students

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…

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Verbit to Exhibit at Kaltura Connect This Week

Danielle Chazen
20 Jan 2020 3min read
20 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Verbit is excited to be participating and exhibiting at this week’s video experience conference, Kaltura Connect, to be held January 21-23 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. This annual conference gathers 500 attendees for three days of workshops, panels and networking to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in video. Each year, Kaltura gathers some of the world’s leading…

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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How to Choose a Good Online Course

Danielle Chazen
7 Jan 2020 7min read
7 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
7min read

More universities and companies are investing in providing distance learning opportunities. With many marketing tactics at play and unaccredited programs on the market, it’s important to do your research and gain a strong understanding of the specific program you’re signing up for. When choosing to invest your hard-earned savings or making considerations to take out a student loan, it’s crucial…

digital court reporter

A New Decade of Digital Court Technology

Danielle Chazen
2 Jan 2020 6min read
2 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The growing shortage of court reporters is not news per se. A study commissioned back in 2013 by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) estimated that the demand for court reporters would exceed supply by 5,500 by 2018. The average stenographer salary in the United States is currently $39,981, making it a highly respected, yet not a high paying role.…

Verbit webinar with TCS Education System

Webinar Recap: Executing an Inclusion Plan

Danielle Chazen
26 Dec 2019 6min read
26 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
6min read

As part of a recurring series, “The Accessible Classroom Redefined,” Verbit hosted a webinar this month to gather higher education decision makers for a live discussion. This episode, Driving Inclusion with Key Partner Institutions, was led by Accessibility Evangelist Scott Ready and featured TCS Education System’s Senior Learning Experience Designer, Lord Giddie. Giddie has been successfully implementing inclusion measures and…

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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…

declining student enrollment and retention

Declining Enrollment Trends & Technology’s Potential Impact

Danielle Chazen
15 Dec 2019 4min read
15 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Student retention is often top-of-mind for nearly every university leader, but what happens when initial enrollment numbers decline? Declining enrollment is a significant problem facing the higher education industry. The severity of today’s enrollment decline came to light last month in Boston when Beacon Hill leaders met to debate a bill requiring more financial transparency from higher education institutions. The…

Transcription Productivity Tips for Professional Transcribers

Transcription Productivity Tips for Professional Transcribers

Danielle Chazen
12 Dec 2019 6min read
12 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
6min read

With more stenographers retiring each year and few replacements coming into the field, it feels like every professional in the industry is looking to do more, but with fewer resources. With knowledge of some key transcription productivity tips, professionals can both increase their average transcription speed and service more clients. Transcription Productivity Tips that Improve the Quality of Work Here…

assistive technologies for deaf or hard of hearing students

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…

digital medical transcription

Digital Medical Transcription

Danielle Chazen
5 Dec 2019 4min read
5 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
4min read

More organizations and professionals in the medical field are turning to transcription for documentation. This preference to convert spoken words into text-based computer files is known as digital medical transcription. Experts are now estimating that the medical transcription market will reach more than $70 billion by 2026. Why Digital Medical Transcription is Seeing Growth Medical transcription is being used in…

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Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: A Practical Guide

Danielle Chazen
28 Nov 2019 6min read
28 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
6min read

1 in 4 US adults, or 61MM Americans, have a disability that impacts major life activities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet only 4% of employees, identify “as having a disability” in the workplace, reported the National Organization on Disability. More individuals with disabilities are finding employment opportunities, but “only 1 in 20 young adults with…

Digital Legal Transcription

Legal Transcription 2030: What You Should Know

Danielle Chazen
28 Nov 2019 5min read
28 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the changes going on in the transcription industry, you’re not alone. The stenographic shortage has been challenging, and there’s a natural hesitance that comes with embracing new technologies. However, industry professionals who want to be relevant in 2030 can no longer ignore the digital transformation that is occurring in the market.  The Need for…

speech recognition

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,…

education technology

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…

assistive technologies

Low and High Tech Assistive Technology: A Timeline

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

In a world and society designed for ‘normal’, people with disabilities often find it challenging to access everyday opportunities that many take for granted. This reality is especially evident in higher education. These limitations are evident physically, such as university elevators that are too narrow for wheelchairs, and academically when classes are taught without closed captions and transcriptions for deaf…

digital court reporter

Digital Court Reporter: Reasons to Hire & Become One

Danielle Chazen
6 Nov 2019 5min read
6 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

There is a growing shortage of stenographers. This reality combined with the fact that the average age of a court reporter is 53, leaves cause for concern about the profession’s future. Additional contributing factors to this shortage include a significant decrease in graduates from professional stenographic training and the closure of many training schools, according to the American Association of…

voice recognition

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,…

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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…

Law Firm Software that Helps You Grow: 6 Technologies to Adopt

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

Lawyer life is complex, and in an attempt to take care of the small details that make or break a client’s case, it’s easy to let go of a firm’s own operations and unintentionally stunt its growth. But, as they search for law firm software that will take away the need to choose between clients and themselves, many companies find…

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…

ASR 101: Introduction to Speech Recognition

Verbit Editorial
19 Aug 2019 7min read
19 Aug 2019 Verbit Editorial
7min read

Imagine that you are an alien visiting Earth for the first time. As you circle the planet in high orbit, you intercept a random transmission in English, which reads: ANODORASMILE… You quickly realize that, due to some technical glitch, all spaces and punctuation are missing from the text. Being the curious and resourceful alien that you are, you hack the…

Law Enforcement Transcription

Law Enforcement Transcription

Danielle Chazen
5 Aug 2019 5min read
5 Aug 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Professionals in police departments, security firms, law firms, courts, and government agencies all rely on law enforcement transcription services to effectively do their jobs. This saves time, helps with the submission of accurate evidence, builds stronger cases, and reduces costs. But how does something as seemingly mundane as law enforcement transcription make such a big impact on the legal system?…

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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…

The Cost of Not Embracing Advanced Court Reporting Technology

Verbit Editorial
3 Jul 2019 5min read
3 Jul 2019 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Blockbuster, Kodak, Borders, Radio Shack. The business world is ripe with cautionary tales of once-thriving companies that ultimately succumbed to failure. The common thread that connects them all? A reluctance to adapt to changing ways and, specifically, advanced technology. This resistance to embrace new technology and lack of innovation gradually led to these organizations being overtaken by established competitors or…

From Shorthand to Artificial Intelligence: The Evolution of Transcription Technology

Verbit Editorial
4 Jun 2019 5min read
4 Jun 2019 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Millions of audio and video files are produced every day by businesses and organizations in virtually every industry. In fact, the sheer volume of unstructured data has increased to the point that analysts at Gartner estimate that upwards of 80% of all organizational data exists in these types of formats. In this context, where there is a clear shift from…

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities Benefits All Learners

Verbit Editorial
4 Jun 2019 4min read
4 Jun 2019 Verbit Editorial
4min read

The makeup of the American student population is changing. According to a report by the United States Department of Education, approximately 11% of all undergraduates in American colleges report having a disability – up from 6% almost two decades prior. But, while more students with disabilities are enrolling in college programs, the graduation rate of this population remains lower. 41%…

How Accessibility is Driving The Top EdTech Trends

Verbit Editorial
21 May 2019 6min read
21 May 2019 Verbit Editorial
6min read

Technology is evolving faster than most of us can keep up. It’s hard to believe that the iPad made its debut a mere nine years ago. 15 years ago, who could fathom that we could keep a computer in our back pockets? Yet a few years later, the first iPhone made its debut and that is exactly what we do.…

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…

Why Verbatim Transcription is Required in the Legal Industry

Verbit Editorial
14 Mar 2019 6min read
14 Mar 2019 Verbit Editorial
6min read

When selecting a transcription solution, it’s critical to pick a service based on the type of transcription that is required. Every business or organization has different needs that dictate the kind of transcription that they will need to best serve their requirements. There are two main kinds of transcription services: verbatim and non-verbatim. Each one serves a different unique purpose…

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…

Why AI Transcription is a Court Reporter’s Secret Weapon

Verbit Editorial
17 Feb 2019 3min read
17 Feb 2019 Verbit Editorial
3min read

The Role of the Court Reporter Court reporters provide the indispensable service of a real-time record of depositions, hearings, and trials. Using various technologies, they compile a written, verbatim record of every word that is uttered during a legal proceeding. Court reporters are especially crucial for depositions, in order to capture the details of testimony as a case unfolds. This…

Why Your eLearning Strategy Needs Artificial Intelligence Transcription

Verbit Editorial
1 Dec 2018 4min read
1 Dec 2018 Verbit Editorial
4min read

The emergence of eLearning platforms has revolutionized the modern approach to higher education by embodying efficiency, flexibility, and accessibility for all. Studying online provides a way for anyone to learn on-demand, without being tied to a specific course schedule. Some of the top advantages include a flexible learning environment, lower costs, wider course topic selection and freedom to personalize the…

7 AI trends that are redefining the legal industry

Verbit Editorial
29 Nov 2018 5min read
29 Nov 2018 Verbit Editorial
5min read

AI technology is defining the new normal in all facets of life. Finding examples of this phenomenon is certainly not a stretch. Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa are relied on by millions to perform simple tasks. Ride-sharing giant Uber leverages AI tech to predict fares, ETAs, and optimal pick-up locations. Facebook seems to know what you’re thinking even before…

Boost Podcast Engagement

How to Use Transcription to Boost Podcast Engagement

Verbit Editorial
25 Oct 2018 4min read
25 Oct 2018 Verbit Editorial
4min read

Over the past decade, podcasts have grown from a niche entertainment form to a genuine cultural phenomenon. The massive success of hits like This American Life and Serial have catapulted podcasts into the mainstream, and it’s easy to see why. At their core, podcasts are stories, and people love stories. A compelling narrative structure appeals to basic human nature. Whether…

The Role of Transcription and Captioning in Blended Learning

Verbit Editorial
3 Oct 2018 3min read
3 Oct 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

Higher education today is not what it used to be. Once upon a time, taking copious notes as the professor droned on and memorizing textbook passages were synonymous with the college learning experience. However, over the past two decades, online education and multimedia content have supplanted outdated methods, becoming mainstays of the educational landscape. Thanks to the surge of digital…

The Top 8 Advantages of AI-Enabled Legal Transcription

Verbit Editorial
7 Sep 2018 3min read
7 Sep 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

Transcription in law is certainly nothing new. But, this decades-old necessity in the legal system has come a long way from the totally manual processes that were once the industry norm. Cutting-edge transcription vendors are harnessing developments in AI speech-to-text technology and incorporating the latest advancements into their solutions. All of this helps to boost accuracy to near-perfect levels in…

The Top 5 Benefits of AI Transcription for the Legal Industry

Verbit Editorial
20 Aug 2018 4min read
20 Aug 2018 Verbit Editorial
4min read

It’s been well established that the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing all industries, even those that were once thought to be unlikely to evolve. Some industries are being completely upended, while others are only just getting started by testing the waters with what AI can really do. Above all, AI is at its best when it enables…

Why You Should Create Searchable Audio and Video

Verbit Editorial
29 Jul 2018 3min read
29 Jul 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

On April 23, 2005, Jawed Karim posted a video of himself online. Although Me at the zoo was not the first video to be uploaded to the web, nor were its 19 seconds exceptionally remarkable, the footage would make history by being the first entry on YouTube. Since that watershed moment, billions of videos have been shared on the platform, with an…

The 7 Keys to Online Accessibility

Verbit Editorial
23 Jul 2018 5min read
23 Jul 2018 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Welcome back to our blog series on increasing campus accessibility. Part one focused on the importance of inclusive academics, specifically through universal design. In this section, we will explore the key role of online accessibility in ensuring an equitable learning environment for all students. Most universities have shifted to an online paradigm, offering lecture recordings along with a variety of content on…

94.8% of students favor video transcripts

Verbit Editorial
16 May 2018 3min read
16 May 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

When asked to rate the online video experience, 94% of students found that implemented videos are useful and beneficial. In addition 94.8% of students would recommend the addition of video transcripts on university websites. The main purpose of video transcripts in education is to enable and increase student engagement especially amongst disabled students. Verbit’s proprietary technology has been fine-tuned and…

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:…

5 Benefits of Transcription and Captioning for Online Video

Verbit Editorial
3 Apr 2018 5min read
3 Apr 2018 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Ever sat and wondered what the advantages of transcription actually are? Well, the truth is that unless you need or use transcription and captioning,  chances are you’ve been kept in the dark. “Transcribing is one of the fastest growing jobs in the US. Transcription work can be a good choice for people who are retired or who want to earn…

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…

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10 Critical Questions: Selecting a Transcription & Captioning Vendor

Verbit Editorial
28 Mar 2018
28 Mar 2018 Verbit Editorial

The following white paper aims to give a clearer insight and approach when choosing a transcription and closed captioning vendor.  Depending on your own specific needs such as, boosting SEO, or making your videos more searchable some generic questions will need to be asked before selecting a vendor. Selecting a captioning and transcription vendor is not as easy you think…

The Sudden Interest in Transcription

Verbit Editorial
3 Mar 2018 3min read
3 Mar 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

Transcription is not a new subject. So, why is everyone suddenly interested in it? In ancient times, scribes would write hieroglyphics and scripts. Of course, today we don’t write on papyrus with quill dipped in ink; in this digital era, it’s all computerized. The following centuries have been recorded thanks to those who had committed to transcribing history. We learn…