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WhatsApp Plans to Offer Transcription to its 2.2B Users

By Verbit Editorial

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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Zoom Invests Greater in Transcription and Translation Services

By Sarah Roberts

While Zoom already provides live captioning and transcription services in English, the platform will add them in 30 other languages over the next year. Zoom will also begin offering translation services in 12 languages. Zoom’s leaders are aiming to accommodate more users and have recognized that non-English speaking populations would greatly benefit from access to captions and word-for-word transcripts of…
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TikTok Marketing Tips To Reach Your Audience & Business Goals

By Verbit Editorial

The popularity of the social media platform TikTok has grown enormously. Its easy-to-consume, 15-60-second long has attracted 1 billion active global users. The platform had previously amassed 732 million monthly active users in just 5 years, beating Facebook’s long held record of 7 years to reach that goal. Since TikTok’s rise to popularity, businesses have been tapping into using TikTok…
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Highlighting 5 Disabilities for Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

By Verbit Editorial

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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Verbit Named To TechRadar’s 2021 List as a “Best Speech-To-Text Service”

By Sarah Roberts

Verbit is thrilled to earn a place on TechRadar’s 2021 list of “Best Speech-to-Text Services. TechRadar is a respected source for up-to-date technology reviews for businesses. The list features service providers that offer live transcription and captioning solutions for the corporate world and educational institutions. Verbit’s high ranking comes just months after it announced that it achieved the highly coveted…
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DEI in Business – Creating a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

By Sarah Roberts

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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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Verbit Speaks with OSU Accessibility Expert

By Verbit Editorial

Learning Disability Awareness month is celebrated by thousands each year to inform others about the experiences of professionals and students with learning disabilities. Currently, 7.3 million public school students receive special education services and this year was particularly difficult as higher-ed and K-12 learners alike continued their studies with COVID-19 restrictions. To honor those with LDs this month, Verbit spoke…
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K-12’s Back To School Reality: A Respected Teacher’s Perspective

By Sarah Roberts

After many months of eLearning and countless challenges, teachers are bringing some unique perspectives back to school this year. Verbit reached out to Lisa Pavic, a science teacher at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, to learn how her experiences during the pandemic are shaping her return to the classroom. Lisa has a Master’s in education, 12 years of…
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Expert Tips: Designing & Delivering Instruction That’s Engaging & Accessible First

By Verbit Editorial

This guest blog was written by Dr. Misty Cobb, EdD, MBA, a transformational education & technology expert. In her role at Verbit, Cobb works with K-12 and higher education leaders on best practices for using technology to provide accessible and equitable learning opportunities for all students. Cobb earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Alabama where her research…
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California Extends Remote Court Hearings Through July 2023

By Sarah Roberts

California Governor Gavin Newson just signed SB 241, extending remote court hearings through July 1, 2023. The decision to enact this legislation stemmed from the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As California and other states continue to extend remote court access, the likelihood of these adaptations becoming permanent appears promising. California is one of the most influential states when…
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