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Accessibility of Podcasts

Accessibility is important. And that means more than just making transcripts for the deaf. It means having a good sound mix for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. It means ensuring all elements of your podcast's website works for the visually impaired. In short, it means caring about your entire audience. Not just the able-bodied ones.

The Future of Closed Captions May Look Like Podcast Karaoke
July 15, 2020
The Future of Closed Captions May Look Like Podcast Karaoke
Legally-mandated closed captioning - not transcripts - may soon be coming to podcasting. The technology to enable this already exists. And it might usher in a re-imagining of what we used to call enhanced podcasts.
How To Make Accessible Podcast Audio In 5 Easy Steps
August 22, 2019
How To Make Accessible Podcast Audio In 5 Easy Steps
No, you do not have to compromise your artistic vision when making your podcast’s audio files accessible for those with hearing loss. Today: tips from professional audio engineers that show you exactly how to get it right on every episode of your show.
Make An Accessible Podcast With The Right Equipment & Environment
August 21, 2019
Make An Accessible Podcast With The Right Equipment & Environment
To make a podcast accessible to those with hearing loss, you need to make some adjustments. Nothing crazy, but re-examining the equipment and your recording environment can help ensure you’re making accessible content.
Captioning Your Podcast With A Transcript For Those With Hearing Loss
August 20, 2019
Captioning Your Podcast With A Transcript For Those With Hearing Loss
Transcripts for podcasting is a hot button topic. But if we want to make sure our content is accessible to every listener - even those with hearing loss - it shouldn't be. So get off the “transcripts for SEO” kick and make a transcript for the right reason.
Hearing Loss, Accessibility, and Your Podcast
August 19, 2019
Hearing Loss, Accessibility, and Your Podcast
You might think it odd that you need to keep the hearing impaired in mind as you're creating audio for your podcast. But as one of those who has hearing loss, I would certainly appreciate it if you would keep us in mind.
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