RNIB is praising Scribit.Pro

24 March 2021

Recently the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind – UK) wrote a nice article about our tools. We are of course very happy with that. Below is the translation of the article that you can find on the RNIB site.

The Dutch company Scribit.pro has developed an easy-to-use tool to create subtitles, transcriptions and audio descriptions for online videos, such as those on YouTube.

There are several options for those using the tool, such as hiring a professional from the scribit team of experienced scribes, subtitlers and image descriptors, or subtitling it yourself and using one of the synthetic voices available on the platform.

Sonali Rai, Broadcast and Audio Description Manager at RNIB, said: “Scribit is a very useful tool for content producers who want to add access features such as audio description and subtitles to make their videos accessible – allowing people with vision and/or hearing loss to access their content independently. to watch has also designed a fully accessible player that is an alternative to embedding a video from YouTube. Though there is an interesting plug available for those embedding a file from YouTube video that allows content owners to add audio description as an additional audio track and present it on their website within the original YouTube frame.

Sonali added: “Every minute, 500 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube, most of it is user-generated and almost everything remains inaccessible to people who rely on these access features. With a rapid improvement in awareness and appreciation for making content accessible, what is needed is an efficient process and a tool that is easy to use to make this content accessible. Scribit

's Eveline Ferwerda said the tool is designed not only to make it easier for content producers or companies to meet WCAG 2.1 AA requirements for video content, but also to meet a certain standard of viewership. achieve experience. The alternatives offered in the tool such as being able to choose the right voice for the content and being able to select the presentation style would improve the experience for people who depend on access features to enjoy content.

There is a free trial for new users, after which users can purchase an annual package or pay per video.

The driving force behind the scribit.pro initiative is the Bartiméus Fund. Aware of the accessibility challenges in other countries, Bartiméus supports scribit.pro as an international start-up.

For more information, email info@scribit.pro.