Learn how to make your podcast accessible

Making High Quality Transcripts with Fanfare

A step by step description of how to transcribe podcast audio using Fanfare. Steps include opening an account, finding your show, populating metadata, importing episode, editing speaker names, adding audio descriptions, find and replace, export and publish.

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October 4, 2023

Why accessibility matters for podcasts

Discover why podcast accessibility is critical for both disabled and non-disabled users.

  • Learn about the various challenges faced by people with disabilities such as poor vision, hearing difficulties, mobility issues, and cognitive disorders when accessing podcasts.
  • Explore the benefits of improving accessibility for all users through improved SEO, user experience, and promotional value.
  • Learn how to comply with ADA regulations and why accessibility is the right thing to do.
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May 6, 2023

Who are we leaving out?

Accessibility issues on podcast websites and the lack of transcripts can leave out people with disabilities.

  • Learn about how permanent, temporary and situational disabilities can effect seeing, touching, hearing, and speaking.
  • Meet three diverse personas and understand their unique challenges in accessing podcast content.
  • Explore practical solutions to website accessibility issues and various ways to create transcripts, from fast and cheap AI transcription tools to feature-rich Active Transcripts.
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May 6, 2023

The challenges of making websites accessible

Website accessibility is a challenging problem to solve, but there are solutions.

  • Discover how screen readers work and understand the importance of good semantic structure, keyboard accessibility, and aria attributes for enhancing web accessibility.
  • Learn about the challenges of website generators and embedded audio players and evaluate their accessibility.
  • Get tips on how to create accessible websites and audio players to provide a better user experience for all users.
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May 6, 2023

Why is it important to have a transcript?

Transcripts are essential for some users, beneficial to many, and can make your podcast really stand out.

  • Learn about the low percentage of podcasts that currently have transcripts and understand their value for both disabled and non-disabled users.
  • Explore the advantages of transcripts for SEO, text searching, and reading preference.
  • Learn about the various ways to create transcripts, from fast and cheap AI transcription tools to feature-rich Active Transcripts.
  • Get tips on how to improve workflow to add transcripts to your podcasting process.
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May 6, 2023

Making it easier to do the right thing

We all want to do the right thing, but how?

  • Explore the challenges that podcasters face in making their content accessible and how to make accessibility a top priority.
  • Learn how to choose a website generator with minimal accessibility issues and how to add transcripts to your podcasting workflow.
  • Discover Fanfare's Active Transcript editor and how it can easily generate high-quality transcripts without adding significant time or expense to your production workflow.
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May 6, 2023