Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Transcribers Needed

One of the many joys over the last few years has been the growing numbers of people in our Kerith deaf community. They're such a great bunch of people, and it's a privilege for us to have them as part of us.

One of the difficulties faced by the deaf group is that if they miss a Sunday they can't catch up via the podcast. We've been talking about this for a while, and it seems like the best solution would be to produce a written transcript of each talk which we could then make available for download on our website. We'd love to be able to do this every week, but in particular they have asked if we could do it for the current Prodigal God series as they are getting so much out of it as a group.

So here's the ask. Is there anyone out there with both the skills and the time to listen to the podcast, which usually gets posted to the website by the end of Sunday, and within a couple of days produce a transcript of the talk which could be posted back to the website (we can do that last bit if it sounds too daunting). Ideally I'd love to find a team of people to do this so that the task doesn't become too onerous on one person, and we can do it every week. Or alternatively is there someone with voice recognition software who can process the mp3 of the talk and then edit it to produce something intelligible.

If you think you could help then please get in contact with Sue Ranger either by emailing info@kerith.co.uk, or phoning her on 01344 862699. Both I, and our deaf community, will be incredibly grateful!

Simon.

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