TL;DR-
To ensure as many people as possible can access African design.

Every year we learn from our theme and incorporate it into our values.

This year we’re exploring how ‘Design is for Everyone’, a value that will have us improving indefinitely as we uncover how design is inclusive, open, empathetic, accessible and sensual.

Captions and subtitles have been a part of our lives for years, and with so much content being accessed digitally, it’s important that as many people as possible have access to Afrikan Design.

We’re adding a full, downloadable transcript to each episode of Afrika Design. 

Why we transcribe the podcast

WHY WE TRANSCRIBE THE PODCAST:

CONVENIENCE

Speakers of English as a native or second language benefit, and engage more. 80% of people who used subtitles in this study did not have a hearing impairment.

SENSITIVITY

Sound sensitive environments like gyms, libraries and matatus, where you can’t listen, or if you have a hearing impairment.

ACCESSIBILITY

It can help people with attention deficits, learning disabilities, or autism.

CLARITY

Provides clarity on spelling of names for people, places and brands.

LEARNING

It can help you learn & understand more: ~90% of students who used closed captions found them at least moderately helpful for learning.

Over 80% of students not reporting disabilities found closed captions at least moderately useful.

SOURCE: this report by Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Katie Linder of Oregon State University

 

SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS CAN BENEFIT EVERYONE...

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LISTEN, FOLLOW AND DOWNLOAD

We aim to provide this for all our video & audio content in future. We will also try to add subtitles to partners’ content if possible.

On the latest episode with Daniel Ampofo, we discuss local & global design mentors like Chris Do and Nana K.Duah, Ghanaian creative talent, African influence on the world’s cultures, the future of designers in society and much more.

There’s a lot more to talk about here, and we’re constantly learning, so if you have any useful resources, or spot anything in this article that needs to be corrected or updated, please let us know!

We really love feedback, so please leave a comment to let us know what you think.

Our fully transcribed chat with Daniel Ampofo’s about design in Ghana. GET THE PDF.

WORKFLOW

The workflow has taken some time to refine, it makes production take longer (we promise we’re getting faster). We won’t always be 100% accurate, but we’ll try to get as close as possible.

Let us know if you’d like to find out which transcription tools we use and how we use them.