Kaltura and Verbit Expand Partnership for Video Captioning
Verbit, a transcription and captioning company, has expanded its partnership with Kaltura, provider of the Video Experience Cloud. Verbit brings Kaltura's customers in the education and corporate settings captions and searchable video capabilities.
This comes as COVID-19 continues to drive a massive shift to virtual events, online learning, and remote work, dramatically increasing the need for transcription and captioning.
"As the COVID-19 pandemic has moved our in-person lectures to virtual ones, accurate transcriptions and captions have never been of greater importance," said Mark Nichols, senior director of universal design and accessible technologies at Virginia Tech, which uses Kaltura for its remote classes. "Even when the pandemic is behind us, accurate captions will remain vital, ensuring that all lectures are accessible, inclusive, and engaging for students."
"Driven by major global shifts toward remote engagement, video has rapidly become mission-critical across many industries, and as such, the need for video accessibility and searchability have increased accordingly," said Zohar Babin, executive vice president of platform and growth at Kaltura, in a statement. "Our partnership with Verbit enables Kaltura customers to provide accessible content to all their users without compromising on quality across languages."
"We're thrilled to bring our collaboration with Kaltura to the next level, servicing world-class universities and corporations of all types and sizes," said Jacques Botbol, vice president of marketing at Verbit, in a statement."This is a strong vote of confidence in our technology from a leading, innovative video provider. We look forward to our continued collaboration as we bring transcripts and captions of the highest quality to Kaltura's customers."
Technology advances are making real-time captioning possible, and progress has just begun.