Voice technology makes digital accessibility within municipalities faster and within budget possible

Emerce, 14 February 2019

In AmberScript we found a reliable partner that, even better than Google, converts Dutch audio recordings into subtitles. ” – Olaf Lawerman, director of Company Webcast

AmberScript and Company Webcast facilitate municipalities with automatic speech-subtitling of board and committee meetings. As a result of the ‘digital accessibility’ decision, municipalities have been obliged since 1 July 2018 to make (newly) published content, including council meetings, accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. Many government agencies are still lagging behind this obligation. Because Company Webcast and AmberScript – www.amberscript.nl – completely replaced manual subtitling of broadcast council meetings by a system with artificial intelligence not only a substantial saving in time, but also a saving in money is achieved.

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