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Making Your Podcast Accessible

Increasing podcast accessibility is good news for everyone, podcast fans and podcast creators alike. But how do you go about making your podcast accessible? While recent lawsuits have brought attention to providing transcripts for podcasts in order for them to be accessible to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, transcripts are just one part of making your podcast accessible.

Accessibility is important when it comes to creating your podcast as well. If you’re collaborating with others or interviewing guests, make sure the tools, resources, or platforms that you use can accommodate your guest or collaborator’s needs. Some of the accommodations might be:

Checking that resources and tools for your collaborators are accessible can make it easier to ensure that your podcast’s web presence is accessible. Making your podcast website accessible also will help your podcast reach a wider audience. If more people are able to find out what your podcast is about, more people are likely to want to tune in. If your podcast has a website, or is featured on a website, consider the following:

Ensuring your podcast and the ways in which you create it are accessible also can help ensure that your podcast itself is accessible. After all, if you’ve built accessibility into your podcast’s tools, creation materials, and website, you’re already well on your way towards having accessibility for your audiences. Some other ways to provide accessibility for podcast audiences include:

At the end of the day, ensuring accessibility is more than a good way to reach more listeners and collaborators, it’s the right thing to do, and easy if you know where to start. A good accessibility provider can help walk you through inclusive solutions such as captions, subtitles, and/or transcripts.

At VITAC, we believe accessibility is vital, it’s in our name. Learn more about how we can help with any of your podcast’s captioning, subtitling, or transcription needs.

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