Since podcasting is a solely auditory medium, the only way that people with hearing impairments can gain access to content is by reading transcriptions, and 'Podscripter' is a new service that makes it easier for producers to release text versions of their episodes. The service automates the process of transcribing a podcast, giving content producers a way to quickly and affordably provide access to all their fans.
Podscripter is a paid service, costing users $10 per episode. For that fee, they receive more than 95 percent accurate transcriptions of the content they've provided. The service breaks down podcasts by speaker as well, making it simple to follow along while one is reading the text. For producers concerned with accessibility, the benefit is obvious.