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I have a couple dear friends who are deaf or are hard-of-hearing, and find listening to podcasts almost impossible. This has been difficult particularly when it comes to the Liturgists - they would love to be a part of this community, but are unable to consume the main form of media that the community is based on, making it difficult.

I've seen podcasts put out transcripts of episodes; has there ever been talk of this for the Liturgists? Any other thoughts or ideas?

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@Schusfuster @Abbie @heidi @nathanc @Allison @Corina @Wesley @DevSorrell

Thank you thank you thank you to all of you who were quick to offer help on a project like this. @mike and @vishnu have posted that this is already in the works but is taking some time, as it is a MASSIVE undertaking to transcribe all of the audio that has been released. I boosted their responses if you want to read them. Again, thank you lovely humans! So glad we can connect on here.

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@aileen do you want to volunteer?

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@Schusfuster I've seen podcast communities lead out on transcription work and would love to organize something like that if it's hasn't yet happened in this community. It's a pretty huge job for one person to do.

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@aileen @Schusfuster I would be interested in helping with transcription if needed! This is in my line of work.

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@Abbie @aileen I can't type that much anymore, but if you're willing and able, I would say coordinate and go to it.

Though what would be really neat would be sign language interpretation videos, since that would get more of the tone.

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@aileen let me know if I can help. I’m a closed captioner and stenographer.

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let’s boost this WAY up. @mike and @vishnu need to see this

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@nathanc @vishnu We're in the process of having all our episodes edited so we can re-upload them all and transcribe them. It's a HUGE project, but will get done in the next few months.

From that point forward, every episode will have a transcript posted with a week of its debut.

The problem is we didn't realize we needed to do this until we already had hundreds of hours of audio out there. I'm not excusing it--I'm just saying solving the problem now take serious resources.

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@mike You guys are amazing. I honestly didnt know it was a problem either, just another example of unknown privilege. Proud that y'all are already on top of it!

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@mike Thanks for responding Mike, exciting to hear that this is in the works! It's definitely a massive job, but I'm pysched that it's on the radar.

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@aileen If this is happening, I'm willing to help.

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@aileen thanks for this! We have always wanted this and are actually working towards it by getting this associate producer to help with some of the work load

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@vishnu @aileen whoever you hire as associate producer, they are welcome to contact me if they are interested in more info about transcription :)

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@vishnu fantastic to hear! I'm sure ya'll have more planned, but it seems like there's a handful of liturgists who would be up for helping with a project like this if the need be. Thanks for reaching out Vishnu!

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@aileen @vishnu would it be possible to make a patreon page (or something similar) specifically for people who want to support the Transcriptions for Accessibility Initiative?

I’d be up for putting $5/mo toward it and I assume many others would as well.

(CC @mike)

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@aileen thank you for bringing this up! Would love it if our other brick wall friend could hop into this community and not feel left out of any discussion points.

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@aileen
I would be willing to transcribe some episodes of the podcast for sure, but if more people want to help we'll need to organize so as not to do the same ones.

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@aileen @Schusfuster @Abbie @heidi @nathanc @Allison @Corina @Wesley @DevSorrell @mike @vishnu Just in case you don't already have enough people, I also have some transcription experience and would absolutely love to help!! :)

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