Thanks to the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) and the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), each veteran’s interview is being transcribed and posted to youtube.com.
Youtube allows us to use its interactive transcript feature which automatically synchronizes video with transcript. With this feature, one can read the interview word for word while watching the video. This is a tremendous aid especially when a veteran is difficult to understand due to illness, a heavy accent, or a stroke. Additionally, not only our veterans with loss of hearing can watch the interview with closed caption, but researchers will now able to search the transcript for the topic in which they are interested and jump directly to that portion of the interview.
On each the veteran’s page with transcription finished, there’s a link called, “Interview with interactive transcript”. Clicking on this link will direct you to the video on youtube.com.
Veteran page with interactive transcript
To enable the transcript, click on the “interactive transcript” icon
Using the transcript
Try it out!