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RE: Costs of Accessibility?

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:04:25 -0800 (PST)
To: "'Sailesh Panchang'" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, "'Kelly Ford'" <kelly@kellford.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Lainey Feingold'" <LF@lflegal.com>
Message-ID: <064301cb816e$ac0c6430$04252c90$@edu>
Sailesh Panchang wrote:
> If the site contains many audio-video presentations,
> captioning and transcription may add to the cost and time.

Having a fairly good handle on this topic, I could suggest that with
sufficient volume, today's cost for transcription(*) to synchronized
transcripts is averaging about $1.25/minute - however small purchases can
run as high as $120.00/hour. (volume and stability/predictability in this
area is critical, as currently much of the work-force is on
stand-by/temporary availability)

(* at November, 2010)

John  Foliot
Program Manager
Stanford Online Accessibility Program
Stanford University
Tel: 650-862-4603

Co-chair - W3C HTML5 Accessibility Task Force (Media)

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