Monolingual volunteers can help spread the ideas in TEDx talks by transcribing them!

Why transcribe?

Transcribers create original-language subtitles for TEDx talks. Transcribed talks can reach a wider audience because they are...

  • accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers
  • indexed on search engines like Google
  • able to be translated by TED Translators

How transcribing works

Meet a transcriber

Help us transcribe!

Learn about subtitling for TED and apply to transcribe.

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Find a talk to transcribe

Subtitling guidelines

Read our guidelines designed to help you create high quality subtitles.