In general, audio files (such as radio spots) have been converted into videos for ElectionAccess.org so that we are more easily able to provide subtitles. Most videos have a black background, but a few include photos.
For more information on how to turn on captions in a video, please visit the "Captions for videos" help page. You can see an example of how subtitles are used for radio spots in the screenshot below:
Sometimes, we are not able to provide subtitles for radio spots right away. When this happens, we provide a written record of the conversation, which is called a transcript. An example transcript from a Myanmar radio spot is shown below:
First man: “On my way into the office this morning, I have deeply felt for a disabled person with a wheelchair who is selling lottery tickets at the bus station.”
Second man: “Yes, me too. I also have empathy for him. He never gives up, and is struggling to live with his capabilities.
First man: “You are right. There are a lot of persons with disabilities in society like him. According to the World Report on Disability published in 2011, 15% of the world’s population are living with disabilities. Based on this calculation, there are six million persons with disabilities in Myanmar.”