Access Services

Make your content more accessible with professional video captions and audio description services from Take 1, tailored to suit your budget, deadline, and quality requirements.

Professional captioning service

We provide accurate, descriptive captions that enhance the video experience for audiences that are hard of hearing or deaf and viewers in situations where it’s not possible to watch content with the accompanying soundtrack.

Any format. Any layout. Any purpose. Captions for web projects, OTT, VOD & Broadcast.

  • Open & closed captions

  • Roll up or pop-on

  • For broadcast or OTT

  • Full linear QC


Video caption specialists

Our professional team of captioners understand the specific requirements for captioning video and take character counts, edit points and average reading speeds into consideration when writing your captions.

FCC and Ofcom compliant

Because we’re broadcast and media sector specialists, we are familiar with the FCC closed captioning rules and requirements and Ofcom regulations, as well as specific broadcaster, network and platform preferences.

Fit for purpose

The captioning software we use and level of human input that goes into producing your captions depends on whether you need high quality, broadcast grade captions or quick captions for an online video. We adjust our workflow to suit your requirements.


Clients using both our transcription service and closed captioning services benefit from our XML based workflows, reducing costs and saving time by deriving data once and applying it throughout the supply chain.

Simplify your workflow through our cloud platform

Our secure-by design platform gives you access to a web-based interface to send us your videos, add comments or instructions for specific projects or media files, monitor the status of work in progress and receive the completed work.

Audio Description services

Make your film or video accessible – and enjoyable – for visually impaired audiences with audio descriptions that are written and recorded to match the style and pace of your production.
  • Audio Description
  • Extended Audio Description
  • Cinema, broadcast & OTT

Scripting and voicing 

Whether you need just an AD script, or you’d like us to prepare the scripting plus voicing, we’re here to help your audio description project go smoothly. 


We write descriptions that suit the tone and style of your programme – from children’s programming to nature documentaries, dramas or reality shows. Our audio descriptions enhance the script and content of your show without taking attention from the dialogue.


We offer competitive audio description rates, across a range of AD products, to suit your budget and creative needs. Choose from professional voice artists, or natural-sounding synthetic voices in a range of male / female and UK / US accents.

High Quality

We use the leading audio description software and our highly skilled, creative scriptwriters follow industry best practices and advice from the DCMP and RNIB, to create succinct, accurate descriptions that immerse audiences without telling them how to feel.

Range of Formats

As the broadcast and media industry’s preferred supplier of transcription, access and translation products, we’re familiar with the formats and delivery methods used by broadcasters, OTT platforms, cinemas and content distributors.