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Audio transcription is probably the best way to make your documents available to as many people as possible. Service users with a wide range of visual impairments, plus people who have difficulty reading, who have dyslexia, or learning difficulties can access information easily through this format.

A2i can transcribe your documents to various audio formats including audio CD, Podcasts, DAISY (Digital Talking Books) and tape cassettes.

Our turnaround time is usually 3 working days.  If you need your document more quickly, however, please just ask.

Our experienced, professional transcribers will take care of the whole audio transcription process, tailoring your recording to your exact requirements, including:

  • preparation of audio scripts for your documents, ensuring easy navigation for your customer, whether it is a short letter or a large book.
  • full indexing to help the listener move around the recording easily and quickly, including tone indexing on tape cassettes.
  • tables, diagrams, graphs and forms are modified and described if needed, to ensure all of the data is presented in a clear and logical manner
  • all text is read by our recording specialists, in a clear voice, taking into consideration the tone appropriate for the document. Multiple voices are available if appropriate.
  • addition of musical intro’s, outro’s and section-markers, if requested. Click here for sample tracks and prices
  • appropriate labelling and packaging, including presentation cases for multiple CDs, company branding, and optional inlay cards and Braille labels to improve accessibility Click here for more information.
  • quality control measures at every step of the audio transcription process, to ensure all products are accurate and top quality
  • secure electronic transfer of audio files, if preferred

All audio transcription is completed in our in-house recording studios. A2i have a range of professional recording equipment, plus duplication facilities that enable us to produce large quantities quickly and efficiently.

In addition to our team of professional recording staff, various synthetic voices are available, if preferred.

Completed audio documents can either be dispatched to you, or A2i can send them directly to your end users, preventing any delays.

A2i are experienced in transcribing a wide variety of documents, including magazines, text books, programme listings, leaflets, bills and letters.

Audio transcription prices

The following chart shows our prices for audio transcription. Please just send us your document for a full quotation.


Simple format

Complex format


Audio on CD wav, mp3 or podcast




Audio on USB wav, mp3 or podcast




Audio on Tape



£8.00/ Tape


Prices quoted are per A4 page (approximately 500 words) unless stated otherwise.

Note: If you order more than 1 audio format at the same time (e.g. CD and tape), the price for the 2nd format will be £16.00/tape or £12.00/media for other media types (this is a conversion charge, there is no page rate)

Additional recording options available:

  • Musical intro’s, outro’s and section-markers: prices from £20.00.
  • Foreign Language audio transcription: prices from £50.00
  • Maths audio transcription (up to degree level): prices from £7.00
  • Audio Transcription with Digital Voice: prices from £2.50

 Audio presentation

  • All Audio CDs and Tapes include print labels free-of-charge
  • CDs are packed into wallets or cases (depending on number of CDs), Tapes into cases.
  • Braille labels – optional to improve accessibility Click here
  • Inlay cards – optional Click here.
  • Various other presentation options are available on request for an additional charge.


We can add music to your recording: a musical intro at the start of the recording, section-markers, and an outro. Either send us your own files, or choose from the selection below:

Addition of own supplied music £20.00
Addition of A2i music
available styles: Urban / Jazzy / Calm / Orchestral


Urban intro
Jazzy intro
Calm intro
Orchestral intro


Send us your document by post or email for a full quotation.
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