A side benefit is that it doesn’t take much to produce a transcript. In fact, I have a pretty good one before the podcast is even recorded.
Aside from accessibility, transcripts have many other benefits. SEO is a big one, but also, it makes it a lot easier for listeners to refer back to. And if they feel inclined to quote you on social media, it makes it a lot easier.
In any case, I’m glad that my process produces the accessible artifact first.