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The Growing Population with Vision Loss

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

It is estimated that Americans are exposed to over 4,000 advertisements each day, and most of these ads are increasingly visual. In 2017, 37% of marketers said visual marketing was the most important form of content for their business. Statistics show that…

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February 20, 2018
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Study Highlights: Implementation of and Solutions for Closed Captioning in US Institutions of Higher Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Most colleges and universities in the US are legally required to provide closed captioning on many of their videos. Despite the laws, many institutions of higher education struggle to implement closed captioning practices. The national research study, Implementation of and Solutions for…

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February 13, 2018
5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

by Elisa Edelberg in Lighter Side

With online video taking on such a huge role in our lives and our culture, video blogging (vlogging) has become an increasing trend. No matter what you “vlog” about, there’s one thing all vlogs should have in common – closed captions. Although…

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February 12, 2018
How 3Play Media Compares to the Competition

How 3Play Media Compares to the Competition

by Elisa Edelberg in Company + Culture

On most days, the average adult makes about 35,000 conscious decisions. If you’re choosing a captioning company, however, you will be faced with many more. With a range of vendors to choose from, there are many things to consider when finding the…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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Customer Ratings of 3Play Media

by Elisa Edelberg in Company + Culture

If you walk into the 3Play Media office, you probably won’t find anyone wearing a cape. Despite that, you would see a bunch of accessibility superheroes! When it comes to captioning companies, there are several to choose from. Everyone on the market…

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Updated February 6, 2018
Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Accessibility Tools in LMS Learning management systems (LMS) usually don’t allow users to publish videos with captions, interactive transcripts, or audio description. This poses a challenge, especially in higher education and eLearning, as these features make content accessible and have many benefits…

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Updated February 6, 2018
Our Transcript Editors Are at Our Core

Why Our Transcript Editors Choose 3Play Media

by Elisa Edelberg in Company + Culture

Our Editors At 3Play Media we take pride in our unique captioning process that combines automatic speech recognition technology with human editing. Our process is at the core of our company, and our transcript editors are at the core of our process.…

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Updated January 23, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Media and Entertainment

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Video-on-demand is dominating the Media and Entertainment industry. When we want entertainment we can get it practically anywhere, at any time, in just a few clicks. With entertainment at our fingertips, it’s crucial to think about accessibility in this industry. The CVAA…

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Updated January 23, 2018
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Fair Use for Captioning Content Outside of Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Note: While the information in this article is intended to give you a better understanding of fair use and how it’s been used in the past, this is not legal advice. We advise you to consult your legal team for specific questions…

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Updated January 8, 2018
Colored bubbles overlapping with the names of the top 5 accessibility speakers and their presentations. Top 5 Accessibility Speakers of 2017. Lainey Feingold: the 2017 legal update on digital accessibility cases. Tom Tobin: strategies for getting administrative & faculty buy-in for UDL. Katie Linder & Lily Bond: The state of closed captioning in higher education. Bruce Bailey & Timothy Creagan: complying with the section 508 and section 255 refresh. Jackie Luft & Ian Wilkinson: Best Practices for Accessible Instructional Video

Top 5 Accessibility Speakers of 2017

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

These are our top 5 most viewed webinar speakers from 2017. These speakers cover everything you want to know about video accessibility from a legal update to best practices for creating accessible video! Speaker: Lainey Feingold Lainey Feingold, internationally recognized disability rights…

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Updated January 9, 2018
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The Growth of Online Video and the Need for Accessibility

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

The Rapid Growth of Online Video It likely comes as no surprise that there has been a huge growth in online video over the last year. With 78% of people watching videos online every week, you probably know this first hand! For…

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Updated January 9, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Enterprise

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Enterprise video can greatly benefit from being accessible! But with 70% of enterprise captioning budgets falling under $10,000, many wonder if they really need to make their videos accessible. While the answer is probably “yes” and certainly “you definitely should!” this post…

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Updated January 8, 2018