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3 Essential Steps for Building Accessibility into the Procurement Process

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Accessibility should be included from the start. The best way to achieve this is by having clear guidelines and processes in place that all members of an organization can refer to. Kara Zirkle is an accessibility specialist who has helped establish comprehensive…

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April 20, 2018
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Captioning and Transcription for Community Colleges

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

87% of educational institutions add closed captions to at least some video. Video in higher education has unlocked new opportunities for universities to reach knowledge-hungry individuals around the world. As a result, education has become more accessible. While community colleges are required…

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Updated April 18, 2018
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5 Instagram Accounts Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Over the last couple of years, social video has grown to be the most popular form of content on social media. What better way is there to engage and connect with your audience than video? But social video has its limitations. For…

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April 6, 2018
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Q&A: The University of Arizona’s Proactive Approach to Online Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In 2015, the University of Arizona (UA) realized they needed to change their online course experience to be more inclusive. “As our leaders looked around at the landscape, they wanted a process in place to ensure quality and move towards being more…

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April 5, 2018
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Streamline Your Captioning Process with the JW Player and 3Play Media Integration!

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

We are so excited to announce our new JW Player and 3Play Media integration! Now you can seamlessly caption your videos through a simple tag! Ordering captions with the JW Player integration With this integration, ordering captions just got a whole lot…

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March 30, 2018
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6 YouTube Hacks for Captioning and Subtitling

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

If you really want to up your YouTube game, you should consider adding captions. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds. That’s a lot of content, which, unfortunately, isn’t always captioned. When it comes to YouTube, captions are…

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March 29, 2018
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5 Oral Histories Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Oral histories are timeless resources that paint a picture of the real human experiences and emotions of past events. The stories captured through oral history projects are incredibly important. They serve as resources for both education and research. So why shouldn’t we…

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March 26, 2018
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McGraw-Hill’s Four-Phase Accessibility Cycle

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

McGraw-Hill’s vision is to “unlock the full potential of each learner.” For over 129 years, McGraw-Hill has been providing innovative solutions to educators and students. But what began as a predominantly print business is steadily becoming a digital business. For McGraw-Hill, the…

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March 22, 2018
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5 Publishing Firms Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

In the world of publishing, people are going digital. As a result, this outburst of digital content has created greater access to educational materials for a wider range of people. While digital content is easier to disseminate, it can also be made…

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March 19, 2018
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Q&A: McGraw-Hill’s Roadmap Towards Greater Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Through their Roadmap to Accessibility, McGraw-Hill is steadily incorporating its accessibility initiatives into their products. As a result, McGraw-Hill is becoming a leader in accessible publishing. While they are the first to admit that it’s not always a clear road ahead, McGraw-Hill’s…

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March 16, 2018
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4 Reasons You Need Caption Encoding

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

What is it? Caption encoding is when captions are embedded into the video and presented as a single asset. Typically, captions are added onto a video as a “sidecar file,” but this method is intended for online video where one can upload…

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March 13, 2018
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How to Automate the Captioning Workflow with Video Platform Integrations!

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

What is an integration? Integrations link disparate systems or platforms to make it easy to share information and build workflows between the two. Our integrations are engineered to make the captioning process a whole lot easier. We integrate with most leading video…

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March 2, 2018