7 Ways Captions and Transcripts Improve Video SEO

by Samantha Sauld in Video SEO

Looking to gain an edge in video SEO? Video SEO is an extension of SEO. It marries the vibrant medium of online video with the on-page textual elements in order to maximize video discoverability and viewership. A study from Cisco predicts that by…

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December 10, 2018

OCR CPM Updates: No Longer Dismissing Repeat Complaints by Filers

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Several months after a controversial provision was made encouraging investigators to dismiss multiple civil rights complaints from the same source, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced plans to reverse this provision.  The background: OCR Revision In…

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December 10, 2018

White Paper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

We understand that developing accessibility policies at institutions of higher learning can be a difficult process. This is why we made it our mission to create the definitive guide to establishing an accessible infrastructure at your college or university, the Roadmap to…

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December 10, 2018

The ADA and Online Video Captioning Standards

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Download the Brief: How the ADA Impacts Video Accessibility In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed to accolades. For the first time ever, disabled individuals were not excluded from participation in essential everyday activities. Before this, buildings were not legally…

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December 6, 2018

The Current State of Automatic Speech Recognition

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

We’ve often heard the question, “When will a completely automated captioning and transcription solution become a reality?” With the emergence and growing popularity of speech-to-text applications like Apple Siri and Amazon Echo, the answer to this long-standing question has become more plausible.…

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December 5, 2018

Q&A: Does the Law Require You to Provide Accessibility Training?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In the webinar, 2018 Legal Update on Digital Access Cases, Lainey Feingold, an internationally recognized disability rights lawyer and pioneer of Structured Negotiation, talks about key cases, court decisions, government agency activity, settlements, and other recent development affecting the digital space. Below…

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December 5, 2018

How to Meet Amazon Captioning Specs

by Samantha Sauld in How-To

Amazon started off selling books. Today, it has evolved into the largest e-commerce company in the world, providing its customers with a variety of services such as consumer products, electronics, media, and more. One of Amazon’s many offerings is its online film…

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December 4, 2018

Captioning and Transcription for State Schools

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

State schools benefit immensely from transcription and captioning, which both make content more accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing students and benefit many types of learners. Additionally, most states schools are required under state laws, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,…

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November 30, 2018

Accessibility Best Practice: Speaking About Disabilities

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

When you come across the term deaf or blind you may think of someone who cannot hear or see at all. While this very well may be the case, it is not necessarily. There are many terms and definitions related to different…

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November 30, 2018

Mitigating the Risk of Digital Accessibility Lawsuits

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

In 2017, federal digital accessibility lawsuits reached 800, and they didn’t slow down. By mid-2018, the number of digital accessibility lawsuits had already surpassed that of 2017. More and more, business is being conducted online and the importance of digital accessibility is…

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November 29, 2018

3Play Media to Donate Over $6,000 to Hearing Loss Assoc. of America

by Jaclyn Leduc in Company + Culture

Just over a month ago, we announced that our “3Play It Forward” campaign would be taking place on November 27th, also known as Giving Tuesday. Today, we are thrilled to announce that, thanks to this campaign and an abundance of support from…

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November 28, 2018

3 Reasons to Caption Your YouTube Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Video creators love YouTube because of its popularity, ease-of-use, and advanced toolset. The price is right for tapped budgets and very few video platforms can compete with YouTube’s massive audience. The flipside…

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November 21, 2018

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