YouTube Offers Crowdsourced Video Subtitling Tools

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Back in April 2015, we reported on YouTube’s plans to release community contributed closed captions, subtitles, and translations. At the time, the feature was in beta testing with a handful of channels. Now, YouTube has launched the service for all channels. YouTube’s…

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February 15, 2019

Captioning Youtube Video’s You Don’t Own: How and Why to Do It

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day. While many of these videos are watched for pure entertainment, many are being shown in educational settings as well. Using YouTube videos as supplemental material in university courses has…

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February 15, 2019

Join the #SignYourLove Challenge!

by Sofia Enamorado in Uncategorized

This Valentine’s Day, we are challenging you to join 3Play Media and Faces Behind the Screen to #SignYourLove! It’s simple!     How to #SignYourLove Take a video of your or your friends signing the phrase “I love” plus a word of…

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February 14, 2019

3 Reasons Why Closed Captions Increase YouTube Views

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video SEO

YouTubers all want one thing: more views on their videos. Whether they’re chasing advertising dollars or increased exposure for their brand, there is nothing a vlogger loves more than to see their YouTube views go up. If you’re a video producer on…

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February 13, 2019

Should You Use Facebook’s Automatic Video Captioning Tool?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

We’ve all known that fleeting sensation of disappointment — you’re scrolling through your mobile Facebook newsfeed on your commute and you encounter an interesting video that has no captions or subtitles. Do you dare turn on the volume and risk annoying those…

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February 12, 2019

How Captions Make Videos Accessible to Parents of Children with Disabilities

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Your Special Education Rights (YSER) is an online video-based resource for parents of children with disabilities. They provide the knowledge and understanding parents need to advocate for their child’s education and accessibility needs. Video content makes YSER’s programming user-friendly, practical, and engaging.…

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February 12, 2019

What Our Customers Say: How We Compare to Competitors

by Samantha Sauld in Company + Culture

Our customers consist of thousands of businesses and organizations from the education, government, enterprise, and entertainment industries. Although we work with a diverse group of companies with various content and subject matters, one thing remains true. Customers want a high-quality, fast, and…

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February 12, 2019

Webinar Marketing: How Webinar Transcripts Increase SEO and Make Life Easier for Marketers

by Sofia Enamorado in Video SEO

Are you getting the most out of your webinars? If you aren’t transcribing them, then the answer is ‘no.’ Webinars are a great low-cost solution to capture leads and engage with an audience in real time. But once the webinar is over,…

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February 12, 2019

Reframing Universal Design for Learning

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

In the webinar, Universal Design for Learning: The Hidden Chapters, author Thomas Tobin expands on his book, Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. In the book, Thomas and co-author, Kirsten Behling, discuss how inclusive design is being…

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February 11, 2019

Audio Description for Media and Entertainment

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

What is important for media and entertainment? Accuracy: Accurate and clear audio descriptions are a necessity among the media and entertainment industry. The level of accuracy corresponds directly to their product and service and has a direct impact on their brand. When describing…

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February 11, 2019

Final Rule in ADA Title III Requires Movie Theaters and Cinemas to Provide Closed Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  In 2016, following a string of discrimination lawsuits against cinemas, the Department of Justice published a Final Rule on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to accommodating disabled patrons in movie theaters. Past lawsuits filed against movie theaters…

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February 8, 2019

How Much Does a Closed Captioning Service Cost? (And Why Price Isn’t Everything)

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Video is a valuable means of communication for organizations across industries. But without captioning, video is inaccessible. As the rate of video production continues to increase at exponential rates, it’s important for organizations to factor in the cost of captioning. Is the…

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February 8, 2019

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