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AbleGamers: Combating Social Isolation through Play

by Abby Alepa in Uncategorized

Video games have the power to change lives. Humans have the power to transform the gaming world into a landscape accessible to all gamers. That’s what Mark Barlet, Steven Weitz, and Dr. Andy Wu of AbleGamers Charity, believe. 3Play Media was excited…

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December 5, 2022

How the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA) Could Affect the CVAA and Entertainment Industry

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

CVAA Online Video Captioning Requirements and Deadlines [Free eBook] On November 17, 2022, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Conn.) introduced a new accessibility law in the United States: the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA). The law, if…

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November 29, 2022

Understanding the Accessibility for Manitobans Act

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

Provincial accessibility standards: How the AODA Impacts Online Video 🖥 The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law in December 2013, and makes up just one facet of Canada’s provincial accessibility standards. The AMA provides a process and outlines specific requirements to…

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Updated December 7, 2022

What It’s Like to Have a Guide Dog: Interview with Melissa Carney

by Rebecca Klein in Lighter Side

  Every month, we welcome a new guest to 3Play Media’s Allied Podcast. In October 2022, we met with Jacquie Sawyer, Director of Partnerships at The Dogist, and Liz Vacchiano, a regional puppy instructor at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, for the…

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November 14, 2022

How to Elevate Your Broadcast’s Live Captioning Quality

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

FCC Requirements for Closed Captioning of Online Video: Are You Compliant? [Free White Paper] Television is a 24/7 industry. Networks are always broadcasting something, and much of what they’re airing is happening live, in real time. Live captioning is a critical component…

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November 8, 2022

Free Podcast Transcription: How To Transcribe On a Budget

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Going Beyond the Listener: Accessible Audio for Podcasting [Free Webinar] We often write about the many benefits of podcast transcription. As more and more podcasters realize how transcription can help their show, new questions arise, such as how to make transcription a…

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October 31, 2022

What is an SCC File?

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

Closed Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment [Free eBook] For years, Scenarist Closed Caption (SCC) files have been one of the most commonly used closed captioning files on broadcast television. These closed captioning files hold CEA-608 captioning data in 29.97 drop…

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October 27, 2022

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

  Accessibility in Ontario: How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video 📺 The Accessibility Act, also known as Bill 59, was passed in April 2017 to aid Nova Scotia in achieving an accessible province by 2030. The Accessibility Act is an…

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October 26, 2022

The Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

  Web Accessibility Lawsuit Trends in 2022 On September 29, 2022, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Representative John P. Sarbanes introduced the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives in an effort to remove…

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Updated October 21, 2022

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and this year’s theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” Emphasizing the idea that “a strong workforce is the sum of many parts,” this month is dedicated to commemorating the important role that…

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Updated October 13, 2022

Twitter Can Now Remind You to Add Alt Text

by Rebecca Klein in Industry Trends

Accessible Social Media with Alexa Heinrich [Free Webinar] Have you ever scrolled through Twitter and noticed an image with an ALT badge? If so, you’ve come across an image with alt text. Twitter’s ALT badge indicates that the author has added alternative,…

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September 30, 2022

The Rise of Accessible Gaming

by Abby Alepa in Industry Trends

Inclusive Design in XR and Beyond [Free Webinar] The online gaming community is one of vibrance and diversity. It is also enormous: More than 216 million people in the U.S. play video games regularly, and the booming industry is expected to grow…

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Updated November 30, 2022

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