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The Ultimate Guide to Caption and Description Formats for Popular Video Players

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Ever wondered what type of caption & audio description formats your video player will require? Here, we’ll break down the most popular video players and the formats they require to make video accessible. Caption Formats There are plenty of caption formats out…

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October 15, 2021

Squid Game’s Subtitles: When Meaning Gets Lost in Translation

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Squid Game, a shocking dystopian thriller about class and capitalism in Korea, is on track to become Netflix’s most-watched show of all time. Viewers in hundreds of countries are binge-watching the Korean-language drama while reading subtitles—a testament to Parasite director Bong Joon-ho’s…

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October 14, 2021

The Most Essential Accessible Tools for Working From Home

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

As the working world was forced to adapt amidst a global pandemic, we saw the rise of more accessible work from home tools – which offer numerous benefits to employees & employers alike – become integral to the hybrid work environment. Accenture’s…

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October 13, 2021

How Many People Use Captions? Not Just the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

The Office of Communications (Ofcom), the regulatory body for UK television broadcasting, conducted a 2006 study on how many people use subtitles and subtitle usage by people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. In the UK, “subtitles” are equivalent to what…

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October 1, 2021

3Play Media Joins M-Enabling Summit On Accessible Technologies

by Kelly Mahoney in Company + Culture

The M-Enabling Summit, brainchild of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK), begins next week – and 3Play Media is thrilled to take part. 3Play Media Co-CEO & Co-founder Josh Miller will join…

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September 30, 2021

6 YouTube Captioning and Subtitling Hacks You Need to Try

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

If you really want to up your YouTube game, you should consider adding captions. Over 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s a lot of content, which, unfortunately, isn’t always captioned. When it comes to YouTube, captions are…

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September 30, 2021

How 3Play’s Translation Can Be Part of Your Video Production Process

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The video production process can be long and intricate but incredibly worthwhile in the end.  What’s the outcome of a thorough production process? A well-planned and well-executed video. There are three parts to the production process in order from start to finish:…

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Updated October 10, 2021

6 Tips for Improving Podcast Accessibility

by Aj Beltis in Industry Trends

Podcasting continues to surge in popularity, making podcast accessibility even more important.  With more than two million active podcast shows in 2021 – and more than 800,000 having launched in 2020 – podcasts have become a dominant source of entertainment, news, conversation…

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September 29, 2021

Brightcove and 3Play Media Expand Partnership

by Rebecca Klein in Company + Culture

We are pleased to announce two exciting new opportunities with online video company Brightcove. We have been established partners with Brightcove for years, offering seamless integration with our video accessibility services. We are delighted to continue developing our relationship through their Brightcove…

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Updated October 11, 2021

How to View Captions on Your Smartphone

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Given that a quarter of people watch movies and TV shows on their smartphones daily, it’s worthwhile to learn how you can enable closed captions on your smartphone or other mobile device. Millions of Americans have some form of hearing loss, and…

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Updated October 10, 2021

The Benefits of In-Player Captions

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

When streaming your next live event, you’ll want to ensure it’s live captioned.  Live captions not only make your live streams more accessible, but they also make them more engaging for viewers.  Innovative technology has made it easier to include captions on…

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September 16, 2021

Press Release: 3Play Media Hires Proven Accessibility Leader From the National Captioning Institute To Lead Live Captioning Product

by Rebecca Klein in Company + Culture

Boston, MA (September 16, 2021)–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3Play Media, the leading video accessibility provider, announced today that it has hired Jill Brooks, former President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Captioning Institute (NCI), to lead its live video captioning efforts. “Jill has seen…

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September 16, 2021

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