Q&A: The Forest and the Trees: Scaling for Enterprise-Level Digital Accessibility

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

We’re in the digital age, where information can be readily accessed at your fingertips. More than ever, we’re seeing an increase in online video and many organizations are increasingly publishing their own content. However, with updates to Section 508 and recent lawsuits…

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March 19, 2019

The CVAA & Video Game Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

As of December 31, 2018, any video game communication functionality released in 2019 and beyond must be accessible to people with sight, motor, speech, cognitive, and hearing disabilities. These requirements are outlined under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA),…

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March 18, 2019

Can Your Video Transcription Service Handle Complex Content?

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

If you produce videos that contain complex content like biology, chemistry, law, finance, calculus, philosophy, or medicine, you’ll need a closed captioning vendor that delivers accurate captions regardless. This is a common challenge faced by colleges and universities that produce lecture capture…

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March 18, 2019

FCC Exemptions for Closed Captioning

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

Federal laws in the United States, like FCC, CVAA, and ADA, require producers and distributors of video content to caption. Any content broadcast on television must be captioned. The FCC has certain captioning standards that broadcasters must comply with including accuracy and…

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March 18, 2019

The Subtitle Format Converter You’ve Been Looking For [FREE TOOL]

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

To address this problem, we created a free web tool that converts between all the major caption formats, including SRT, SBV, Flash DFXP, SCC, SMI or SAMI, CPT.XML, QT, and STL.

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March 18, 2019

Audio Description for eCommerce

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

These days, it seems that eCommerce companies are utilizing online video marketing more and more. 54% of consumers want to see video from their favorite brands, so it’s no surprise that they are giving the people what they want. Video marketing is…

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March 15, 2019

The Benefits of Captioning On-Demand Fitness Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The health and fitness industry continues to prosper as Americans become more conscious of their health and make better long-term investments in their overall well-being.    A growing number of people are leaving their gym memberships behind and opting for an at-home…

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March 14, 2019

Making Social Media More Accessible to People with Disabilities

by Sheri Byrne in Video Accessibility

Social media is a very popular tool among people with disabilities to stay connected despite the fact that most social media tools are not fully accessible. Staying connected electronically is even more important if a disability prevents a person from being able…

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March 14, 2019

Title III of the ADA: How Does it Apply to Hotels, Restaurants, and Businesses?

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Over the past year, many businesses, including hotels and restaurants, have seen an influx in lawsuits for violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 1990, the ADA was passed to protect disabled citizens from discrimination. Title III of…

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March 13, 2019

The State of Captioning 2019 Report Is Here

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

It’s been over a year since we last reported on the state of captioning, and with 2019 in full swing, it’s time for an update. The annual State of Captioning (SOC) report by 3Play Media is the destination for discovering captioning trends…

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March 13, 2019

Q&A: How Title III of the ADA Applies to Restaurants, Hotels, and Other Businesses

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

In recent years, accessibility lawsuits have been on the rise. The number of digital accessibility lawsuits alone nearly tripled in just one year, growing from 814 cases in 2017 to 2,258 cases in 2018. Many hotels, restaurants, and other businesses have been…

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March 12, 2019

Developmental Disabilities, Auditory Sensitivities, Headaches, and More: How Captions Can Help

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

More and more often we learn of people who use captions even though they aren’t hard of hearing or deaf. While it may sound surprising, captions have many benefits for all kinds of people with all sorts of needs. When it comes to…

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March 5, 2019

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