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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

The Difference Between 608 and 708 Captions

by Kelly Mahoney in How-To

  NOTE: CEA stands for Consumer Electronics Association. EIA stands for Electronic Industries Alliance, the group which first developed the standard for captions. The EIA is no longer in operation, but CEA (one of its branches) is still active. Currently, two standards…

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September 15, 2021

AODA Video Requirements & Canadian Accessibility Standards

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Ontario offers some of the most comprehensive web accessibility standards in the world. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was instated in 2005 with the intention of creating a barrier-free Ontario by 2025. The AODA regulates accessibility standards across government,…

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September 9, 2021

How Much Do Closed Captioning Services Cost? (And Why Price Isn’t Everything)

by Kelly Mahoney in Industry Trends

Video is a valuable means of communication & business tool at organizations across industries – but without closed captioning, your video is virtually inaccessible. As global video production (and consumption) continues to increase at exponential rates, it’s critical for organizations to consider…

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Updated September 7, 2021

Live Professional Captions vs. Live Auto Captions: Which is Right for You?

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably interested in adding captions to your next live event. This is a great step in making live streams accessible to all audiences, including viewers who are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing. After deciding to add live captions,…

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August 30, 2021

Captions vs. Subtitles: Do You Know the Difference?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

When referring to words that appear on the screen of a video, many people tend to use the terms captions and subtitles interchangeably. But, contrary to popular belief, the two are not synonymous. They differ from each other in definition and purpose…

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August 26, 2021

What Goes into Making the Paralympics?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

After 5 long years, the opening ceremony for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo commenced with a colorful celebration titled “Para Airport.” While many doubted the event would happen, the power of sport prevailed and athletes from all over the world came together…

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August 25, 2021

SDH Subtitles vs. Closed Captions: What’s the Difference?

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

“Tomato, tomahto.” That’s what people might think when seeing the words “subtitles” and “captions,” but, there actually is a difference. Before fully understanding the difference between subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH Subtitles) and closed captions, it is helpful…

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Updated August 30, 2021

Twitter Accessibility Improves With the Ability to Add Captions to Videos

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

If you’ve been on Twitter recently you may have noticed several changes, including some changes to the overall look and feel of the website. Twitter says these changes – including a new proprietary font, high color contrast, and increased space on the…

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August 23, 2021

Transcription vs. Captioning – What’s the Difference?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Ever wondered how transcription vs. captioning compare to one another? The difference goes beyond mere dictionary definitions – while transcription & captioning each have their own respective uses, benefits, and legal requirements, they can also work together to create more accessible &…

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Updated August 23, 2021

Machines and Humans: Stirred, Not Shaken for The Perfect Captioning Recipe

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

The early days of 3Play Media included deep research into the various methods of transcribing audio and video content in order to create accurate, properly timed captions. One of the main focal points was the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR). Specifically,…

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Updated August 16, 2021

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