Ultimate Guide to Caption and Description Formats for Popular Video Players

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Ever wondered what caption and audio description formats you’ll need for your video player? Below we breakdown the most popular video players and their accessibility. On Caption Formats There are a lot of caption formats out there. Caption formats can be categorized…

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May 20, 2019

3Play Media Builds Wheelchairs for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

by Jaclyn Leduc in Company + Culture

Yesterday, May 16, 2019, marked the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The goal of GAAD is to raise awareness for digital access and to focus on inclusion for the more than one billion people around the world with disabilities. Eager…

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May 17, 2019

Who Needs to Step Up to the IT Accessibility Plate? (QUIZ)

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

  Ever heard the saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work?” When it comes to accessibility on campus, that saying embodies how IT accessibility initiatives should be approached. It’s hard to define a single role to take charge of accessibility, especially at an…

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May 15, 2019

YouTube Copyright Rules: Can You Caption Public YouTube Videos?

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

YouTube is a treasure trove of information, entertainment, and educational video. One of the challenges of using YouTube for education is that most public videos lack accurate closed captions, which are required for accessibility compliance. If you want to add captions to…

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May 15, 2019

New Zealand Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning: Laws, Standards, & Trends

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Every New Zealander deserves equal access to media content. There are over 800,000 Kiwis living with hearing loss, or 1 out of 6 people, who don’t have adequate and consistent access to news, sporting events, television shows, and movies like their hearing counterparts. New…

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Updated May 20, 2019

Press Release: 3Play Media Receives Significant Investment from Riverside Partners

by Lily Bond in Press Release

Boston, MA (May 14, 2019) – 3Play Media, the leading provider of high-quality, fast-turnaround video accessibility services at scale, announced today that it has received a significant investment from Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. 3Play Media provides premium video captioning,…

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May 14, 2019

4 Reasons Why You Should Caption Your Corporate Event Videos

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Did you know that captioning videos for corporate events is beneficial to both your company and your audience? Today, videos are being used for several types of corporate events, such as conferences, meetings, and webinars. For example, presenters at conferences may use…

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Updated May 14, 2019

Benefits of A11y to Viewers

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, simply put, accessibility is something that is capable of being easily seen or used. From a design perspective, accessibility is designing products and services in mind so that it can be accessed by everyone – including people…

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May 8, 2019

How to Choose the Right Video Accessibility Vendor

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

When choosing a video accessibility vendor, you want to find one that is reliable, accurate, and cost-effective. The right video accessibility vendor can make a big difference to your operations. But with many vendors to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.…

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May 1, 2019

The Benefits of Accessible Video for Publishers

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The power of accessible video is far-reaching, and there are many ways in which captions and audio description can benefit video publishers. Captions can boost SEO and improve the learning experience for students, and audio description lends itself to universal design and…

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April 30, 2019

How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Your Social Media Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Adding captions to the videos you post on social media is a must. Especially on Facebook, people tend to watch social video with the sound off and videos autoplay without sound. So, captions can help enormously with catching viewer attention. Captions also…

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April 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Is Good, but Is It Good Enough for Captions?

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

“Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs, and perform human-like tasks.” In other words, rather than programming machines with a single rule for output, they are taught to recognize patterns and then utilize…

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Updated May 15, 2019

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