Overview of NAD v. Harvard and NAD v. MIT Lawsuits

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University for allegedly violating U.S. accessibility laws. Please note that as of February 2020, after years…

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March 25, 2020

3 Tips for Taking Conferences and Events Online

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

WAIT! Before you cancel your upcoming event, have you considered taking it online? Finding ways to connect online has become more important than ever before. But the community you build offline can translate just as well online. With a little planning and…

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Updated March 24, 2020

The WCAG 2.2 Draft is Here: What You Need to Know

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a collection of individuals and organizations around the world with a dedication to providing a single standard for web accessibility.  On February 27, 2020, the W3C released…

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March 19, 2020

How to Provide ADA-Compliant Remote Workspaces

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

These days, many people have the option to work from home full-time, part-time, or for limited periods due to extenuating circumstances. That being said, companies that enable their employees to work from home must consider employees with disabilities and strive to maintain…

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March 19, 2020

How to Optimize Long-Form Video Transcripts for SEO: The Wrong Way and the Right Way

by Samantha Sauld in Video SEO

Time and again, online video publishers hear about the benefits of short-form video – simple and fun, yet engaging. When video moved online we favored this bite-size format for multiple reasons. Slow bandwidths made it easier to watch shorter videos. Also, from…

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Updated March 16, 2020

3Play Media’s New Home

by Jaclyn Leduc in Company + Culture

As of March 9, 2020, the 3Play Media team has bid farewell to Boston’s Seaport and said hello to the North End.   We’re Hiring – Join the 3Play Team ✨   Since 2016, the 3Play office has been snuggly tucked away…

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March 12, 2020

Shifting to Online Only Classes? Here Are 3 Tips to Get the Most out of a Virtual Classroom

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Many U.S. colleges and universities are cancelling in-person classes in an effort to limit the spread of Coronavirus. As of March 11, sixty three institutions have cancelled in-person classes, and many of these institutions are moving to a virtual classroom to continue…

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Updated March 12, 2020

Closed Captioning Requirement for Broadcast TV in the Philippines

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

On July, 21, 2016, the Philippines passed its first official legislation requiring closed captioning for broadcast TV. Republic Act No. 10905, entitled “An Act Requiring All Franchise Holders or Operators of Television Stations and Producers of Television Programs to Broadcast or Present…

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March 6, 2020

UK Digital Accessibility Regulations Update

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

Did you know that, as of September 23, 2020, all public sector bodies in the United Kingdom must comply with updates to UK digital accessibility regulations? The new UK digital accessibility regulations initially came into force for public sector bodies in the…

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March 5, 2020

How to Add Captions and Audio Description to Wistia Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Wistia is a video software company that believes when businesses create an immersive viewing experience for viewers, it can build brand affinity. What better way to create an immersive viewing experience than with accessibility?  Captioning and audio description are two great accessibility…

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Updated March 5, 2020

Why is the Retail Industry Being Sued for Web Accessibility?

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

In 2019, there were over 2000 web accessibility lawsuits filed in the United States. Almost all industries were targeted including banking, foodservice, and healthcare. Yet, the hardest hit was the retail industry encompassing 60% of all web and app ADA lawsuits. Why…

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Updated March 4, 2020

The NAD and MIT Reach Landmark Settlement

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

In regards to the NAD v. MIT case, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced on February 18, 2020, that they reached a landmark settlement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) nearly five years after filing the initial class-action lawsuit. According…

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February 26, 2020

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