What You Can Learn From UsableNet’s 2019 ADA Lawsuit Report

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

If you’re an accessibility advocate, you may be familiar with the technology company, UsableNet. If you’re not familiar, UsableNet helps organizations create more accessible and inclusive digital experiences.  For the last several years, UsableNet has been publishing an annual report tracking web…

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Updated January 17, 2020

The Business Case for Captioning ECommerce Videos

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

Captioning is a valuable opportunity for eCommerce brands that yields an improved user experience, more powerful branding, and potentially higher revenue streams from video projects. Accessible videos pack a more powerful punch than inaccessible videos, begging the question: What is the business…

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January 15, 2020

How to Force Closed Captions to Appear on Your YouTube Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Have you ever wished that you could make people watch your video with captions? Well, we’re going to show you just how to do that! You might want to force captions on your YouTube videos for a few reasons. 3 Reasons to…

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January 13, 2020

The Difference Between CEA-608 (Line 21) Captions and CEA-708 Captions

by Jaclyn Leduc in How-To

There are two standards of closed captions for broadcast television. CEA-608 closed captions (also known as Line 21 captions and EIA-608 captions) were the old standard for closed captioning of analog television. CEA-708 closed captions (also known as EIA-708 captions) are the…

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January 9, 2020

Captioning & Transcription for Digital Media Publishers

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Media has long been used as a tool to convey information. Traditional media publishers use mediums such as radio, newspapers, or television to communicate with their audiences.  Today, with the rise of the internet, we can instantly view media on our computers,…

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January 8, 2020

Are Transcripts Enough to Make Videos Compliant with Accessibility Law?

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

If you want to make your online videos accessible to people with disabilities, you’ll need more than just a video transcript. According to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), transcripts certainly make audio content, such as podcasts, accessible to deaf or hard-of-hearing users.…

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Updated January 9, 2020

How to Do Closed Captioning Right (According to the DCMP)

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Whether it’s to accommodate a student or employee who requests them or to comply with FCC broadcasting rules, captions are needed for videos to be accessible. You can hire a professional closed captioning company or make captions in-house. Ultimately, you need to…

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January 7, 2020

How Can Advancements in Speech Recognition Help to Create Better Captioning?

by Alex Fleming in Video Accessibility

When it comes to consideration around important issues like regulations and compliance, often the first thoughts go to the banking and financial sectors. Over the years, legislative regulation in these sectors has become one of the most important areas of consideration and…

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Updated January 7, 2020

Harvard Settlement Notes 3Play Media as Standard for Caption Quality

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

One of 3Play Media’s core beliefs is that caption quality and accuracy are critical for true accessibility. We guarantee 99% accuracy for every video file that we caption, and our measured caption accuracy rate is the highest in the industry. A recent…

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January 3, 2020

The Top 10 3Play Media Blog Posts of the Decade

by Samantha Sauld in Company + Culture

Just like that, the year is finally coming to an end! It’s been an exciting and eventful year, and we’ve been able to publish a wide variety of blog posts.   Over the decade, we’ve grown our blog tremendously and wrote on topics…

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Updated January 2, 2020

How to Write Effective Alt Text

by Sofia Enamorado in Uncategorized

Alternative text (also called alt text for short) is an attribute within an image tag that describes an image or gif. Alt text’s purpose is to ensure images are accessible for blind or low vision users. However, adding alt text also benefits…

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Updated January 2, 2020

Top 5 Webinars of the Decade

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

A new decade is just around the corner. Can you believe it? We’re leaving the twenty-tens behind and heading straight into the roaring twenties. That’s why we think it’s the perfect time to do a roundup of the top 3Play Media webinars…

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December 17, 2019

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