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Demystifying Accessibility: What Is 508 Compliance?

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

Michele Landis, Co-Founder and CRO of Accessible 360, joined us on 3Play Media’s Allied Podcast to discuss why there’s so much confusion around Section 508 and demystify its complexity. The episode starts with some clarification around the history of section 508. Section…

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December 2, 2021

Reliable Live Captioning With Stream Reconnect Wait Time

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

At 3Play Media, we’re proud to guarantee our customers peace of mind. But what does this promise really mean? Until recently, peace of mind meant offering five-star support, measured and top-notch accuracy, quick turnarounds, legal compliance, and more. Now, we also offer…

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December 2, 2021

How to Add Captions to YouTube Videos & Force Captions On

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

Have you ever wondered how to add captions to your organization’s Youtube videos, or wished that you could make people watch your video with captions? Well, we can show you just how to do that! There are a few possible reasons you…

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Updated December 1, 2021

A Deaf Superhero Makes History

by Rebecca Klein in Lighter Side

Filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s Eternals, released in November 2021, introduced the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Portrayed by deaf actor Lauren Ridloff, deaf superhero Makkari, who has super speed and is a member of the Eternals, was originally depicted as a white,…

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November 26, 2021

The “Human Touch” in Live Captioning Ensures Accuracy & Accessibility

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

Closed captions are an important factor in making video accessible for all audiences, including live streamed events. After the pandemic gave rise to a renewed popularity of virtual events, more organizations are looking for live captioning solutions – but keep in mind,…

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November 18, 2021

Providing Flexible Part-Time Jobs for Family Caregivers

by Rebecca Klein in Company + Culture

At 3Play Media, we’re proud to celebrate National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) this November. NFCM is spearheaded by the Caregiver Action Network and is an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for family caregivers, who are…

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Updated November 18, 2021

How to Remove YouTube’s Automatic Captions

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

After uploading a video to YouTube, you may notice that YouTube’s automatic captions are turned on. Regardless of whether you’ve uploaded your own captions or have created captions with YouTube’s transcription interface, the platform will still display auto captions as an option…

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November 16, 2021

Why You Need Live (Human) Captions to Stream Events

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

We believe in using closed captions to create accessible content for all – and live events are no exception! Born out of necessity during the pandemic, streaming events quickly became the new normal due to the convenience and flexibility offered by virtual alternatives. …

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Updated November 17, 2021

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

by Rebecca Klein in Industry Trends

Video is a valuable business and communication tool for organizations across many industries. However, videos without closed captions are inaccessible to over 430 million people worldwide with hearing loss. As global video production and consumption rates continue to increase, organizations must provide…

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November 12, 2021

How to Translate Videos into Foreign Languages

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

As the world continues to become more interconnected, it’s important to create content that has the ability to reach a global audience – which often entails translating your video content to a foreign language. Technology has given people around the world access…

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November 8, 2021

How Drop and Non-Drop Frame Timecodes Affect Closed Captions

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

If you’ve never heard of drop frame (DF) timecode or non-drop frame (NDF) timecode, that’s no problem. After reading this blog, you’ll have the knowledge you need to utilize DF and NDF for captions and to even teach others about it. First,…

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November 4, 2021

U.S. Laws for Video Accessibility: ADA, Section 508, CVAA, and FCC Mandates

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Are you breaking video accessibility laws and don’t even know it? If you produce or distribute videos in the United States, your content may be subject to federal regulations regarding accessibility for people who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing. Accessibility laws…

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Updated November 5, 2021

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