How to Add Captions to Vidyard Videos

by Justin Al-Qudah in Product Updates

Vidyard prides itself on going beyond the typical video hosting and management platform, helping businesses connect with more viewers through interactive and personalized video experiences. This idea of humanizing communications and personalizing customer experiences is at Vidyard’s core, with solutions focused around…

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October 18, 2018

2018 ADA Website Cases Surpass 2017

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Due to the Department of Justice (DOJ) withdrawing their plans to update the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we won’t be seeing web accessibility regulations anytime soon. However, the lack of regulations under the ADA isn’t equating to a lack of web…

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October 18, 2018

How to Add + Edit Facebook Automatic Captions to Video Ads

by Samantha Sauld in How-To

With the use of captivating visuals and a compelling story, Facebook video ads are a great way to convey important information to consumers. According to an advertising study conducted by Facebook, people watch an astounding 100 million hours of video on the…

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October 17, 2018

Why Your Inaccessible Website Could Get You Sued and How to Prevent It

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

Ken Nakata is the Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cyxtera Technologies, where he helps organizations manage their IT accessibility in both digital and traditional environments. In the past, he has overseen countless Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) investigations, and helped to shape…

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October 15, 2018

Despite No ADA Update, the DOJ Confirms Their Stance That the Law Extends to Captioning

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that “auxiliary aids” be made available to anyone with a disability. While the ADA does not specifically address online video (as it was written in 1990, before the Internet was as extensive as it is…

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October 11, 2018

Wish You Could Search Within a Video? Use an Interactive Transcript!

by Samantha Sauld in User Engagement

Video has completely revolutionized the way we consume online content. We can instantly receive valuable information paired with captivating visuals, making it more engaging and memorable as opposed to standard text. Video has become a preferred medium in which we consume content.…

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October 10, 2018

Transcription vs. Captioning – What’s the Difference?

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Have you ever thought about transcription vs. captioning and how they compare to each other? We’re here to tell you the disparity goes beyond mere dictionary definitions. Both transcription and captioning come with their own uses, benefits, and legal requirements. While they…

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October 10, 2018

Q&A: Can You Get Sued Even If You Are Working Towards Accessibility?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In 2017, 814 federal lawsuits were brought against inaccessible websites. Ensuring your online website is accessible is more important than ever before. Yet, many organizations are still unsure about how to make their websites accessible or what guidelines they should be following.…

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October 8, 2018

Social Media Marketing: Does SEO Matter?

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video SEO

One of the biggest questions when it comes to social media marketing and strategy is does it affect search rankings for both content and video? It’s long been debated whether or not social media marketing and SEO go hand-in-hand, and we’re here…

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October 5, 2018

[Infographic] Ultimate Guide to Video Engagement

by Samantha Sauld in User Engagement

Download infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Video Engagement Streaming your favorite show, watching the latest game highlights, learning a DIY tutorial, or viewing your favorite brand’s new campaign – these are all just a few examples of video content we consume everyday.…

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Updated October 1, 2018

Developing Accessibility Training Strategies in Higher Ed

by Jaclyn Leduc in Case Studies

Well-developed accessibility training programs aren’t easy to come by, especially at large organizations like universities that have a variety of roles and departments. Michigan State University (MSU) decided to take on the challenge of developing a strategic plan to change how they…

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Updated October 1, 2018

How Section 504 and 508 Impact Closed Captioning Requirements

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

With so many laws dictating web accessibility requirements, it is important to fully understand the impact of each law so that you can be in compliance and provide access to your content. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is one of three major…

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September 27, 2018

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