Audio Description for YouTube

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

 YouTube is one of the most popular video platforms in the world, boasting over 1.9 billion monthly active users. It’s the second largest search engine and second most visited website in the world, behind its parent company, Google.  There’s no denying our…

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August 23, 2019

Take Your Video Ads to the Next Level with Captions

by Jaclyn Leduc in User Engagement

Video ads are compelling, but their power increases when you add captions to the equation. On their own, videos have the potential to make an impact and to incite action. After viewing branded online videos, such as video ads, 64% of viewers…

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August 22, 2019

FAQ: What You Should Know About Audio Description

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Audio description is showing up in more and more places, but what is it, how does it work, and why is it important? In the Intro to Audio Description webinar, we answer those questions and more. Like closed captions, audio description is…

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August 19, 2019

Accessibility for Higher Education Athletics

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Go, team, go! If you’ve attended a college or university in the United States with a sports team, you probably know just how big sports culture is. Pre-game festivities typically take place in a parking lot outside of a sports stadium and…

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August 16, 2019

AODA Compliance & Updates to Web Accessibility Standards

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Ontario, Canada offers some of the most comprehensive web accessibility standards in the world. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was instated in 2005 with the intention of creating a barrier-free Ontario by 2025. The AODA regulates accessibility standards across…

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Updated August 19, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

As your organization starts to scale, how do you ensure accessibility is still a priority?  In the webinar, “How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing”, three engineers at Slack, Sharanya Viswanath, Kirstyn Torio, and Kristina Rudzinskaya, discuss how they approach and scale accessibility at…

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August 12, 2019

A Quick Guide to the Accessible Canada Act

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

When it comes to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, there’s no such thing as “too accessible.” Just ask Canada. Canada recently passed the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), a new accessibility law that aims to make the country barrier-free by 2040.…

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Updated August 15, 2019

3 Things to Know about ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuits in 2019

by Jason Taylor in Industry Trends

The World Wide Web turns 30 this year and as it takes on an increasingly all-encompassing role in our everyday lives, Web accessibility lawsuits have reached a rate of one every working hour.  The UsableNet research team monitors data from all federally…

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August 8, 2019

How to Caption Videos in Foreign Languages

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

There are plenty of reasons why you should caption your content. Increased accessibility, improved user engagement and SEO, and flexibility in sound-sensitive environments are just a few of the many benefits. If you produce video in languages other than English, finding a…

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August 7, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Maintaining Accessibility at Slack

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Have you ever thought about making accessibility happen at your organization? Have you then immediately thought, “Where do I even begin?” Luckily, companies like Slack, a collaboration hub software, is paving the way for others to follow. After taking a closer look…

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August 5, 2019

3 Ways to Ramp Up Your Existing Accessibility Strategy

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Implementing a successful accessibility strategy at your organization is not a sprint–it’s a marathon–and this article will help carry you to the finish line. Without an effective accessibility strategy, your organization will be missing out on many benefits, such as improved user…

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Updated August 1, 2019

What Your Organization Needs to Know About Digital Accessibility in 2019

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

In the first part of the three-series webinar, Lily Bond, Director of Marketing here at 3Play Media and Tim Springer, CEO of Level Access give an informative presentation covering trends in digital accessibility, laws and standards, procurement drivers for digital accessibility, and…

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August 1, 2019

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