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Audio Description for Online Learning

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

What to look for in an audio description vendor ➡️ The COVID-19 pandemic and the speedy evolution of technology has resulted in a significant increase in the number of educational organizations providing online learning options for students instead of teaching in a…

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January 24, 2023

Accessibility at a Global Scale: Top 5 Insights from Merck’s Accessibility Leaders

by Jena Wallace in Industry Trends

Spotlight Chat: Accessibility at a Global Scale with Merck [Free Webinar] We at 3Play Media like to kick off the new year right, and in 2023, that means sitting down with Merck for a spotlight chat on implementing accessibility on a global…

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Updated January 23, 2023

Captioning for Broadcast TV: Who is Responsible?

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment [Free eBook] Since 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has placed the responsibility of captioning for broadcast TV on both video programming distributors (VPDs) and video programmers. The aim of this closed captioning responsibility is…

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January 12, 2023

How to Drive Revenue from Your eCommerce Product Videos

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Accessibility in the eCommerce Era [Free eBook] Today’s consumers seek a retail experience that offers the best of both the on- and offline shopping worlds—combining personalization with competitive prices, choice with detail, and product tangibility with convenience. In this competitive marketplace, how…

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January 11, 2023

Why Reformatting is the Best Way to Edit Existing Captions and Subtitles

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment [Free eBook] Have you ever watched a rerun of your favorite television show with the original captions on and noticed that they don’t seem entirely correct? Closed captions could be delayed, covering graphics, paraphrasing dialogue…or…

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Updated January 6, 2023

Q&A with Lainey Feingold: Digital Accessibility Legal Update

by Rebecca Klein in Industry Trends

Digital Accessibility Legal Update with Lainey Feingold [Free Webinar] A lot happened in the digital accessibility legal space in 2022! Have you kept up? At the end of every year, we’re always thrilled to welcome back Lainey Feingold for her annual digital…

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January 5, 2023

3Play Media’s Top Content from 2022

by Kelly Mahoney in Lighter Side

As industry leaders in video accessibility content, we keep our finger on the pulse of the most relevant topics in the accessibility community. To help our readers stay just as up-to-date as we are, we regularly publish blog content, podcast episodes, and…

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Updated January 4, 2023

What is an EEG Caption Encoder?

by Jena Wallace in Uncategorized

The Complete Guide to Caption Encoders [Free eBook] Throughout the past few decades, caption encoders have allowed televisions to receive closed captioning transmissions, and they remain widely used for many broadcast and streaming workflows today. There’s several different types of encoder technologies…

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January 3, 2023

How Captioning Integrations Work to Streamline Your Workflow

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

At 3Play Media, our goal is to make video accessibility easy – which means we offer integrations with the platforms, softwares, and systems you’re already working with. Keep reading to learn more about what an integration looks like and how they can…

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December 29, 2022

Web Captions Differ from 608 and 708 Broadcast Captions: Here’s Why

by Jena Wallace in Uncategorized

The Complete Guide to Caption Encoders [Free eBook] The continued focus on streaming video and online media platforms has big implications for media accessibility services like closed captions and subtitles when it comes to how they work with web platforms. Nielsen reported…

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December 28, 2022

eLearning Accessibility Laws

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

Guide to Digital and Communication Accessibility in Higher Education [Free webinar] The two major disability rights laws in the United States — the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act — were passed long before the proliferation of the internet as we know it…

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December 21, 2022

Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment: an eBook by 3Play Media

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment [Free eBook] When we first released our Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment eBook several years ago, the media and entertainment landscape was much different than it is now. Between the “streaming wars” and…

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December 20, 2022

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