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Twitter Can Now Remind You to Add Alt Text

by Rebecca Klein in Industry Trends

Accessible Social Media with Alexa Heinrich [Free Webinar] Have you ever scrolled through Twitter and noticed an image with an ALT badge? If so, you’ve come across an image with alt text. Twitter’s ALT badge indicates that the author has added alternative,…

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September 30, 2022

The Rise of Accessible Gaming

by Abby Alepa in Industry Trends

Inclusive Design in XR and Beyond [Free Webinar] The online gaming community is one of vibrance and diversity. It is also enormous: More than 216 million people in the U.S. play video games regularly, and the booming industry is expected to grow…

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September 28, 2022

What is 608 and 708 Closed Captioning?

by Jena Wallace in Industry Trends

Captioning Basics [Free eBook] When closed captions appear on your television screen, a decoder inside the TV translates raw data from a broadcast location and displays it as text that is understandable to the human eye. Over the years, decoding has evolved…

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September 23, 2022

A Quick Guide to the Accessible Canada Act

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Accessibility in Ontario: How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video [Free eBook] When it comes to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, there’s no such thing as “too accessible.” Just ask Canada. In 2018, Canada introduced the Accessible Canada Act…

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Updated September 22, 2022

Introducing 3Play Media

by Jena Wallace in Company + Culture

Becoming the New Market Leader with Chris Antunes and Josh Miller [Allied Podcast] We’re excited to share some big news! You may already know that 3Play Media welcomed Captionmax and NCC to the family earlier this year. This acquisition made 3Play Media…

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Updated September 20, 2022

How to Become a Video Accessibility Expert

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Video Accessibility 101 [Free Course] We can’t wait to share – our Video Accessibility Course has officially relaunched! This course is designed to empower individuals to become a video accessibility expert at any organization, by providing you with the best of 3Play…

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September 14, 2022

How Do I Add Captions to My Videos?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Closed Captioning 101 [Free eBook] So you just created a new video, but how do you add captions? Better yet, why should you add captions? In the United States, some accessibility-related legislation — like the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act…

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September 12, 2022

Live Caption Spotlight: Social Media and Video Streaming Platforms

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

The Complete Guide to Caption Encoders [Free eBook] While there is no telling what the next trending social media or video streaming platform will be, one thing is for sure: today’s most popular social networking sites aren’t going away any time soon.…

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September 7, 2022

Human Voice Audio Description

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

Beginner’s Guide to Audio Description [Free eBook] Enriching your content with audio description is incredibly beneficial, as it allows the full meaning of your content to be understood by low-vision consumers. There are two approaches to the vocal aspects of audio description—synthesized…

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September 6, 2022

What is a TextDS File?

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

Beginner’s Guide to Audio Description [Free eBook] When it comes to making media accessible for low-vision consumers, there are several options to choose from. Audio description files are a common solution, along with screen readers and other accessibility technology. But what happens…

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September 6, 2022

Different Types of Closed Captioning

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

Beginners Guide to Captioning [Free Ebook] When beginning the quest to caption your media, it’s easy to get bogged down with all the variations, customizations, and styles that can be applied to your captions. Even the decision of which service of closed…

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Updated September 6, 2022

How DIY Captions, YouTube Auto Captions, and 3Play Media’s Captions Differ

by Rebecca Klein in How-To

Beginners Guide to Captioning [Free Ebook] Investing the time and money into captioning your YouTube videos is well worth it. If you don’t believe us, check out Discovery Digital Networks. They conducted a controlled study that showed a 7.32% increase in views…

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September 1, 2022

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