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4 Tips for Creating an Accessible and Engaging Virtual Graduation

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Graduation is a big milestone for students and their families and every year, colleges and universities prepare to ensure the ceremony is as special as possible.  After a long and arduous academic year, students feel rewarded for their hard work and dedication…

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March 26, 2021

Live Captions for StreamYard with 3Play Media

by Jaclyn Leduc in How-To

Many companies and organizations use StreamYard to stream live online video to platforms like YouTube. Live captions for StreamYard ensures that your live video content is more accessible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and it helps boost engagement…

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February 12, 2021

3 Tips for Creating Accessible & ADA Compliant PDFs

by Aj Beltis in How-To

The portable document format, or PDF, is a staple for companies that want to share custom-designed content to a wide audience without building a website or racking up a fortune in printing costs.  However, a standard PDF may lack key accessibility features…

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Updated February 2, 2021

How to Add Captions to Video (on 70+ Platforms & Applications)

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

With so many video platforms and players available, it’s not always clear how to add captions to video content. This post provides guides on how to add captions to 70+ video players, platforms, lecture capture systems, and other applications. No matter where…

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Updated January 26, 2021

How Captions & Transcripts Increase Engagement with Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

There’s no denying the power of online video. The first video to be streamed on the internet was in 1995, and since its inception, online video has quickly become a force to be reckoned with.  Today, everyone is watching online videos and…

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Updated February 23, 2021

Captioning Sound Effects in TV and Movies

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The first electric television was invented in 1927. 44 years later, captions were introduced to TV programs.  In 1972, Gallaudet University, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), and the National Bureau of Standards presented the technology needed to make television shows accessible with captions.…

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June 18, 2020

How to Publish Online Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Online video has completely permeated the online space and continues to be a staple in many people’s digital experience. By 2021, global internet traffic is projected to make up 82% of all consumer internet traffic.  Whether it be live or prerecorded, the…

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Updated March 9, 2021

Student Engagement Strategies for Online Learning Environments

by Jaclyn Leduc in How-To

Translating in-person teaching strategies to virtual learning environments is often easier said than done. However, by implementing specific measures, tools, and techniques, instructors can create remote classrooms that foster student success.   Toolkit for Live Captioning Online Videos (for Virtual Learning and…

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Updated March 30, 2021

How to Add Captions and Audio Description to Wistia Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Wistia is a video software company that believes when businesses create an immersive viewing experience for viewers, it can build brand affinity. What better way to create an immersive viewing experience than with accessibility?  Captioning and audio description are two great accessibility…

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Updated May 1, 2020

How to Design a Sustainable Process for Accessible Web Design

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Accessible web design is more important than ever before. In fact, 71% of people with disabilities leave a website immediately if it’s not accessible.  Slow a steady wins the race, and accessible web design is more than just a one-time auditing process…

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Updated March 30, 2021

How to Get Started with 3Play Media’s Audio Description

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Audio description is an audio track that narrates the relevant visual information in media and assumes the viewer cannot see the onscreen content. It can be compared to a sports broadcaster narrating the visual action of a game over audio. The descriptions…

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Updated April 30, 2020

How to Add Captions to YouTube Videos & Force Captions On

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Have you ever wondered how to add captions to Youtube videos or wished that you could make people watch your video with captions? Well, we’re going to show you how to do that! You might want to force captions on your YouTube…

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Updated April 8, 2021