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The Difference Between 608 and 708 Captions

by Kelly Mahoney in How-To

  NOTE: CEA stands for Consumer Electronics Association. EIA stands for Electronic Industries Alliance, the group which first developed the standard for captions. The EIA is no longer in operation, but CEA (one of its branches) is still active. Currently, two standards…

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September 15, 2021

Transcribing Audio Content: Resources and How-To

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

So you want to transcribe audio content? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you choose to use a third-party transcription service or DIY (do it yourself), it’s important to weigh the pros and cons and choose which option works best…

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Updated August 16, 2021

WebVTT Captions: How to Create a Web Video Text Track File

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

A “Web Video Text Track” file, also known as WebVTT (.vtt), is a popular subtitle and caption file format. WebVTT was created in 2010 by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) to support text tracks in HTML5. WebVTT was broadly…

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June 9, 2021

How to Create an SRT File

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

An SRT file is one of the most common file formats used in the process of subtitling and/or captioning. ‘SRT’ refers to a ‘SubRip Subtitle’ file, which originated from the DVD-ripping software by the same name. SubRip would “rip” (or extract) subtitles…

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Updated August 3, 2021

How to Translate Videos into Foreign Languages

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

As the world continues to become more interconnected, it’s important to create content that has the ability to reach a global audience – which often entails translating your video content to a foreign language. Technology has given people around the world access…

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Updated May 19, 2021

How to Live Stream an Event in 6 Steps

by PJ Taei in Video Accessibility

Live streaming allows you to broadcast videos online in real-time. From concerts to conferences, webinars to fitness classes, live streaming has become standard practice across the world. In fact, there was a 300% growth in live streaming events between March and August 2020. This…

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Updated August 19, 2021

4 Tips for Creating an Accessible and Engaging Virtual Graduation

by Elisa Lewis 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 July 21, 2021

How Captions & Transcripts Increase Engagement with Videos

by Elisa Lewis 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 Elisa Lewis 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