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What is 608 and 708 Closed Captioning?

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

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

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

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

What Is Closed Captioning?

by Kelly Mahoney in How-To

Read the Beginner’s Guide to Captions [Free eBook] Closed captioning is time-synchronized text that reflects an audio track and can be read while watching visual content. The process of closed captioning involves transcribing the audio to text, dividing that text into chunks…

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August 26, 2022

How to Add Subtitles to Video in Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Encore

by Kelly Mahoney in How-To

Adding Captions in Adobe [Free How-To Guide] Whether you’re new to video editing or you manage a professional video library, exporting and uploading captions should be an essential skill in your arsenal. Learning how to add subtitles to video in Adobe Premiere…

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Updated July 19, 2022

How to Add Audio Description to YouTube Videos

by Elisa Lewis in How-To

Add Audio Description to YouTube Videos More than 1 billion hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day. 71% of people with disabilities leave a website immediately if it’s not accessible. You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand these…

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May 12, 2022

How to Start a Podcast: Allied as a Framework

by Rebecca Klein in How-To

  Download the Checklist: How to Start a Podcast   If you’re wondering how to start a podcast, then you’re in the same position we were in not too long ago. 3Play Media has always valued the power of meaningful content. From…

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Updated February 24, 2022

How to Force YouTube Closed Captions & Subtitles ‘On’

by Elisa Lewis in How-To

Have you ever wondered how to add captions to your organization’s Youtube videos, or wished that you could make people watch your video with captions? Well, we can show you just how to do that! There are a few possible reasons you…

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Updated December 10, 2021

How to Remove YouTube’s Automatic Captions

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

After uploading a video to YouTube, you may notice that YouTube’s automatic captions are turned on. Regardless of whether you’ve uploaded your own captions or have created captions with YouTube’s transcription interface, the platform will still display auto captions as an option…

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Updated December 6, 2021

How to Translate Videos into Foreign Languages

by Kelly Mahoney 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 December 6, 2021

Transcribing Audio Content: Resources and How-To

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

  Free Ebook: Discover the Benefits of Transcribing Online Video   If you want to transcribe audio content, then 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…

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Updated October 28, 2022

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

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Create your own WebVTT Files [Free Guide] 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…

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Updated May 20, 2022