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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 June 1, 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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April 21, 2021

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 July 21, 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