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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 April 20, 2021

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 20, 2021

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

The Easiest Way to Caption Blackboard Collaborate Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Blackboard Collaborate gives educators the opportunity to virtually reach and engage with learners.  Aside from having great content, one way to improve user engagement is to caption videos. Captions are time-synchronized text that represent the audio in a video.  There are many…

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Updated May 1, 2020

How to Design Accessible Cyberlearning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

In the latest webinar, “Designing Accessible Cyberlearning: Recommendations and Lessons Learned”, Sheryl Burgstahler, Founder and Director of the DO-IT Center and UW Access Technology Center at the University of Washington, provides recommendations on how cyberlearning researchers can address accessibility issues and how…

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Updated April 6, 2021

New Resources from W3C on How to Make Video Accessible

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium, also known as the W3C, is an international organization that develops standards for the web. Overseen by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, W3C’s mission is to lead the web to its full potential so…

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Updated June 16, 2021

Why This Instagram Expert Uses Captions for IGTV Content

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

IGTV content is all the rage right now. It allows Instagrammers to post long-form content on their profiles, and it’s all about growing engagement. But what about making IGTV content accessible? Sue B. Zimmerman has cracked the Instagram (IG) code, and she’s…

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Updated April 20, 2021

How to Caption Videos in Foreign Languages

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

There are plenty of reasons why you should caption your content. Increased accessibility, improved user engagement and SEO, and flexibility in sound-sensitive environments are just a few of the many benefits. If you produce video in languages other than English, finding a…

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Updated June 2, 2021

How to Publish Captions via Integration, Manual Upload, and Encoding

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Imagine that you created a video you want to publish on your video player. You go through your usual process: film, edit, and add captions. After all your hard work, now it’s time to publish your video. You wonder how you’re going…

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Updated June 11, 2021