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Xbox Accessibility: The Importance of “Day One” Inclusive Design

by Jaclyn Leduc in Company + Culture

There are an estimated 400 million gamers with disabilities on the planet. For Xbox, accessibility is at the core of what they do. They are committed to creating a gaming experience that everyone can enjoy, including the 400 million individuals mentioned above.…

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July 19, 2021

Best Practices: 7 Ways to Improve Live Captioning Quality

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Within the past year, the demand for live online events has skyrocketed & doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. More than 67% of people worldwide have streamed live video content, and live streaming is estimated to grow into $70.5 billion industry…

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Updated July 15, 2021

Accessibility in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives

by Amy Dwyer in Company + Culture

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives have become a top priority for today’s organizations. Studies continue to show that companies that value DEI are more profitable than those that don’t and their employees report higher levels of engagement, trust, and satisfaction.  These…

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June 1, 2021

Dog Training and Machine Learning: What They Have In Common

by John Slocum in Industry Trends

Although sometimes it seems we’re eerily close, machines haven’t replaced us yet. Yes, machines can make faster and more complex decisions, but it’s pretty easy to break one. Also, machines still can’t process logic that they haven’t been taught. Try out some…

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Updated May 19, 2021

Gil v. Winn-Dixie: A Landmark Ruling is Reversed

by Rebecca Klein in Industry Trends

On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit overturned Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., a landmark case for web accessibility. Read on to learn more about the original case, the disappointing appellate opinion, and what this implies…

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April 27, 2021

Video and Closed Captioning Trends for 2021

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

The 2021 State of Captioning report is now available to read in full. In it, you’ll find some of the top video and closed captioning trends for this year. The State of Captioning (SOC) is an annual report by 3Play Media and…

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Updated April 5, 2021

NAD v. Netflix ADA Lawsuit Requires Captioning for Streaming Video

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The internet offers a unique challenge: how do we ensure that all of our digital products, services, and communications are accessible to people with disabilities? What are companies required to do to accommodate such users? Federal disability laws still await comprehensive updates…

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March 26, 2021

The Best Online Transcription Jobs

by Elisa Lewis in Company + Culture

Millions of Americans got to experience working from home during the pandemic. As many can now attest to, there are a number of benefits and a lot more flexibility when working remotely. When set up successfully, online work has many benefits, including…

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March 24, 2021

Reading Settlements Helps Improve Accessibility Compliance at Your School

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Educational institutions in the United States are subject to accessibility laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act. Schools often work tirelessly to improve accessibility compliance and mitigate the risk of getting hit with a lawsuit for…

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Updated March 12, 2021

How the New White House Administration is Prioritizing Accessibility

by Aj Beltis in Industry Trends

Under President Joe Biden’s administration, it appears accessibility has become an important initiative.  Since (and even before) Mr. Biden’s inauguration, he and his team have made a point to make all communications accessible to a wider audience – particularly to those who…

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February 26, 2021

How to Bake-In Website Accessibility

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Everybody loves cake. However, you need to bake it with the right ingredients so that everyone can eat and enjoy it. Think of a website like a cake. Organizations can bake-in website accessibility and use the right web design “ingredients” to ensure…

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Updated May 27, 2021

The New WCAG 3 Draft: Here’s What You Should Know

by Samantha Sauld in Industry Trends

Accessibility advocates everywhere are excited in anticipation of the release of WCAG 3. Although it’s currently an incomplete draft that will continue to develop over the next few years, it’s still a major occasion.   If you’re an avid member of the #a11y…

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February 12, 2021