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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 Accessibility on Your Website

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 accessibility and use the right web design “ingredients” to ensure that…

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February 25, 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

How Our Customers Are Tackling Video Accessibility in 2021

by Samantha Sauld in Company + Culture

2020 was an unprecedented year for many of us, including our customers. With a global pandemic, many of our customers had to switch gears and pivot their video accessibility needs. We were curious to understand how it changed and how it may…

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January 29, 2021

The Current State of Automatic Speech Recognition: A Report

by Elisa Lewis in Industry Trends

3Play Media conducts annual research – which is then compiled into a report – to provide the most up-to-date findings on the current state of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies as it applies to captioning and transcription. One of the main reasons…

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January 29, 2021

5 Takeaways From the 2020 Accessibility Lawsuit Report

by Aj Beltis in Industry Trends

Each year, we anxiously await the opportunity to dive into the ADA Lawsuit Report from Usablenet – a pioneer of digital accessibility and usability.  Like its predecessors, Usablenet’s 2020 Report on Digital Accessibility Lawsuits includes data from thousands of lawsuits against organizations…

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Updated January 22, 2021

6 Zoom Etiquette Reminders for Your Next Meeting

by Aj Beltis in Industry Trends

It may be a new year, but tens of millions of Americans will still be working remotely in 2021. And as we can all guess, this means more meetings on Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other video conferencing software.  While your team likely…

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January 15, 2021

Video Trends for 2021

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

With every new year comes new changes, but one thing reigns true, video is here to stay.  2020 brought about many changes, including the COVID-19 global pandemic. It forced us to shelter-in-place and socially distance from family, friends, and colleagues. Since face-to-face…

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January 8, 2021