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The Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 32 Years

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

How the ADA Impacts Online Video Accessibility [Free Ebook] July 26, 2022, marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and there are many reasons to celebrate ADA32. The ADA has made many positive impacts since being signed into…

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Updated July 27, 2022

Accessibility in the Auto Industry: Takeaways from Alan Hejl

by Rebecca Klein in Lighter Side

  Every month, we welcome a new guest to 3Play Media’s Allied Podcast. In May 2022, we met with accessibility leader Alan Hejl to discuss accessible vehicles and accessibility in the automotive industry. Alan Hejl is the Accessibility Strategy Manager at General…

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Updated July 6, 2022

3Play Media Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

by Rebecca Klein in Company + Culture

Watch GAAD with 3Play [Free Webinar] May 19, 2022, marked the 11th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Created by Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion, GAAD is all about raising awareness for digital accessibility and inclusion for people around the world with…

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May 25, 2022

CODA Film Dominates, Wins All Three Academy Award Nominations

by Kelly Mahoney in Lighter Side

  How to make your media accessible ➡️   History was made at the 94th Academy Awards last week, as the film CODA scooped up all three of its Oscar nominations at the live show in Los Angeles. CODA was named Best…

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Updated April 6, 2022

How 3Play Media Stands Out, According to Our Customers

by Rebecca Klein in Company + Culture

  How to Select the Right Closed Captioning Vendor [Free Guide]   At the end of each year, we distribute our annual Holiday Survey to learn how 3Play Media customers view their experiences with us. Customer happiness is a top priority, and…

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Updated March 3, 2022

CODA Makes History With Deaf Representation in Film

by Rebecca Klein in Lighter Side

  How to Make Media & Entertainment More Accessible with Captions   Awards season can often be a painful reminder of all the ways the entertainment industry excludes and misrepresents d/Deaf, neurodiverse, and disabled actors and characters. If characters with disabilities are…

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January 21, 2022

3Play Media’s Top Content in 2021

by Kelly Mahoney in Lighter Side

As industry leaders in video accessibility content, we keep our finger on the pulse of the most relevant topics in the accessibility community. To help our readers stay just as up-to-date as we are, we’re regularly researching and publishing blog content, podcast…

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Updated January 3, 2022

A Deaf Superhero Makes History

by Rebecca Klein in Lighter Side

Filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s Eternals, released in November 2021, introduced the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Portrayed by deaf actor Lauren Ridloff, deaf superhero Makkari, who has super speed and is a member of the Eternals, was originally depicted as a white,…

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November 26, 2021

TikTok Accessibility: How to Add Captions and Other Best Practices

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

With over two billion lifetime downloads and 50 million daily active users in the U.S. alone, TikTok is one of the most popular apps of our time, particularly among Gen Z. However, the platform’s accessibility features leave something to be desired. While…

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Updated December 6, 2021

Squid Game’s Subtitles: When Meaning Gets Lost in Translation

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

  Discover the Benefits of Translation and Subtitling   Squid Game, a shocking dystopian thriller about class and capitalism in Korea, is on track to become Netflix’s most-watched show of all time. Viewers in hundreds of countries are binge-watching the Korean-language drama…

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Updated January 19, 2022

6 YouTube Captioning and Subtitling Hacks You Need to Try

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

If you really want to up your YouTube game, you should consider adding captions. Over 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s a lot of content, which, unfortunately, isn’t always captioned. When it comes to YouTube, captions are…

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Updated December 10, 2021

What Goes into Making the Paralympics?

by 3mediaweb in Video Accessibility

After 5 long years, the opening ceremony for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo commenced with a colorful celebration titled “Para Airport.” While many doubted the event would happen, the power of sport prevailed and athletes from all over the world came together…

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Updated December 2, 2021