At Disney Parks, Disabilities Are Always Accommodated

by Elisa Edelberg in Lighter Side

It’s that time of year – the days are shorter and colder, the holidays are upon us, and many are off seeking warmer weather and enjoying family vacations. Family vacations can be a lot of fun, but also a lot of work.…

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Updated June 7, 2019

Speech Recognition Gaffes

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

“Gentlemen, to bed!” These words are repeated as British comedians, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan ponder what it would be like to lead a medieval army to wage war the next day. They play with their plot line, humorously juxtaposing modern sophistication.…

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Updated June 3, 2019

We Watch So Much Video, So Why Isn’t Video Accessible?

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

How much time do you spend on your phone, watching TV, or browsing the internet? Be honest. Most of us wake up and immediately check our phones. Then we go to work and spend all day staring at our screens. When we…

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Updated July 12, 2019

10 Movies to Watch with Audio Description

by Elisa Edelberg in Lighter Side

Visual effects are so critical to cinema and film, that there is an Oscar category dedicated to this art. Not only are these visual effects utterly impressive, they also enhance the video content and provide a great deal of information and context…

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Updated January 26, 2021

Social Video and the Changing Trends in Video Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Whether you are a university, a small business, a restaurant, or a major brand, you are probably using social video in some capacity. Thanks to social media, social video is now a resource that companies, organizations, and people can leverage to better…

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Updated December 9, 2019

How the University of Arizona Forges Collaborations for Accessible Online Classes

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

An accessible campus is not made accessible because of just one department or office. For campus accessibility to work well and succeed, collaborations must be made between departments and individuals across the institution. But what exactly does that web of communication and…

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Updated June 3, 2019

5 Instagram Accounts Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Over the last couple of years, social video has grown to be the most popular form of content on social media. What better way is there to engage and connect with your audience than video? But social video has its limitations. For…

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Updated January 24, 2020

6 YouTube Hacks for Captioning and Subtitling

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

If you really want to up your YouTube game, you should consider adding captions. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds. That’s a lot of content, which, unfortunately, isn’t always captioned. When it comes to YouTube, captions are…

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Updated January 2, 2020

5 Oral Histories Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Oral histories are timeless resources that paint a picture of the real human experiences and emotions of past events. The stories captured through oral history projects are incredibly important. They serve as resources for both education and research. So why shouldn’t we…

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Updated June 3, 2019

5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

With online video taking on such a huge role in our lives and our culture, video blogging (vlogging) has become an increasing trend. No matter what you “vlog” about, there’s one thing all vlogs should have in common – closed captions. Although…

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Updated June 3, 2019

5 Museums Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Museums are magical places. Sure, as a kid, going to an art museum was probably the dullest thing in the world, but as an adult, nothing compares to that feeling you get when you finally stare into Mona Lisa’s smile. Accessibility Laws…

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Updated June 3, 2019

The Growing Population with Hearing Loss

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

We are quite the noisy population. Everywhere we go, sound is always surrounding us. Whether it’s police sirens passing by, or music through our headphones on our way to work, there is always background noise. Over 5% of the world’s population –…

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Updated July 12, 2019