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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 March 2, 2021

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. In this blog, we cover 5 examples of oral history project who are using captioning to engage their audience in new ways. The…

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Updated July 21, 2021

5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

by Elisa Lewis 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 March 16, 2021

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 March 9, 2021

How Many People Have Hearing Loss? Why the Population is Growing

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 March 2, 2021

Why Our Transcript Editors Love Working With 3Play

by Sofia Enamorado in Company + Culture

At the core of what we do is our team of transcript editors. At 3Play, we have thousands of U.S. based editors who work daily (and at all hours) to ensure the services we provide to you are accurate, timely, compliant, and…

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Updated January 26, 2021

5 Finance Companies doing captioning right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Welcome to the age of digital banking where checks are deposited through the snap of a mobile camera, dues to friends are paid through an app, and bank tellers speak to you from ATMS. The finance industry has drastically changed in the…

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Updated October 14, 2021

Why Video Captions on Social Media Help Boston Survive the T

by Patrick Loftus in Lighter Side

Boston residents have a lot to cherish about our fair city. Those classic New England falls, legendary sports teams, a Dunkin Donuts on every block, and of course, our charmingly unpredictable subway system — the T. Considering parts of the T run…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Film and TV Scenes That Make No Sense without Non-Speech Captions

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

In the film Ferris Bueler’s Day Off, Ferris uses a keyboard to simulate coughing, sneezing, and hacking noises to convince people over the phone that he is sick and cannot come to school. Image: Netflix Watching a movie or TV show with…

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Updated March 9, 2021

5 Universities Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Video has transformed the way institutions of higher education approach teaching. As a flexible, customizable, and creative platform, video has paved the way for greater access to education around the world. And many prominent institutions of higher education are taking note of…

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Updated February 23, 2021

5 Podcasts With Transcripts to Check Out

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

Back in the good ol’ days when the internet didn’t exist, transcripts helped librarians and other specialists navigate and archive content. Today, they do so much more. Podcasts with transcripts have great SEO, user experience, and are more accessible to all. With…

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Updated March 16, 2021