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 October 6, 2020

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 July 9, 2020

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 June 19, 2019

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 June 3, 2019

5 Podcasts Doing Transcripts Right

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. With so much content to navigate, transcripts help make content more accessible, searchable, shareable, and…

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Updated January 22, 2020

5 Retailers Who Are Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Retailers: you can hate them or you can love them, but don’t deny you don’t need them. When you need movies, clothes, shoes, and groceries, retail is always there to help. Retailers are entities “that sell goods through various distribution channels.” Typically,…

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Updated June 3, 2019

5 YouTube Channels Doing Captioning Right

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

As people learn more about the many benefits of video captioning, and about the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who who can benefit from captioning, the world is increasingly beginning to notice the cavernous gap between the volume of video published…

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Updated June 3, 2019

6 Newsworthy Deaf/HOH Stories That Will Make You Laugh, Dance, and Cry

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Have you heard about Kumbuka the Deaf gorilla, or about the impressive group of Deaf dancers dancing their way around the world? Here are six incredible stories you may have missed that are positively impacting the deaf and hard of hearing community.…

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Updated July 9, 2019

‘Master of None’ Highlights Deaf Culture & Demonstrates Importance of Visual Aid

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Considering the overwhelming number of popular TV shows on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu (not to mention traditional cable), it’s hard to imagine why we don’t see more variety in our protagonists — especially when it comes to Deaf people. That’s…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Did You Know These 10 Celebrities Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?

by Patrick Loftus in Lighter Side

In the United States alone, approximately 48 million people report some degree of hearing loss. So, naturally, there are quite a few celebrities out there who are part of this group. We’ve compiled a list of 10 celebrities who are deaf or…

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Updated June 17, 2020

Captioning 101: Are you ahead of the class? (QUIZ)

by Emily Griffin in Lighter Side

  Have you been tasked with captioning educational video, lecture capture recordings, and other eLearning multimedia? Before you choose a closed captioning vendor, make sure you have a solid understanding of basic captioning FAQ. Take this short quiz to see if you’re…

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Updated June 3, 2019