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Using Subtitles to Learn a Language: Captions for ESL Students

by Rebecca Klein in User Engagement

Discover the Benefits of Captioning and Transcription [Free Ebook] What are the benefits of captions for ESL learners (English as a second or foreign language) and English language learners (ELLs)? More than one in 10 of the nation’s approximately 50 million public…

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August 24, 2023

Are You Providing Captions For Corporate Events?

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Beginner’s Guide to Captioning [Free eBook] Do you have a live corporate event coming up? Will your videos be captioned? Captions for virtual and hybrid corporate events benefit your company and your audience. Today, videos are used for several types of corporate…

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July 12, 2023

How to Drive Revenue from Your eCommerce Product Videos

by Rebecca Klein in User Engagement

Accessibility in the eCommerce Era [Free eBook] Today’s consumers seek a retail experience that offers the best of both the on- and offline shopping worlds—combining personalization with competitive prices, choice with detail, and product tangibility with convenience. In this competitive marketplace, how…

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January 11, 2023

7 Reasons Why Societies and Associations Should Caption Their Videos

by Abby Alepa in User Engagement

How the ADA Impacts Online Video Accessibility [Free eBook] Societies and associations are usually non-profit organizations that dedicate time, finances, and resources towards the advancement of an area of study or a social cause. These organizations often speak on revelatory or consequential…

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December 15, 2022

Rethinking How We Use Closed Captioning in Education

by Abby Alepa in Events

Build a roadmap to web accessibility in higher education [FREE eBook] Video captions are more than just text on a screen. That’s what Sean Zdenek believes. An associate professor and director of graduate studies in the department of English at the University…

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Updated December 13, 2022

How DIY Captions, YouTube Auto Captions, and 3Play Media’s Captions Differ

by Rebecca Klein in How-To

Beginners Guide to Captioning [Free Ebook] Investing the time and money into captioning your YouTube videos is well worth it. If you don’t believe us, check out Discovery Digital Networks. They conducted a controlled study that showed a 7.32% increase in views…

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Updated August 25, 2023

8 Benefits of Video Transcription & Captioning

by Elisa Lewis in User Engagement

The reasons why you should add closed captions and include transcripts to your video content are almost innumerable, but we can count at least eight. Closed captioning and transcription offer benefits to your organization and your viewers alike – and not only…

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March 3, 2022

The Real Reasons You Should Be Translating Video

by Kelly Mahoney in User Engagement

The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for physical distance have ensured that virtual and hybrid models of learning, working, and gathering will stick around in 2022. As industries all over the globe realize the benefits of a virtual world, translated video content…

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Updated March 7, 2022

6 YouTube Captioning and Subtitling Hacks You Need to Try

by Elisa Lewis in Video SEO

Automate Your YouTube Captioning [Learn About the Integration] 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…

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Updated September 5, 2023

Video Translation in a Hybrid World

by Elisa Lewis in User Engagement

After an unprecedented global pandemic that led to relying solely on digital communications, many people are slowly making their way back to in-person settings.  Even as physical gatherings become more commonplace, however, we’re seeing many virtual components stick around in the form…

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Updated August 30, 2023

3 Reasons Why You Need Video Transcription

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Video transcription is the process of translating your video’s audio into text using automatic speech recognition technology, human transcriptionists, or a combination of the two. Without video transcription, your videos rely solely on audiovisual material to convey information. What motivates a video…

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Updated May 19, 2022

WebVTT Captions: How to Create a Web Video Text Track File

by Rebecca Klein in Video SEO

Create your own WebVTT Files [Free Guide] A “Web Video Text Track” file, also known as WebVTT (.vtt), is a popular subtitle and caption file format. WebVTT was created in 2010 by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) to support…

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Updated May 20, 2022