Advanced Workflows for Captioning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Captions are time-synchronized text that represents the auditory information within a video. They are useful for viewers who can’t hear the audio, making it a great accommodation for those who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Accessibility isn’t the sole purpose of…

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November 20, 2020

2020 Digital Accessibility Cases to Know About

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In the webinar, 2020 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases, Lainey Feingold breaks down the recent digital accessibility wins, cases to watch out for, and upcoming legislative changes to be aware of. Watch the 2020 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases Recent…

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November 18, 2020

Captions & Interactive Transcripts Boost Student Performance, Study Finds

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Instructors often search for out-of-the-box ways to improve student performance in the classroom. These days, due to the pandemic, many classes are conducted virtually and remotely. What strategies or tools can instructors incorporate into their curriculum to support student success and keep…

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November 11, 2020

Florida State Web Accessibility Laws

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

A majority of the states in the U.S. provide their agencies with standards for implementing and maintaining website accessibility. These state laws, otherwise known as “little 508s”, have been adopted after one of the most prominent accessibility laws in the country, Section…

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November 4, 2020

Audio Description for HBO Max Is Coming Soon

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Per a settlement agreement, WarnerMedia Direct, LLC has pledged to increase accessibility for people who are blind and low vision by providing audio description for HBO Max. HBO Max, launched May 27, 2020, is an over-the-top (OTT) American subscription video-on-demand streaming service…

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November 3, 2020

How to Add Captions to Video (on 70+ Platforms & Applications)

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

With so many video platforms and players available, it’s not always clear how to add captions to video content. This post provides guides on how to add captions to 70+ video players, platforms, lecture capture systems, and other applications. No matter where…

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October 27, 2020

Accessible Training Videos Improve Employee Learning & Engagement

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Accessible training videos are beneficial to everyone. For individuals with disabilities, being able to access and learn from training videos is necessary for their job success. For those without disabilities, accessible video can increase comprehension, improve focus, and create better learning outcomes.…

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October 16, 2020

4 Important Reasons to Practice Inclusive Design

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Inclusive design is the key to ensuring no one gets left behind in our increasingly digital society, and it’s more pertinent now than ever before. While presenting for Fall 2020 ACCESS at Home, Krissie Barrick, Head of Digital Influencing at Scope, put…

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Updated October 13, 2020

Massachusetts State Web Accessibility Laws

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Many states across the country have accessibility standards that have been adopted after Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a federal accessibility law that requires electronic communications and information technologies be accessible.  These standards, otherwise known as “little 508s”, have…

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October 8, 2020

UK Digital Accessibility Regulations Update

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Did you know that September 23, 2020 marked the deadline for all public sector bodies in the United Kingdom to comply with updates to UK digital accessibility regulations? The new UK digital accessibility regulations initially came into force for public sector bodies…

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Updated October 14, 2020

Instagram Introduces Closed Captions for IGTV

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

On September 15, 2020, Facebook announced a new feature for Instagram: closed captions for IGTV videos powered by AI. Yes – you heard that right! IGTV, Instagram’s platform for user-generated on-demand videos, now offers auto-captioning capabilities in 16 languages with plans to…

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September 30, 2020

What INBOUND 2020 Speakers Had to Say About Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

From marketers to developers, INBOUND 2020 brought hundreds of speakers, thousands of people, and millions of ideas for organizations to stand out in our virtual world. Below you’ll hear how INBOUND incorporated accessibility into their remote event, as well as the biggest…

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September 25, 2020