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How the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA) Could Affect the CVAA and Entertainment Industry

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

CVAA Online Video Captioning Requirements and Deadlines [Free eBook] On November 17, 2022, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Conn.) introduced a new accessibility law in the United States: the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA). The law, if…

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November 29, 2022

How to Elevate Your Broadcast’s Live Captioning Quality

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

FCC Requirements for Closed Captioning of Online Video: Are You Compliant? [Free White Paper] Television is a 24/7 industry. Networks are always broadcasting something, and much of what they’re airing is happening live, in real time. Live captioning is a critical component…

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November 8, 2022

Free Podcast Transcription: How To Transcribe On a Budget

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Going Beyond the Listener: Accessible Audio for Podcasting [Free Webinar] We often write about the many benefits of podcast transcription. As more and more podcasters realize how transcription can help their show, new questions arise, such as how to make transcription a…

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October 31, 2022

What is an SCC File?

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

Closed Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment [Free eBook] For years, Scenarist Closed Caption (SCC) files have been one of the most commonly used closed captioning files on broadcast television. These closed captioning files hold CEA-608 captioning data in 29.97 drop…

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October 27, 2022

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

  Accessibility in Ontario: How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video 📺 The Accessibility Act, also known as Bill 59, was passed in April 2017 to aid Nova Scotia in achieving an accessible province by 2030. The Accessibility Act is an…

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October 26, 2022

The Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

  Web Accessibility Lawsuit Trends in 2022 On September 29, 2022, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Representative John P. Sarbanes introduced the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives in an effort to remove…

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Updated October 21, 2022

What is 608 and 708 Closed Captioning?

by Jena Wallace in Video Accessibility

Captioning Basics [Free eBook] When closed captions appear on your television screen, a decoder inside the TV translates raw data from a broadcast location and displays it as text that is understandable to the human eye. Over the years, decoding has evolved…

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September 23, 2022

A Quick Guide to the Accessible Canada Act

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Accessibility in Ontario: How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video [Free eBook] When it comes to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, there’s no such thing as “too accessible.” Just ask Canada. In 2018, Canada introduced the Accessible Canada Act…

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Updated September 22, 2022

How to Become a Video Accessibility Expert

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Video Accessibility 101 [Free Course] We can’t wait to share – our Video Accessibility Course has officially relaunched! This course is designed to empower individuals to become a video accessibility expert at any organization, by providing you with the best of 3Play…

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September 14, 2022

How Do I Add Captions to My Videos?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Closed Captioning 101 [Free eBook] So you just created a new video, but how do you add captions? Better yet, why should you add captions? In the United States, some accessibility-related legislation — like the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act…

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September 12, 2022

Live Caption Spotlight: Social Media and Video Streaming Platforms

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

The Complete Guide to Caption Encoders [Free eBook] While there is no telling what the next trending social media or video streaming platform will be, one thing is for sure: today’s most popular social networking sites aren’t going away any time soon.…

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September 7, 2022

Human Voice Audio Description

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

Beginner’s Guide to Audio Description [Free eBook] Enriching your content with audio description is incredibly beneficial, as it allows the full meaning of your content to be understood by low-vision consumers. There are two approaches to the vocal aspects of audio description—synthesized…

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September 6, 2022