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How (and Why) To Caption Youtube Videos You Don’t Own

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

[How-To Guide] Adding Subtitles + CC to YouTube Videos This multi-part blog series will highlight three valuable accessibility features for YouTube captions and subtitles. In our second blog of the series, we’ll discuss how to add captions/subtitles to YouTube videos you don’t own.…

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Updated August 10, 2022

The Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 32 Years

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

How the ADA Impacts Online Video Accessibility [Free Ebook] July 26, 2022, marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and there are many reasons to celebrate ADA32. The ADA has made many positive impacts since being signed into…

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Updated July 27, 2022

What’s the True Price of Closed Captioning Services?

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

10 Crucial Questions to Ask a Captioning Vendor [Free Guide] Video is a valuable business and communication tool for organizations across many industries. However, videos without closed captions are inaccessible to over 430 million people worldwide with hearing loss. As global video…

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July 25, 2022

Canadian CRTC Caption Laws

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

While certain provinces boast some of the most progressive accessibility laws in Canada, the Canadian d/Deaf and hard of hearing population has been advocating for more advanced closed captioning standards across the nation since the 1960s. In response, the Canadian Radio-television and…

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Updated July 25, 2022

How to Make Captions and Subtitles Bigger on YouTube

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Learn the Basics of Captioning [Free Guide] This multi-part blog series will highlight three valuable accessibility features for YouTube captions and subtitles. In our first blog of the series, we’ll discuss how to make captions and subtitles bigger on YouTube. How to…

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Updated July 18, 2022

Described Video Requirements for Canadian Broadcasters

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

How the AODA Impacts Online Accessibility [Free Ebook] Many (if not most) broadcast programs in Canada lack described video and/or audio, which is an accommodation for blind and low-vision individuals. However, Canada’s “Let’s Talk TV” initiative aims to enhance the availability of…

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Updated July 9, 2022

Audio Description as a Form of Audiovisual Translation with Dr. Joel Snyder

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

  Every month, we welcome a new guest to 3Play Media’s Allied Podcast. In June 2022, we met with Joel Snyder, Ph.D., known internationally as one of the world’s first audio describers. Dr. Snyder is a pioneer in the field of audio…

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July 6, 2022

What You Need to Know About the AODA

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video Accessibility [Free Ebook] On January 1, 2021, Canadians and accessibility enthusiasts celebrated more than just a new year; they also marked a new phase of the AODA. By the date above, all public websites…

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Updated July 5, 2022

AODA Video Requirements & Canadian Accessibility Standards

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video Accessibility [Free Ebook] Ontario offers some of the most comprehensive web accessibility standards in the world. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was instated in 2005 with the intention of creating a…

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Updated July 5, 2022

7 Reasons to Make Your Video Archive Accessible

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Download the [FREE] Video Accessibility Checklist When organizations think about what it means to make their video content accessible, it typically applies to their current and future content. But what about your video archive? What if we told you that prioritizing your…

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Updated July 25, 2022

How Much Does Audio Description Cost?

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

Questions to Ask Your AD Vendor [Free Checklist] From the education industry to the entertainment industry, cost is a leading barrier to providing accessible content across all markets. Audio description is often misunderstood as an accommodation, and it can be difficult for…

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Updated June 6, 2022

What Is ASR?

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

State of ASR [Free Report] When you think of artificial intelligence, what do you think of? You might think of self-driving cars or the facial recognition software you use to unlock your device. No matter your familiarity level, artificial intelligence has become…

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Updated May 27, 2022