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How to Handle Live Closed Captioning – and the Challenges

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Technological innovation has paved a new way to conduct business, education, and life in general – particularly in a world forced to adapt to virtual substitutes during the pandemic. Most of the time, the technology we use is very helpful. For example,…

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Updated August 18, 2021

Transcribing Oral Histories with 3Play Media

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

History can be told in many ways, but one of the most impactful methods is through oral history. Oral history is a technique for preserving historical information through recorded interviews. In a typical oral history, an interviewer questions an interviewee and records…

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July 27, 2021

How to Scale Live Closed Captioning: 6 Top Tips

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

As live video content continues to grow in popularity, most video & social media platforms have enabled live streaming features due to the sheer number of people tuning into live streams. In 2019 alone, internet users watched a staggering 1.1 billion hours of…

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Updated July 21, 2021

Xbox Accessibility: The Importance of “Day One” Inclusive Design

by Jaclyn Leduc in Company + Culture

There are an estimated 400 million gamers with disabilities on the planet. For Xbox, accessibility is at the core of what they do. They are committed to creating a gaming experience that everyone can enjoy, including the 400 million individuals mentioned above.…

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July 19, 2021

Top 5 Use Cases for Live Captioning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Many brands and organizations are turning to live videos to engage with their audience, especially when they can’t connect in person.  For viewers with competing priorities, live video content provides a great deal of flexibility – as long as there’s a device…

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Updated July 16, 2021

Best Practices: 7 Ways to Improve Live Captioning Quality

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Within the past year, the demand for live online events has skyrocketed & doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. More than 67% of people worldwide have streamed live video content, and live streaming is estimated to grow into $70.5 billion industry…

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Updated July 15, 2021

How to Choose Languages for Video Translation

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

In our increasingly globalized society, it’s hard to overstate the importance of translation and subtitling. Although the number is constantly in flux, it’s estimated that there are over 7000 languages spoken worldwide.  Online video content is consumed in thousands of different languages every…

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Updated July 20, 2021

How do 3Play’s Live Captions Compare to Zoom’s Built-in Captions?

by Tessa Kettelberger in Video Accessibility

Artificial intelligence-based automatic speech recognition (ASR) is one step of 3Play Media’s innovative transcription process, and it’s also what powers our live captioning solution. As a result, we’re deeply invested in following trends in the ASR industry in order to make sure…

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Updated July 9, 2021

Closed Captions vs Subtitles: Is There a Difference?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Is there a difference between closed captioning vs subtitles? If you’re a foreign movie aficionado, then you are definitely familiar with using video subtitling. But did you know video subtitles are not interchangeable with captions? Subtitles translate video dialogue into other languages,…

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Updated July 21, 2021

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 June 23, 2021

Recommended Resources: Online Learning Accessibility & Policy

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

We may be accessibility experts, but we certainly didn’t get here without doing our research. That’s why we’ve compiled this industry-specific resource guide on the implementation of online learning accessibility policies & best practices at institutions of higher education. Read through our…

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June 11, 2021

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

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

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 text tracks in HTML5. WebVTT was broadly…

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June 9, 2021