Tips for Making Online Documents Accessible: Word, PowerPoint, Excel & PDF

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Web accessibility means committing to making your website accessible to all users, regardless of their physical or sensory ability. But inclusive design extends beyond your website. To be truly accessible, any documents provided as links to download must also be accessible. This…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Australian Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning Rules

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

  Download the Whitepaper: Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning in Australia & New Zealand Approximately 1 in 6 people in Australia are deaf or hard of hearing. For those Australians, closed captions are needed to provide equivalent access to television, films, and…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Web Accessibility Questions Answered by Expert David Berman

Web Accessibility Questions Answered by Expert David Berman

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

  On June 17th, David Berman presented an in-depth webinar on demystifying WCAG 2.0. The webinar lead to a hearty Q&A session, and unfortunately, we were unable to get to all of the audience questions. David was kind enough to follow up…

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Updated June 3, 2019

NAD v. Netflix: ADA Lawsuit Requires Closed Captioning on Streaming Video

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

The internet offers a unique challenge: how do we ensure that all of our digital products, services, and communications are accessible to people with disabilities? What are companies required to do to accommodate such users? Download the Brief: How the ADA Impacts…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Tips for Making Web Video & Audio Accessible

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

How do you tackle making your web content accessible to everyone? What about media-rich content, like videos and audio recordings? Free Download: 8 Benefits of Transcribing & Captioning Online Video Janet Sylvia, leader of the University of Georgia’s Web Accessibility Group, helps…

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Updated June 3, 2019

USDOJ Sides with NAD in Web Accessibility Lawsuit Against Harvard & MIT

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

On June 25, 2015, the United States Department of Justice filed Statements of Interest weighing in on the current disability discrimination lawsuits against Harvard and MIT. Signatories include civil rights and disability rights lawyers, the counsel of the United States Department of…

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Updated June 3, 2019
10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0: Webinar Q&A Highlights

10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0: Webinar Q&A Highlights

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Last week, Janet Sylvia, head of the Web Accessibility Group at the University of Georgia, presented in our webinar, “10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0.” She gave a concise overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Deaf Medical Students Need Closed Captions on Educational Video

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

A recent disability lawsuit against the American Heart Association (AHA) brought attention to the issue of video accessibility for medical students. In March 2015, Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, a deaf medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, filed a…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Video.js’s Approach to Video Player Accessibility

Video.js’s Approach to Video Player Accessibility

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

The original author of Video.js, Steve Heffernan, joined the expert panel at 3Play’s webinar on the future of video player accessibility. Play the video below to watch Steve’s presentation, or read on for highlights. What is Video.js? Steve Heffernan is the original…

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Updated June 3, 2019

UK Subtitle Regulations for Higher Education and Online Learning

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Transcription and captioning for online video has become a hot-button issue in American higher education, given the pattern of anti-discrimination lawsuits brought against universities for insufficient accommodation of deaf and hard of hearing students. While there are looser subtitling requirements in the…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Copyright Law vs. Accessibility Law: Is It Fair Use to Caption Videos You Don’t Own?

Copyright Law vs. Accessibility Law: Is It Fair Use to Caption Videos You Don’t Own?

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

We recently hosted a webinar exploring copyright and fair use of captioning third-party educational video. The event featured legal expert Blake Reid, Assistant Clinical Professor in Technology Policy and Telecom Law at Colorado Law. Blake has worked on captioning regulations with deaf…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Reactive to Proactive Web Accessibility in Higher Education

Reactive to Proactive Web Accessibility in Higher Education

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

3Play Media recently hosted the webinar, “The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility Strategy.” A recording of the full event is embedded below. Read on for highlights and key take-aways from the speaker.   Proactive vs. Reactive Web Accessibility…

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Updated June 3, 2019