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Why CuteGirlsHairstyles and BrooklynAndBailey Captioned Their YouTube Channels

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  We have new favorite YouTubers! CuteGirlsHairstyles and BrooklynAndBailey recently captioned their entire YouTube channels, and we wondered if their decision to caption was coming on the heels of the #WithCaptions campaign. What we didn’t know when we saw all of their…

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Updated March 9, 2021

Why You Should Join the #WithCaptions Movement

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  Thanks to a recent Upworthy article, Twitter has been buzzing with the #WithCaptions hashtag. The article, titled “Pretty Much A No-Brainer. So Why Do So Many People WITH Brains Forget To Add This To Their Videos?” is a rallying cry to…

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Updated January 26, 2021
Developing an In-House Captioning Workflow: Strategies, Timelines, and Economic Analysis

Developing an In-House Captioning Workflow: Strategies, Timelines, and Economic Analysis

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

In a webinar held on December 11, Korey Singleton, the Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason University, discussed how to build an in-house captioning workflow. Not only did he walk through George Mason University’s captioning process, evolution, struggles, and successes; he…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How to Filter YouTube for Videos with Closed Captions

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

There are many reasons that you might want to filter your YouTube search to show only videos that have closed captions. Maybe you are deaf or hard of hearing and need captions for accessibility purposes; maybe you’re in a sound sensitive environment…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How to Upload Captions or Subtitle Files to Your YouTube Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Your first step to adding captions to your YouTube videos, of course, is creating captions. YouTube has lots of suggestions for DIY captioning tools, as well as captioning services that will generate a caption file for you. Either way, once you’ve completed…

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Updated March 9, 2021

How to Add Closed Captioning to YouTube Videos by Creating Transcripts

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

If you want to add captions to your YouTube videos (and you want to do it yourself rather than outsourcing), all you really need is time. It takes approximately 5-10 times the duration of your video to type out the spoken content.…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Interview with Tim Schmoyer: Translating Captions to Reach a Global Audience

Interview with Tim Schmoyer: Translating Captions to Reach a Global Audience

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

This is the third installment in a four video interview series with Tim Schmoyer, the YouTube personality behind VideoCreators and ReelSEO. If you missed our first two videos, we focused on the values of adding captions to your YouTube videos and easy…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Wondering What YouTube Has to Say About Captioning YouTube Videos?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

We spoke with Brad Ellis, a YouTube Product Manager at Google (FYI: YouTube is Google’s video platform), during a session at Streaming Media West. He explained YouTube’s automatic captioning to us, as well as why captioning is so important. Here’s the low-down:…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Future of Section 508, 504, and ADA Guided by WCAG

Future of Section 508, 504, and ADA Guided by WCAG

by Shannon K. Murphy in Video Accessibility

Download the Brief: Sections 508 and 504: Closed Captioning and Web Accessibility Requirements The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s collection of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is quickly becoming the international standard for web accessibility. Those new to accessibility may not realize…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Best Practices for Closed Captioning IP Video Programming

Best Practices for Closed Captioning IP Video Programming

by Shannon K. Murphy in Video Accessibility

Download the Brief: CVAA Online Video Captioning Requirements and Deadlines Earlier this year, 3Play Media co-sponsored the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) Closed Captioning Conference. The EMA Closed Captions Working Group is comprised of North America’s most prominent names in home entertainment, including…

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Updated June 1, 2021
6 eLearning Companies Share Video Captioning and Accessibility Strategies [Interviews]

6 eLearning Companies Share Video Captioning and Accessibility Strategies [Interviews]

by Shannon K. Murphy in Video Accessibility

“ We don’t pay attention to accessibility laws. We caption because it’s the right thing to do.” Bilal Musharraf Khan AcademyAs online video becomes the primary medium for education and learning, most universities, corporations, and governmental agencies are facing legal and ethical…

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Updated March 16, 2021
Strategies for Deploying Accessible Video Captions: Tegrity User Conference Session Summary

Strategies for Deploying Accessible Video Captions: Tegrity User Conference Session Summary

by Shannon K. Murphy in Video Accessibility

Watch the recording Last week, we were pleased take part in McGraw-Hill’s Tegrity User Conference. Spanning three days (April 10-12), the Tegrity User Conference brought together academic professionals from leading U.S. colleges and universities. During this time they shared best practices for…

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Updated March 16, 2021