Captions for Sports Events

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Many people love watching sports, which is why captions for sports events are critical to making sports content accessible to all. Sports shape our conversations, cultures, and even friend groups. Everywhere you go, you are bound to see a fan sporting a…

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Updated August 26, 2020

Captioning Sound Effects in TV and Movies

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The first electric television was invented in 1927. 44 years later, captions were introduced to TV programs.  In 1972, Gallaudet University, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), and the National Bureau of Standards presented the technology needed to make television shows accessible with captions.…

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June 18, 2020

How to Publish Online Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Online video has completely permeated the online space and continues to be a staple in many people’s digital experience. By 2021, global internet traffic is projected to make up 82% of all consumer internet traffic.  Whether it be live or prerecorded, the…

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Updated September 25, 2020

3 Lessons We Learned from Running Our Own Virtual Conference

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

This May, we hosted our first-ever virtual conference called ACCESS at Home. It was a three-day event packed with expert speakers, workshops, and tons of resources. While we host webinars regularly, organizing a virtual conference is a beast of its own. It…

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Updated June 16, 2020

How to Get Leadership Buy-in for Accessibility

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The key to getting leadership buy-in for accessibility is to show that it benefits everyone, both people with and without disabilities. It’s time to radically reframe accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) away from a disability-only mindset. Accessibility allows all audiences…

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June 10, 2020

A Full Recap of ACCESS at Home 2020

by Samantha Sauld in Company + Culture

From May 27-29, 2020 we held our first-ever virtual conference, ACCESS at Home! 🎉 Our team spent months preparing for our annual in-person event, where accessibility enthusiasts from across the country gather together to learn about the latest in web and video…

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Updated January 26, 2021

Closed Captions and Audio Description: Why It’s Not One or the Other

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Are you currently captioning with 3Play Media and looking to make your videos even more accessible?  Or maybe you understand the importance of captioning, but you’re still a bit unsure about other accessibility tools.  Don’t fret because this post is just you! …

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Updated February 2, 2021

5 Benefits of Captioning Corporate Talent Development Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

When it comes to training and talent development videos, closed captioning isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s essential for delivering the full value of your content, and there are plenty of additional benefits as well! Here are five of the top benefits you’ll…

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Updated June 12, 2020

Video Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Universal design for learning, also known as UDL, is the design of products and environments to be usable by all types of people without the need for adaptation or specialized design. UDL is all about giving learners options. Students are composed of…

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May 22, 2020

Top 5 Use Cases for Live Auto Captioning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Many brands and organizations are turning to remote, online videos as a way to engage with their audiences, especially when they aren’t able to connect in person.  For those with busy schedules or in moments of uncertainty, this form of content provides…

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Updated May 18, 2020

5 Reasons to Choose 3Play Media for Video Accessibility

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Video accessibility is critical, both for making your online videos accessible to people with disabilities and for enhancing user engagement, SEO, and audience reach. Choosing the right vendor to service your video accessibility needs is also critical. If there’s one thing to…

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Updated February 2, 2021

Universal Access & Other Benefits of Captioned Social Media Videos

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The 2020 State of Captioning survey revealed that the top reasons for captioning social media videos are to make them more accessible and more engaging. People are right to recognize the benefits that captioned social media videos offer to all viewers, with…

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Updated May 14, 2020