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8 Great Digital Accessibility Blogs to Follow

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

It’s been a long-time coming, and finally, digital accessibility is in the spotlight. While things like digital accessibility blogs and inclusive web design are trending, brands must view accessibility not just as a passing trend. Instead, we must acknowledge digital access as…

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January 27, 2021

Why 3Play is Better at Compliance

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

When looking for a video accessibility vendor, it’s important to partner with one that complies with state, federal, and international laws.  At 3Play Media, we ensure that each and every single file that’s processed in our account system for captioning or audio…

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Updated April 22, 2021

Did You Know? Audio Description Is Required by Law

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

It can be difficult to keep up with ever-changing accessibility laws and their application to rapidly evolving technology and media. However, the challenge of staying up-to-date doesn’t exempt businesses, institutions, and organizations from providing legally required accommodations, such as audio description (AD).…

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Updated January 29, 2021

Video Trends for 2021

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

With every new year comes new changes, but one thing reigns true, video is here to stay.  2020 brought about many changes, including the COVID-19 global pandemic. It forced us to shelter-in-place and socially distance from family, friends, and colleagues. Since face-to-face…

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January 8, 2021

Disabilities Directly Impacted by Accessible Video

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

An accessible video should be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust, according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Anyone, with or without a disability, should have access to interact and engage with video content. When barriers are present, it’s a recipe for inaccessible…

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Updated February 10, 2021

10 Questions to Ask a Live Automatic Captioning Vendor

by Aj Beltis in Video Accessibility

When you write, record, edit, and release a video, you’re typically able to give your team the necessary time to caption your video content. However, with live video, you don’t exactly have that luxury.  Live video affords many opportunities not available for…

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Updated July 9, 2021

VR Lawsuit Filed Due to Lack of Captions

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Dylan Panarra attempted to use Viveport Infinity, a VR gaming service by HTC Corporation, and realized it lacked something important: captions. Because Panarra is deaf, the lack of captions didn’t allow for equal access to the VR service. On November 18, 2020,…

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Updated March 9, 2021

Advanced Workflows for Captioning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Captions are time-synchronized text that represents the auditory information within a video. They are useful for viewers who can’t hear the audio, making it a great accommodation for those who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Accessibility isn’t the sole purpose of…

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Updated February 23, 2021

2020 Digital Accessibility Cases to Know About

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In the webinar, 2020 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases, Lainey Feingold breaks down the recent digital accessibility wins, cases to watch out for, and upcoming legislative changes to be aware of. Watch the 2020 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases Recent…

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November 18, 2020

Captions & Interactive Transcripts Boost Student Performance, Study Finds

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Instructors often search for out-of-the-box ways to improve student performance in the classroom. These days, due to the pandemic, many classes are conducted virtually and remotely. What strategies or tools can instructors incorporate into their curriculum to support student success and keep…

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Updated March 16, 2021

Florida State Web Accessibility Laws

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

A majority of the states in the U.S. provide their agencies with standards for implementing and maintaining website accessibility. These state laws, otherwise known as “little 508s”, have been adopted after one of the most prominent accessibility laws in the country, Section…

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Updated February 23, 2021

Audio Description for HBO Max Is Coming Soon

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Per a settlement agreement, WarnerMedia Direct, LLC has pledged to increase accessibility for people who are blind and low vision by providing audio description for HBO Max. HBO Max, launched May 27, 2020, is an over-the-top (OTT) American subscription video-on-demand streaming service…

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Updated March 16, 2021