Celebrating National Deaf Awareness Month

by Samantha Sauld in Lighter Side

It’s officially September! This time of the year calls for sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, apple picking, and all things related to fall. it’s also a time to celebrate National Deaf Awareness Month.  During the entire month of September, individuals spread awareness on…

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September 6, 2019

7 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Deaf Person

by Jaclyn Leduc in Lighter Side

Happy National Deaf Awareness Month! Spreading awareness and advocating for people with disabilities is a worthy cause year-round. However, September is a time of year where we can dedicate ourselves to increasing awareness around Deaf issues, culture, and people. That’s why this…

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Updated September 3, 2019

Webinar Wrap-Up: Quick Start to Captioning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

In the latest webinar, Quick Start to Captioning, we cover all things captioning. We discuss legal compliance, caption formats and compatibility, automated workflows, and so much more.  Viewers will learn the basics on how to add captions to video content so that…

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Updated September 3, 2019

6 Accessibility Hacks for Tools You Already Use

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

In this article, we highlight several accessibility hacks that will improve your day-to-day routine. Accessibility features can change the way you read articles, give presentations, and navigate devices. They can even help you to decrease your daily screen-time. Once you try these…

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August 29, 2019

ACCESS Full Session Breakdown

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

ACCESS Boston is 37 days away, and we cannot wait to see you there!     We have amazing speakers, engaging workshops, and lots of interstellar surprises lined up for you. Our full session line up was recently announced, featuring accessibility experts…

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August 27, 2019

Audio Description for YouTube

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

YouTube is one of the most popular video platforms in the world, boasting over 1.9 billion monthly active users. It’s the second largest search engine and second most visited website in the world, behind its parent company, Google. There’s no denying our…

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Updated August 26, 2019

Take Your Video Ads to the Next Level with Captions

by Jaclyn Leduc in User Engagement

Video ads are compelling, but their power increases when you add captions to the equation. On their own, videos have the potential to make an impact and to incite action. After viewing branded online videos, such as video ads, 64% of viewers…

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August 22, 2019

FAQ: What You Should Know About Audio Description

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Audio description is showing up in more and more places, but what is it, how does it work, and why is it important? In the Intro to Audio Description webinar, we answer those questions and more. Like closed captions, audio description is…

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August 19, 2019

Accessibility for Higher Education Athletics

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Go, team, go! If you’ve attended a college or university in the United States with a sports team, you probably know just how big sports culture is. Pre-game festivities typically take place in a parking lot outside of a sports stadium and…

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August 16, 2019

AODA Compliance & Updates to Web Accessibility Standards

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Ontario, Canada offers some of the most comprehensive web accessibility standards in the world. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was instated in 2005 with the intention of creating a barrier-free Ontario by 2025. The AODA regulates accessibility standards across…

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Updated August 19, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

As your organization starts to scale, how do you ensure accessibility is still a priority?  In the webinar, “How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing”, three engineers at Slack, Sharanya Viswanath, Kirstyn Torio, and Kristina Rudzinskaya, discuss how they approach and scale accessibility at…

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August 12, 2019

A Quick Guide to the Accessible Canada Act

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

When it comes to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, there’s no such thing as “too accessible.” Just ask Canada. Canada recently passed the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), a new accessibility law that aims to make the country barrier-free by 2040.…

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Updated October 9, 2019

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