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Q&A: The University of Arizona’s Proactive Approach to Online Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In 2015, the University of Arizona (UA) realized they needed to change their online course experience to be more inclusive. “As our leaders looked around at the landscape, they wanted a process in place to ensure quality and move towards being more…

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April 5, 2018
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Behind the Scenes: The Making of an Accessible Campus at WSU

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In April of 2016, Wichita State University (WSU) received a complaint through the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over an accessibility issue in a face-to-face classroom setting. Now, as a result, the institution is in the middle of a campus-wide accessibility…

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April 4, 2018
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Captioning and Transcription for Online Video Content

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

More video content is uploaded to the web in one month than TV has created in three decades. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. How does any single video stand out in the sea of this much…

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April 4, 2018
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Best Practices for Caption Quality

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

The DCMP defines captioning as “the key to opening up a world of information for persons with hearing loss or literacy needs.” However, not all captions are created equally. Standards and guidelines for captioning quality from the FCC, DCMP, and WCAG can…

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Updated April 4, 2018
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Streamline Your Captioning Process with the JW Player and 3Play Media Integration!

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

We are so excited to announce our new JW Player and 3Play Media integration! Now you can seamlessly caption your videos through a simple tag! Ordering captions with the JW Player integration With this integration, ordering captions just got a whole lot…

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Updated May 1, 2018
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6 YouTube Hacks for Captioning and Subtitling

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

If you really want to up your YouTube game, you should consider adding captions. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds. That’s a lot of content, which, unfortunately, isn’t always captioned. When it comes to YouTube, captions are…

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March 29, 2018
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Q&A: Creating an Accessible Campus at Wichita State University

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In April 2016, Wichita State University (WSU) received an OCR complaint. After a few months, WSU entered into an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind to make their student-facing educational technology accessible by 2020. Almost two years later, WSU is…

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March 28, 2018
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How to Enable Audio Description on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

Third-party mobile apps that contain audio description on videos typically allow smartphone users to enable audio descriptions within the app or video player itself. But if you want to ensure your phone is playing audio description tracks when they are available for…

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March 27, 2018
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CUNY’s System-Wide Accessibility Solution

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Having a wide-reaching accessibility program that is available to all students and staff is the ideal at any institution. But what exactly does it take to get there? At the City University of New York (CUNY), the Services for Students with Disabilities…

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March 26, 2018
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5 Oral Histories Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Oral histories are timeless resources that paint a picture of the real human experiences and emotions of past events. The stories captured through oral history projects are incredibly important. They serve as resources for both education and research. So why shouldn’t we…

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March 26, 2018
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Captioning and Transcription for Streaming Media Distributors

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

6 in 10 young adults in the US primarily use online streaming to watch TV. With more than 130 video streaming services on the market today, it’s clear that streaming video has changed the way we consume media and entertainment. These services…

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March 23, 2018
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Captioning and Transcription for Marketing Content

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video and social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined. The stats don’t lie: video marketing works because people can’t get enough of that sweet, sweet video content. So,…

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March 22, 2018

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