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Making Memes Accessible: How To Write Alt Text

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

 In recent years, alternative text (or “alt text”) has become a standard web accessibility practice for most social media platforms. When Instagram launched the feature in 2018, alt text could either be automatically generated or written manually in an effort to increase…

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July 30, 2021

Deep Dive on Major Web Accessibility Laws

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

There are about one billion people, or 15% of the global population, living with some form of disability who directly benefit from accessibility laws.  According to The World Bank, individuals with disabilities are more likely to experience fewer opportunities for employment, higher…

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July 30, 2021

Video Translation in a Hybrid World

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

After an unprecedented global pandemic that led to relying solely on digital communications, many people are slowly making their way back to in-person settings.  Even as physical gatherings become more commonplace, however, we’re seeing many virtual components stick around in the form…

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Updated October 13, 2021

How to Handle Live Closed Captioning – and the Challenges

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Technological innovation has paved a new way to conduct business, education, and life in general – particularly in a world forced to adapt to virtual substitutes during the pandemic. Most of the time, the technology we use is very helpful. For example,…

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Updated August 18, 2021

Transcribing Oral Histories with 3Play Media

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

History can be told in many ways, but one of the most impactful methods is through oral history. Oral history is a technique for preserving historical information through recorded interviews. In a typical oral history, an interviewer questions an interviewee and records…

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July 27, 2021

How to Scale Live Closed Captioning: 6 Top Tips

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

As live video content continues to grow in popularity, most video & social media platforms have enabled live streaming features due to the sheer number of people tuning into live streams. In 2019 alone, internet users watched a staggering 1.1 billion hours of…

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Updated July 21, 2021

Xbox Accessibility: The Importance of “Day One” Inclusive Design

by Jaclyn Leduc in Company + Culture

There are an estimated 400 million gamers with disabilities on the planet. For Xbox, accessibility is at the core of what they do. They are committed to creating a gaming experience that everyone can enjoy, including the 400 million individuals mentioned above.…

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July 19, 2021

Top 5 Use Cases for Live Captioning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Many brands and organizations are turning to live videos to engage with their audience, especially when they can’t connect in person.  For viewers with competing priorities, live video content provides a great deal of flexibility – as long as there’s a device…

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Updated July 16, 2021

Best Practices: 7 Ways to Improve Live Captioning Quality

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Within the past year, the demand for live online events has skyrocketed & doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. More than 67% of people worldwide have streamed live video content, and live streaming is estimated to grow into $70.5 billion industry…

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Updated July 15, 2021

How to Choose Languages for Video Translation

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

In our increasingly globalized society, it’s hard to overstate the importance of translation and subtitling. Although the number is constantly in flux, it’s estimated that there are over 7000 languages spoken worldwide.  Online video content is consumed in thousands of different languages every…

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Updated October 13, 2021

How to Choose the Right Translation & Subtitling Vendor

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

Searching for a video translation & subtitling vendor can be overwhelming, but not all vendors were created equal. After some time in the industry, we’ve gained expert insight on what to look for in a vendor – services required, cost-effectiveness, accuracy, and…

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Updated October 14, 2021

How do 3Play’s Live Captions Compare to Zoom’s Built-in Captions?

by Tessa Kettelberger in Video Accessibility

Artificial intelligence-based automatic speech recognition (ASR) is one step of 3Play Media’s innovative transcription process, and it’s also what powers our live captioning solution. As a result, we’re deeply invested in following trends in the ASR industry in order to make sure…

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Updated July 9, 2021

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