Captioning and Transcription for Higher Education

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

There are many benefits to offering captions for online video in higher education institutions. Closed captions make videos more accessible to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. By prioritizing video accessibility, colleges and universities can ensure that more students have…

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Updated May 21, 2020

7 Best Practices for Live Auto Captioning Quality

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The demand for live online events has increased and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. More than 67% of people globally have streamed live video content and 47% say that their consumption of live streaming has increased in the…

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Updated May 1, 2020

Web Accessibility for Filing Taxes

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Taxes are money individuals and corporations pay in order to fund their government. Federal, local, and state governments use taxes to finance various activities. They can be used to pay for public education, roads and infrastructure, law enforcement, scientific research and more. …

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Updated May 21, 2020

How New Technology Can Promote Digital Inclusion

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

With so many people across the globe currently staying home, digital inclusion is more important than ever before. Across the world, people are relying on the internet, communications, and technology to stay connected to family and friends, continue to work, keep up…

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Updated May 21, 2020

Accessibility Events Postponed? You Can Still Grow Your Knowledge

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

When unprecedented circumstances cause the postponing or canceling of accessibility events, what can you do to stay current on accessibility topics and trends? There are effective alternatives to continue your accessibility education without physically attending conferences: Virtual accessibility events and recordings from…

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Updated May 15, 2020

Audio Description for Online Learning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Now more then ever, educational institutions are providing online learning options for students instead of teaching in a traditional classroom. Online learning offers students the convenience and flexibility to learn new skills and topics, acquiring knowledge whenever and wherever they see fit. …

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Updated May 1, 2020

5 Reasons to Caption Your Digital Media Publishing Videos

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Captioning is the best way to make online videos accessible to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. However, the benefits of captioning digital media publishing videos go far beyond accessibility. Better user experience, boosted SEO, and greater legal compliance are…

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Updated May 21, 2020

The Problem with Using Auto-Captions in Education

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Educational institutions have a responsibility to ensure accessible learning materials for their students, including providing accurately captioned videos.* The question is, are institutions that rely on auto-captions providing truly accessible videos? In the 2020 State of Captioning study, which measures captioning behaviors…

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Updated May 21, 2020

Online Accessibility Advice from ACCESS Speakers

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

ACCESS is an event for the accessibility enthusiast. Whether you already have a video accessibility initiative at your organization or not, you’ll leave empowered, motivated, and prepared to create a more universally accessible world. We dove into ACCESS 2019’s library of presentations…

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March 31, 2020

4 Tips for Online and Remote Fitness Classes

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Many fitness brands are turning to remote, online classes for members instead of offering classes solely at physical locations. Members are enjoying this alternative in order to accommodate their new schedules and exercise routines. However, non-members are loving it too, as a…

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March 31, 2020

How to Optimize Student Engagement in Virtual Learning Environments

by Jaclyn Leduc in How-To

Translating in-person teaching strategies to virtual learning environments is often easier said than done. However, by implementing specific measures, tools, and techniques, instructors can create remote classrooms that foster student success.   Toolkit for Live Captioning Online Videos (for Virtual Learning and…

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Updated May 14, 2020

Overview of NAD v. Harvard and NAD v. MIT Lawsuits

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University for allegedly violating U.S. accessibility laws. Please note that as of February 2020, after years…

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March 25, 2020

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