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Celebrating Black History Month: Deaf Culture and Black ASL

by Samantha Sauld in Lighter Side

Every year in February during Black History Month we celebrate the work and legacy of prominent Black leaders who’ve paved a way for racial equity and inclusion in the United States. It’s also a time when people celebrate Black culture and history…

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Updated February 22, 2021

How 3Play Stands Apart From Competitors, According to Our Customers

by Aj Beltis in Company + Culture

To stay competitive, retain customers, and get found online, an increasing number of companies have started relying on video as a crucial element to their organization. In fact, 86% of businesses use video as a marketing tool – not to mention the…

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February 16, 2021

Live Captions for StreamYard with 3Play Media

by Jaclyn Leduc in How-To

Many companies and organizations use StreamYard to stream live online video to platforms like YouTube. Live captions for StreamYard ensures that your live video content is more accessible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and it helps boost engagement…

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February 12, 2021

The New WCAG 3 Draft: Here’s What You Should Know

by Samantha Sauld in Industry Trends

Accessibility advocates everywhere are excited in anticipation of the release of WCAG 3. Although it’s currently an incomplete draft that will continue to develop over the next few years, it’s still a major occasion.   If you’re an avid member of the #a11y…

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February 12, 2021

Why 3Play Media Is Better at Audio Description

by Jaclyn Leduc in Company + Culture

When searching for an audio description service, it can be challenging to find a solution that delivers on all fronts. Audio description quality, compliance, workflow, integrations, turnaround, and multiple output options are some of the main factors companies look for in a…

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February 5, 2021

How Our Customers Are Tackling Video Accessibility in 2021

by Samantha Sauld in Company + Culture

2020 was an unprecedented year for many of us, including our customers. With a global pandemic, many of our customers had to switch gears and pivot their video accessibility needs. We were curious to understand how it changed and how it may…

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January 29, 2021

The Current State of Automatic Speech Recognition: A Report

by Elisa Lewis in Industry Trends

3Play Media conducts annual research – which is then compiled into a report – to provide the most up-to-date findings on the current state of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies as it applies to captioning and transcription. One of the main reasons…

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January 29, 2021

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

5 Takeaways From the 2020 Accessibility Lawsuit Report

by Aj Beltis in Industry Trends

Each year, we anxiously await the opportunity to dive into the ADA Lawsuit Report from Usablenet – a pioneer of digital accessibility and usability.  Like its predecessors, Usablenet’s 2020 Report on Digital Accessibility Lawsuits includes data from thousands of lawsuits against organizations…

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Updated January 22, 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

6 Zoom Etiquette Reminders for Your Next Meeting

by Aj Beltis in Industry Trends

It may be a new year, but tens of millions of Americans will still be working remotely in 2021. And as we can all guess, this means more meetings on Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other video conferencing software.  While your team likely…

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January 15, 2021

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