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McGraw-Hill’s Four-Phase Accessibility Cycle

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

McGraw-Hill’s vision is to “unlock the full potential of each learner.” For over 129 years, McGraw-Hill has been providing innovative solutions to educators and students. But what began as a predominantly print business is steadily becoming a digital business. For McGraw-Hill, the…

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March 22, 2018
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5 Publishing Firms Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

In the world of publishing, people are going digital. As a result, this outburst of digital content has created greater access to educational materials for a wider range of people. While digital content is easier to disseminate, it can also be made…

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March 19, 2018
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Q&A: McGraw-Hill’s Roadmap Towards Greater Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Through their Roadmap to Accessibility, McGraw-Hill is steadily incorporating its accessibility initiatives into their products. As a result, McGraw-Hill is becoming a leader in accessible publishing. While they are the first to admit that it’s not always a clear road ahead, McGraw-Hill’s…

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March 16, 2018
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4 Reasons You Need Caption Encoding

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

What is it? Caption encoding is when captions are embedded into the video and presented as a single asset. Typically, captions are added onto a video as a “sidecar file,” but this method is intended for online video where one can upload…

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March 13, 2018
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University-Wide Accessibility: Q&A with CUNY

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Carlos Herrera is Assistant Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, and Coordinator of the Technology Accessibility Task Force at City University of New York (CUNY). CUNY is comprised of 24 colleges and graduate schools across New York City, all of which…

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March 13, 2018
A giant smartphone projecting onto a screen with the closed caption and audio description icons. A couple people are watching it and eating snacks in arm chairs.

5 Video Streaming Services Doing Accessibility Right

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In addition to providing subtitles in multiple languages for a worldwide audience, streaming services understand that providing closed captions and audio description broadens their customer base to include the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who have hearing loss and vision impairments.…

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March 12, 2018
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How 3Play Meets the Captioning Needs of Any Industry

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

3Play Media has more than 2,500 delighted customers across many different markets. We strive to meet the diverse needs of our customers to help them easily create accessible videos. Thanks to our flexibility, scalability, and incredible editors, we are able to meet…

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March 8, 2018
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Captions vs. Subtitles: Do You Know the Difference?

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

What are captions? In the early 1970’s, captions were introduced to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing viewers watching TV. In the 1980’s, they became an mandate for broadcast television in the US. The first captions could not be turned off (open…

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March 6, 2018
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[Downloadable Checklist] 10 Things to Look for in an Audio Description Vendor

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

What is audio description and why do I need it? Audio description is is an accommodation for blind and low vision viewers that narrates the crucial visual information of a program. Audio description is meant to provide information on visual content that…

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March 5, 2018
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How to Automate the Captioning Workflow with Video Platform Integrations!

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

What is an integration? Integrations link disparate systems or platforms to make it easy to share information and build workflows between the two. Our integrations are engineered to make the captioning process a whole lot easier. We integrate with most leading video…

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March 2, 2018
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5 Municipalities Doing Captioning Right

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Although the FCC exempts PEG content (public, educational, and government access) from online captioning requirements, Title II of the ADA states “no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the…

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March 1, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Local Government

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

The federal government requires the governments of municipalities (towns and cities) to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Physical structures, electronic information, and any other official activities or programs at the local government level must be accessible to all citizens. While…

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February 27, 2018

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