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How Drop and Non-Drop Frame Timecodes Affect Closed Captions

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

If you’ve never heard of drop frame (DF) timecode or non-drop frame (NDF) timecode, that’s no problem. After reading this blog, you’ll have the knowledge you need to utilize DF and NDF for captions and to even teach others about it. First,…

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November 4, 2021

U.S. Laws for Video Accessibility: ADA, Section 508, CVAA, and FCC Mandates

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

Are you breaking video accessibility laws and don’t even know it? If you produce or distribute videos in the United States, your content may be subject to federal regulations regarding accessibility for people who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing. Accessibility laws…

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Updated November 5, 2021

How Long Does It Take to Manually Caption Videos?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

While it’s certainly a luxury to have video content captioned for you, many people find the cost of third-party captioning services to be prohibitive. Do-it-yourself methods of writing closed captions exist as a cost-free solution, but the true cost lies in the…

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October 28, 2021

The New Normal: A 2021 Snapshot of Video Accessibility in Higher Education

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

When the pandemic started, many higher education institutions faced unknown territory. The pandemic forced educators and students to learn new technologies, prioritize video as a classroom tool, and interact in virtual environments. Now, almost two years later, video’s role in higher education…

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October 22, 2021

TikTok Accessibility: How to Add Captions and Other Best Practices

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

With over two billion lifetime downloads and 50 million daily active users in the U.S. alone, TikTok is one of the most popular apps of our time, particularly among Gen Z. However, the platform’s accessibility features leave something to be desired. While…

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Updated December 6, 2021

The Influencer’s Guide to Social Media Accessibility

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

Since its inception, social media has taken the world by storm. According to Hootsuite, there are more than 4.48 billion social media users worldwide – a little more than half of the global population. As our society relies more on digital technology,…

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October 19, 2021

Why 3Play Is Better Than Other Transcription Jobs

by Sofia Enamorado in Company + Culture

Wondering if you should apply to work as a 3Play transcriptionist? 3Play’s benefits, pay, and growth opportunities are unparalleled to other transcription jobs – just ask our current transcriptionists! If you are on the fence about applying, keep reading to uncover why…

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Updated November 16, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Caption and Description Formats for Popular Video Players

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Ever wondered what type of caption & audio description formats your video player will require? Here, we’ll break down the most popular video players and the formats they require to make video accessible. Caption Formats There are plenty of caption formats out…

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Updated December 6, 2021

Squid Game’s Subtitles: When Meaning Gets Lost in Translation

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

  Discover the Benefits of Translation and Subtitling   Squid Game, a shocking dystopian thriller about class and capitalism in Korea, is on track to become Netflix’s most-watched show of all time. Viewers in hundreds of countries are binge-watching the Korean-language drama…

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Updated January 19, 2022

The Most Essential Accessible Tools for Working From Home

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

As the working world was forced to adapt amidst a global pandemic, we saw the rise of more accessible work from home tools (which offer numerous benefits to employees & employers alike) that become integral to the hybrid work environment. Accenture’s 2021…

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Updated December 6, 2021

How Many People Use Captions? Not Just the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

The Office of Communications (Ofcom), the regulatory body for UK television broadcasting, conducted a 2006 study on how many people use subtitles and subtitle usage by people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. In the UK, “subtitles” are equivalent to what…

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October 1, 2021

3Play Media Joins M-Enabling Summit On Accessible Technologies

by Kelly Mahoney in Company + Culture

The M-Enabling Summit, brainchild of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK), begins next week – and 3Play Media is thrilled to take part. 3Play Media Co-CEO & Co-founder Josh Miller will join…

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September 30, 2021

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