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Minnesota State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

The state of Minnesota is committed to web accessibility. It joins several other states with web accessibility laws that reference Section 508. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is the federal disability law that details minimum standards for accommodating people with disabilities…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Virginia State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

  If you work for the state of Virginia, you should be aware of how state web accessibility laws may affect you and your organization. All state colleges, state universities, and state agencies in Virginia must comply with Section 508 web accessibility…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Oklahoma State Web Accessibility Laws

Oklahoma State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

In 2004, Oklahoma passed a web accessibility law that made it one of a handful of states with an explicit state accessibility policy. Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education The Oklahoma Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility law (EITA)…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Indiana State Web Accessibility Laws

Indiana State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Like some other states have done, Indiana has adopted a policy of observing Section 508 web accessibility standards for government websites, information, and digital products. Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education The state of Indiana’s official government web…

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Updated June 3, 2019
New York State Web Accessibility Laws

New York State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

New York State upholds web accessibility standards that are in line with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and WCAG 1.0 level A standards. The first state policy was instituted in 1996, calling for reasonable accommodation for IT. In 1999 the policy…

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Updated October 30, 2023

What’s the Best Browser for Accessible HTML5 Video?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Since it was finalized in October 2014, HTML5 has transformed how the web serves up rich media. The new tag lets web developers add video to websites without using plugins. Flash, which was the dominant video plugin on the eahrly web, is quickly…

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Updated June 28, 2024
5 Questions About HTML5 Video Accessibility, Answered by an Expert

5 Questions About HTML5 Video Accessibility, Answered by an Expert

by Emily Griffin in Events

Video accessibility expert and W3C contributor John Foliot delivered a jam-packed presentation at the webinar HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines. After a brief overview of WCAG guidelines for accessible video, John explored how HTML5 media players support accessibility features like…

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Updated June 28, 2024

US DOT Officially Requires Closed Captioning on Airport TVs

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Last week, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a ruling that requires closed captioning on all televisions in US airports that receive federal funding and experience at least 10,000 flights annually. Air travelers are familiar with captioned news programs playing…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Australian Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning Rules

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

  Download the Whitepaper: Web Accessibility & Closed Captioning in Australia & New Zealand Approximately 1 in 6 people in Australia are deaf or hard of hearing. For those Australians, closed captions are needed to provide equivalent access to television, films, and…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Spanish Subtitles vs. Spanish Closed Captions: What’s the Difference?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

According to a Nielsen report, Hispanic Americans watch 62% more digital video than non-Hispanics. Combine that with recent FCC regulations for Spanish-language closed captioning, and you can expect to see huge demand for Spanish transcription services. American broadcast companies are accustomed to…

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Updated February 7, 2024
Video.js’s Approach to Video Player Accessibility

Video.js’s Approach to Video Player Accessibility

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

The original author of Video.js, Steve Heffernan, joined the expert panel at 3Play’s webinar on the future of video player accessibility. Play the video below to watch Steve’s presentation, or read on for highlights. What is Video.js? Steve Heffernan is the original…

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Updated June 28, 2024

UK Subtitle Regulations for Higher Education and Online Learning

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Transcription and captioning for online video has become a hot-button issue in American higher education, given the pattern of anti-discrimination lawsuits brought against universities for insufficient accommodation of deaf and hard of hearing students. While there are looser subtitling requirements in the…

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Updated October 20, 2023
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