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Deaf Medical Students Need Closed Captions on Educational Video

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

A recent disability lawsuit against the American Heart Association (AHA) brought attention to the issue of video accessibility for medical students. In March 2015, Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, a deaf medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, filed a…

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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 June 3, 2019
The Fastest Video Transcription Service Ever: Closed Captions in 2 Hours or Less

The Fastest Video Transcription Service Ever: Closed Captions in 2 Hours or Less

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

For urgent transcription jobs that just can’t wait, 3Play Media is pleased to offer lightning-fast 2-hour turnaround. While we already offer same-day 8-hour transcription turnaround, we understand that some videos need closed captioning even sooner than that. Which Videos Qualify for 2-Hour…

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Updated June 3, 2019
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 3, 2019

YouTube’s Crowdsourced Fan Captions & Subtitles

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

At 3Play Media’s Future of Video Player Accessibility webinar, developers at Google and YouTube shared a new option for adding captions to YouTube videos: crowdsourced fan captions. What Are Fan Captions & Subtitles? Fan captions are caption files for YouTube videos that…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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 June 3, 2019
Copyright Law vs. Accessibility Law: Is It Fair Use to Caption Videos You Don’t Own?

Copyright Law vs. Accessibility Law: Is It Fair Use to Caption Videos You Don’t Own?

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

We recently hosted a webinar exploring copyright and fair use of captioning third-party educational video. The event featured legal expert Blake Reid, Assistant Clinical Professor in Technology Policy and Telecom Law at Colorado Law. Blake has worked on captioning regulations with deaf…

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Updated June 3, 2019
UK Subtitle Regulations for Television & Broadcast Media

UK Subtitle Regulations for Television & Broadcast Media

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

UK Web Accessibility and Subtitle Regulations We’ve covered the various disability laws and FCC mandates that require closed captioning for video in the US, as well as how the AODA affects subtitling in Ontario, Canada. The United Kingdom has its own rules…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Reactive to Proactive Web Accessibility in Higher Education

Reactive to Proactive Web Accessibility in Higher Education

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

3Play Media recently hosted the webinar, “The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility Strategy.” A recording of the full event is embedded below. Read on for highlights and key take-aways from the speaker.   Proactive vs. Reactive Web Accessibility…

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Updated June 3, 2019
How to Convert and Migrate Your Caption Files for the New Brightcove Player

How to Convert and Migrate Your Caption Files for the New Brightcove Player

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

Brightcove has released an exciting new player based on HTML5 instead of Flash. The Brightcove Player is responsive, with load times faster than any other player in the industry. However, there are some changes that you’ll need to consider. We’re going to…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Caption Format Acronyms, Explained

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

If you’ve just started looking into how closed captioning works, you’ve probably come across terms for caption formats like SRT, SMPTE-TT, DFXP, WebVTT, etc. The list goes on. If you’re drowning in a sea of acronyms, here’s a breath of fresh air:…

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Updated January 22, 2020
Introducing Special Deliveries: A New Way to Customize Your Captioning Workflow

Introducing Special Deliveries: A New Way to Customize Your Captioning Workflow

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

Special deliveries is a new option in the 3Play Media account system that allows customers to have special formats added back to their FTP upon completion of the transcription process. Special deliveries also allows for unique naming conventions for the files being…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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