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Tips for Making Online Documents Accessible: Word, PowerPoint, Excel & PDF

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Web accessibility means committing to making your website accessible to all users, regardless of their physical or sensory ability. But inclusive design extends beyond your website. To be truly accessible, any documents provided as links to download must also be accessible. This…

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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
Web Accessibility Questions Answered by Expert David Berman

Web Accessibility Questions Answered by Expert David Berman

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

  On June 17th, David Berman presented an in-depth webinar on demystifying WCAG 2.0. The webinar lead to a hearty Q&A session, and unfortunately, we were unable to get to all of the audience questions. David was kind enough to follow up…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Tips for Making Web Video & Audio Accessible

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

How do you tackle making your web content accessible to everyone? What about media-rich content, like videos and audio recordings? Free Download: 8 Benefits of Transcribing & Captioning Online Video Janet Sylvia, leader of the University of Georgia’s Web Accessibility Group, helps…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Office Mix and STAMP: 2 Ways to Add Captions in PowerPoint

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Microsoft PowerPoint has released a new feature that can be used to add captions and subtitles to PowerPoint presentations. Office Mix for PowerPoint Office Mix is a free add-on with the MS Office suite, compatible with PowerPoint versions 2013 and 365. It…

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Updated June 1, 2021

USDOJ Sides with NAD in Web Accessibility Lawsuit Against Harvard & MIT

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

On June 25, 2015, the United States Department of Justice filed Statements of Interest weighing in on the current disability discrimination lawsuits against Harvard and MIT. Signatories include civil rights and disability rights lawyers, the counsel of the United States Department of…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Introducing: Panopto Integration for Closed Captions, Transcription & Subtitles

Introducing: Panopto Integration for Closed Captions, Transcription & Subtitles

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

We’re pleased to announce a new captioning integration with Panopto. This integration offers a seamless captioning and transcription workflow for videos on the Panopto platform. What is Panopto? Panopto is a video capture, storage, and delivery software. Functions include lecture capture, screencasting,…

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Updated June 3, 2019

What is the FCC Rule 79.1 (& How to Comply)?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

3Play Media’s closed captioning service complies with the quality standards established by the FCC for accuracy, synchronicity, completeness, and placement as set forth in the FCC’s rules at 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2). We also comply with the best practices set forth in…

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Updated June 3, 2019
10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0: Webinar Q&A Highlights

10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0: Webinar Q&A Highlights

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Last week, Janet Sylvia, head of the Web Accessibility Group at the University of Georgia, presented in our webinar, “10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0.” She gave a concise overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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

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