[Study] The Impact of Captions and Transcripts on Student Learning

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The accessibility committee at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) just released a fascinating new report which gives insight into student’s uses and perspectives of captions and interactive transcripts in online courses.     The USFSP accessibility committee was established…

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Updated December 10, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Maintaining Accessibility at Slack

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Have you ever thought about making accessibility happen at your organization? Have you then immediately thought, “Where do I even begin?” Luckily, companies like Slack, a collaboration hub software, is paving the way for others to follow. After taking a closer look…

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August 5, 2019

How Captions Make Videos Accessible to Parents of Children with Disabilities

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Your Special Education Rights (YSER) is an online video-based resource for parents of children with disabilities. They provide the knowledge and understanding parents need to advocate for their child’s education and accessibility needs. Video content makes YSER’s programming user-friendly, practical, and engaging.…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Webinar Wrap-Up: Developing Accessibility Training Strategies in Higher Ed

by Jaclyn Leduc in Case Studies

Well-developed accessibility training programs aren’t easy to come by, especially at large organizations like universities that have a variety of roles and departments. Michigan State University (MSU) decided to take on the challenge of developing a strategic plan to change how they…

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Updated June 19, 2019

How Oracle Uses 3Play Media to Caption Their Training Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in Case Studies

62% of employees with a disability have an invisible disability or a disability that one cannot immediately identify upon meeting a person. Hearing loss is an invisible disability. Oracle uses captioning to make their Oracle University content accessible to deaf and hard…

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Updated December 9, 2019

Q&A: How Captions + Interactive Transcripts Help Students In Online Courses

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Several studies have found that captions are beneficial to all students – with or without disabilities. They help students with spelling, note-taking, comprehension, and clarification. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) Distance Learning Accessibility Committee wanted to find out if…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How Captions and Transcripts Help Students with Dyslexia

by Elisa Edelberg in Case Studies

  What Is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a general term used to describe difficulties with learning to read and interpret letters, symbols, and words. It is one of the most common learning disabilities, and is in no way a reflection on an individual’s…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Study Shows Adding Captions Improves Faculty Evaluations + Helps Students Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Elisa Edelberg in Case Studies

  In today’s bustling and tech-y world it’s no surprise that the number of online courses is growing. An increase in online video in higher education has caused institutions to pay closer attention to closed captioning in terms of legal requirements, accessibility,…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Q&A with Australian Mathematician Studying How Closed Captions Help Students Learn

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

We reached out to Dr. Chris Tisdell after discovering an article published on his research paper about how students find closed captioning helpful as learning tool. Access the Report: How useful are closed captions for learning mathematics via online video? We found…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Research Results: How and Why University Students Use Closed Captions

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

The concept of the college classroom has changed dramatically over the years. The use of video as a learning tool is now about as commonplace as the traditional textbook. However, despite its innumerable benefits to students and teachers, video still isn’t a…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Q&A Highlights: Webinar with OSU on Student Usage of Closed Captions Research Study

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Last week, we began a long-anticipated series of webinars with Oregon State University’s (OSU) Extended Campus (Ecampus) by covering their latest research results on students’ use of closed captions in universities across the country. Toward the end of the presentation we took…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Developing an In-House Captioning Workflow: Strategies, Timelines, and Economic Analysis

Developing an In-House Captioning Workflow: Strategies, Timelines, and Economic Analysis

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

In a webinar held on December 11, Korey Singleton, the Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason University, discussed how to build an in-house captioning workflow. Not only did he walk through George Mason University’s captioning process, evolution, struggles, and successes; he…

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Updated June 3, 2019