How to Add Captions and Audio Description to Wistia Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Wistia is a video software company that believes when businesses create an immersive viewing experience for viewers, it can build brand affinity. What better way to create an immersive viewing experience than with accessibility?  Captioning and audio description are two great accessibility…

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Updated March 5, 2020

How to Design a Sustainable Process for Accessible Web Design

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Designing an accessible website is more important than ever before. In fact, 71% of people with disabilities leave a website immediately if it’s not accessible.  Slow a steady wins the race, and accessible web design is more than just a one-time auditing…

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February 19, 2020

How to Get Started with 3Play Media’s Audio Description

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Audio description is an audio track that narrates the relevant visual information in media and assumes the viewer cannot see the onscreen content. It can be compared to a sports broadcaster narrating the visual action of a game over audio. The descriptions…

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February 13, 2020

How to Force Closed Captions to Appear on Your YouTube Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Have you ever wished that you could make people watch your video with captions? Well, we’re going to show you just how to do that! You might want to force captions on your YouTube videos for a few reasons. 3 Reasons to…

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January 13, 2020

The Difference Between CEA-608 (Line 21) Captions and CEA-708 Captions

by Jaclyn Leduc in How-To

There are two standards of closed captions for broadcast television. CEA-608 closed captions (also known as Line 21 captions and EIA-608 captions) were the old standard for closed captioning of analog television. CEA-708 closed captions (also known as EIA-708 captions) are the…

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January 9, 2020

The Easiest Way to Caption Blackboard Collaborate Videos

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Blackboard Collaborate gives educators the opportunity to virtually reach and engage with learners.  Aside from having great content, one way to improve user engagement is to caption videos. Captions are time-synchronized text that represent the audio in a video.  There are many…

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Updated December 19, 2019

How to Design Accessible Cyberlearning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

In the latest webinar, “Designing Accessible Cyberlearning: Recommendations and Lessons Learned”, Sheryl Burgstahler, Founder and Director of the DO-IT Center and UW Access Technology Center at the University of Washington, provides recommendations on how cyberlearning researchers can address accessibility issues and how…

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November 15, 2019

New Resources from W3C on How to Make Video Accessible

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium, also known as the W3C, is an international organization that develops standards for the web. Overseen by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, W3C’s mission is to lead the web to its full potential so…

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Updated October 15, 2019

Why This Instagram Expert Uses Captions for IGTV Content

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

IGTV content is all the rage right now. It allows Instagrammers to post long-form content on their profiles, and it’s all about growing engagement. But what about making IGTV content accessible?   Sue B. Zimmerman has cracked the Instagram (IG) code, and…

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Updated October 11, 2019

How to Caption Videos in Foreign Languages

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

There are plenty of reasons why you should caption your content. Increased accessibility, improved user engagement and SEO, and flexibility in sound-sensitive environments are just a few of the many benefits. If you produce video in languages other than English, finding a…

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August 7, 2019

How to Translate Videos into Foreign Languages

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

As the world continues to become more interconnected, it’s important to create content that has the ability to reach a global audience.  Technology has given people around the world access to online content like never before. Video made up 69% of all…

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Updated July 22, 2019

How to Publish via Integration, Manual Upload, and Encoding

by Samantha Sauld in How-To

Imagine that you created a video you want to publish on your video player. You go through your usual process: film, edit, and add captions. After all your hard work, now it’s time to publish your video. You wonder how you’re going…

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Updated October 4, 2019