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How to Enable Audio Description on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

Third-party mobile apps that contain audio description on videos typically allow smartphone users to enable audio descriptions within the app or video player itself. But if you want to ensure your phone is playing audio description tracks when they are available for…

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March 27, 2018
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How to Create an Accessible PDF

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

  Accessible PDFs are also known as “tagged” PDFs. They contain a hidden network of instructions and provide a textual representation of the document so that people using screen readers can properly navigate the document. Properly tagged PDFs also benefit from better…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Upload Videos for Captioning from Dropbox and Box Cloud Storage

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

It’s about to get cloudy up in here because… We are excited to announce you can now upload videos for captioning and audio description via Dropbox and Box! Our new cloud storage option will allow you to sync your 3Play Media and…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Articulate Storyline 360 Adds a Closed Captioning Feature

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

  Adding captions to your presentations on Articulate Storyline 360 just got easier! With Storyline’s new closed captions feature you can seamlessly add captions to both video and audio. In addition, Storyline allows you to customize the font of your captions, show…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Get the Perfect Audio Recording for Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

If you are looking to reduce the red flags and [inaudibles] in your final captioned files, listen up. With the following tips, you’ll be able to choose the perfect microphone, create the perfect recording space, and capture the perfect audio. Mic Check,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Create Stronger Collaborations on Campus for Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

The strategy behind the University of Arizona’s (UA) accessibility efforts can be summarized in two words: collaboration and sharing. By reaching out, offering help, and being more aware of campus happenings, the accessibility team is making important strides towards full accessibility. In…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Create A WebVTT File

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

A “Web Video Text Track” file, also known as WebVTT (.vtt), is increasingly becoming a popular subtitle/caption file format. It originated in 2010 by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), to support text tracks in HTML5. How is WebVTT different…

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Updated February 21, 2018
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[Infographic] How Captions Improve SEO

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

  In recent years, the number of devices with screens has exploded, correlating to a mass consumption of video. By 2019, video will make up 80% of all consumer internet traffic. Video is everywhere and it will only continue to proliferate our…

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Updated May 10, 2018
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How to Add Captions Using Vimeo and Adobe Premiere Pro

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

  Video creators rejoice! Vimeo’s new panel allows you to seamlessly upload your Adobe Premiere Pro videos straight into your Vimeo account. With around 280 million subscribers and 715 million monthly views, Vimeo is a powerful video platform to use for your…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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How to Create a SRT File

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

A “SubRip Subtitle” file, also known as SRT (.srt), is one of the most common subtitle/caption file formats used. It originated from the DVD-ripping software SubRip, which “rips” (extracts) subtitle and timings from videos. In captioning, a text file format is used,…

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Updated February 26, 2018
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How to Make YouTube Videos Accessible and Interactive with One Click

by Lily Bond in How-To

With 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, YouTube is a treasure trove of incredible video content that you may want to use on your site or in your course. But what if the video owner hasn’t added captions? Well, you’re…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Do I Add Captions to My Videos?

by Lily Bond in How-To

So you have a video – but how do you add captions? There are three main ways to associate a caption file with a video: Upload Captions as “Side Car” Files The most common way to add captions to your videos is…

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Updated May 3, 2018