How to Add Closed Captions to YouTube Videos – For Free

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

Let’s face it: quality captioning subtitling services can be expensive. Traditional captioning services cost $6-$14 per minute. And even though our prices are a fraction of that, the cost of hiring a professional captioning company may still be prohibitive for some. If…

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Updated January 8, 2020

How to Add Audio Description to YouTube Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in How-To

More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day. 71% of people with disabilities leave a website immediately if it’s not accessible. You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand these stats and their implication – that…

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Updated July 25, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Video Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

HTML5 video captioning makes accessibility a whole lot easier. HTML is the markup language used to render almost every page on the web. HTML5 is the latest version, and it’s replete with incredibly useful features, including a universal video standard that lets…

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Updated June 3, 2019

DIY Workflows for Captioning & Transcription

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

While using a 3rd party closed captioning and video transcription service certainly makes the process easier for video producers, it’s not for everyone. The main barrier to hiring a captioning company? Cost. Is there a cheap or free closed captioning and video…

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Updated January 29, 2020

How to Simplify Your Captioning Workflow

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

If complex workflows are your biggest challenge, then use these tips to simplify your captioning workflow. Adding captions is a process, but that doesn’t mean it should be complex. Through integrations, API workflows, and centralization, you can make the captioning process simpler.…

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Updated September 9, 2019

Brightcove Gallery

by Elisa Edelberg in How-To

Video interactivity significantly enriches the viewing experience by offering the viewer greater control over what they’re watching by using the text as a navigation tool. What is Brightcove Gallery? Brightcove’s Gallery makes it easy for marketers to create customized video experiences with…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How to Enable Audio Description on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

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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Updated June 3, 2019

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 November 21, 2019

Upload Videos for Captioning from Dropbox and Box Cloud Storage

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

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 June 3, 2019

Articulate Storyline 360 Adds a Closed Captioning Feature

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  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 June 3, 2019

How to Get the Perfect Audio Recording for Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

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 July 9, 2019

How to Create Stronger Collaborations on Campus for Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

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 June 3, 2019