4 Tips for Online and Remote Fitness Classes

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Many fitness brands are turning to remote, online classes for members instead of offering classes solely at physical locations. Members are enjoying this alternative in order to accommodate their new schedules and exercise routines. However, non-members are loving it too, as a…

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March 31, 2020

Overview of NAD v. Harvard and NAD v. MIT Lawsuits

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University for allegedly violating U.S. accessibility laws. Please note that as of February 2020, after years…

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March 25, 2020

Shifting to Online Only Classes? Here Are 3 Tips to Get the Most out of a Virtual Classroom

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Many U.S. colleges and universities are cancelling in-person classes in an effort to limit the spread of Coronavirus. As of March 11, sixty three institutions have cancelled in-person classes, and many of these institutions are moving to a virtual classroom to continue…

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Updated March 12, 2020

2020 Marketing Trends & What They Mean for Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

It’s once again the roaring 20s – a decade that will likely bring extraordinary innovation and unprecedented challenges. This year, content will continue to be king, but the way we approach our content strategies is changing. “Spray and pray” strategies are no…

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Updated February 18, 2020

Who Uses Closed Captions? Not Just the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

by Samantha Sauld in Industry Trends

The Office of Communications (Ofcom), the regulatory body for UK television broadcasting, conducted a study of subtitle use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the UK, “subtitles” are equivalent to what we would refer to in the United…

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Updated January 22, 2020

What You Can Learn From UsableNet’s 2019 ADA Lawsuit Report

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

If you’re an accessibility advocate, you may be familiar with the technology company, UsableNet. If you’re not familiar, UsableNet helps organizations create more accessible and inclusive digital experiences.  For the last several years, UsableNet has been publishing an annual report tracking web…

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Updated January 17, 2020

The Business Case for Captioning ECommerce Videos

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

Captioning is a valuable opportunity for eCommerce brands that yields an improved user experience, more powerful branding, and potentially higher revenue streams from video projects. Accessible videos pack a more powerful punch than inaccessible videos, begging the question: What is the business…

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January 15, 2020

Harvard Settlement Defines 3Play Media as Standard for Caption Quality

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

One of 3Play Media’s core beliefs is that caption quality and accuracy are critical for true accessibility. We guarantee 99% accuracy for every video file that we caption, and our measured caption accuracy rate is the highest in the industry. A recent…

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Updated January 24, 2020

Mobile Phones and Captions for Streaming Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

IBM, the multinational technology giant has teamed up with market research firm, Morning Consult to shed light on what businesses need to know about video streaming. Both companies bring their extensive knowledge in technology and media in a newly published study showcasing…

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December 13, 2019

NAD v. Harvard Reaches Settlement with Mutual Intent of Increasing Accessibility

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

What started out as a class-action lawsuit in 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) v. Harvard has become a well-known example in the accessibility community. This lawsuit has set precedent for colleges and universities to be held accountable for providing…

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Updated December 18, 2019

What The Domino’s Decision Means for Audio Description

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

If you’re keeping up with the latest in accessibility news, you’re probably well aware of one of the most recent lawsuits filed against the food chain giant, Domino’s Pizza.  Here’s a quick recap just in case you missed it!  ➡️ Quick Facts…

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Updated November 12, 2019

[Report] So, What’s the Current State of Automatic Speech Recognition?

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

We often get the question, “When will ASR technology be good enough to replace humans?” The answer really depends on the particular use case. While the current state of technology may work for Siri and Alexa – when it comes to captioning…

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October 29, 2019