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Behind the Scenes: The Making of an Accessible Campus at WSU

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In April of 2016, Wichita State University (WSU) received a complaint through the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over an accessibility issue in a face-to-face classroom setting. Now, as a result, the institution is in the middle of a campus-wide accessibility…

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April 4, 2018
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Captioning and Transcription for Online Video Content

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

More video content is uploaded to the web in one month than TV has created in three decades. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. How does any single video stand out in the sea of this much…

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April 4, 2018
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Best Practices for Caption Quality

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

The DCMP defines captioning as “the key to opening up a world of information for persons with hearing loss or literacy needs.” However, not all captions are created equally. Standards and guidelines for captioning quality from the FCC, DCMP, and WCAG can…

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Updated April 4, 2018
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Q&A: Creating an Accessible Campus at Wichita State University

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In April 2016, Wichita State University (WSU) received an OCR complaint. After a few months, WSU entered into an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind to make their student-facing educational technology accessible by 2020. Almost two years later, WSU is…

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March 28, 2018
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CUNY’s System-Wide Accessibility Solution

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Having a wide-reaching accessibility program that is available to all students and staff is the ideal at any institution. But what exactly does it take to get there? At the City University of New York (CUNY), the Services for Students with Disabilities…

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March 26, 2018
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5 Publishing Firms Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

In the world of publishing, people are going digital. As a result, this outburst of digital content has created greater access to educational materials for a wider range of people. While digital content is easier to disseminate, it can also be made…

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March 19, 2018
A giant smartphone projecting onto a screen with the closed caption and audio description icons. A couple people are watching it and eating snacks in arm chairs.

5 Video Streaming Services Doing Accessibility Right

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In addition to providing subtitles in multiple languages for a worldwide audience, streaming services understand that providing closed captions and audio description broadens their customer base to include the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who have hearing loss and vision impairments.…

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March 12, 2018
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Study Highlights: Implementation of and Solutions for Closed Captioning in US Institutions of Higher Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Most colleges and universities in the US are legally required to provide closed captioning on many of their videos. Despite the laws, many institutions of higher education struggle to implement closed captioning practices. The national research study, Implementation of and Solutions for…

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February 13, 2018
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The Growing Population with Hearing Loss

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

We are quite the noisy population. Everywhere we go, sound is always surrounding us. Whether it’s police sirens passing by, or music through our headphones on our way to work, there is always background noise. Over 5% of the world’s population –…

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Updated February 8, 2018
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3Play Media’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

by Patrick Loftus in Company + Culture

It’s that time of year again! Looking back on the blog posts from last year that peaked our readers’ interests the most helps everyone imagine what to expect in the new year. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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Seven Years into Rulemaking Process, DOJ Withdraws ADA Website Access Regulations

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In 2010, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) began the process of developing accessibility guidelines for public websites under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Part of the goal of these regulations would have been to clarify accessibility requirements…

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Updated January 8, 2018
Colored bubbles overlapping with the names of the top 5 accessibility speakers and their presentations. Top 5 Accessibility Speakers of 2017. Lainey Feingold: the 2017 legal update on digital accessibility cases. Tom Tobin: strategies for getting administrative & faculty buy-in for UDL. Katie Linder & Lily Bond: The state of closed captioning in higher education. Bruce Bailey & Timothy Creagan: complying with the section 508 and section 255 refresh. Jackie Luft & Ian Wilkinson: Best Practices for Accessible Instructional Video

Top 5 Accessibility Speakers of 2017

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

These are our top 5 most viewed webinar speakers from 2017. These speakers cover everything you want to know about video accessibility from a legal update to best practices for creating accessible video! Speaker: Lainey Feingold Lainey Feingold, internationally recognized disability rights…

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Updated January 9, 2018