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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
The Growing Population with Hearing Loss

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
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What It Means to “Bake-In” Accessibility

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Everybody loves cake. But if you want everyone to eat the cake, you need to bake it with the right ingredients. The same goes for organizations when designing or introducing new digital technologies like websites and interactive media such as video or…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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California State Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education California is one of the leading advocates of web accessibility in the US, with state laws and public policies which refer directly to the federal law Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.…

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Updated January 9, 2018
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What Are Forced Narrative Subtitles?

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Forced Narrative (FN) subtitles are used to clarify pertinent information meant to be understood by the viewer. FN subtitles are overlaid text, and can be used to clarify dialogue, burned-in texted graphics, and other information that is not otherwise explained or easily…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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People Are Turning Netflix Videos into “Audiobooks” with the Audio Description Feature

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

The concept of driving your car while enjoying a movie on your phone just became a lot safer. Lifehacker recently published an article about a Redditor who pointed out that you can listen to movies and TV shows on Netflix by turning…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hulu Over a Lack of Audio Description and an Inaccessible Website

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Today, a class action lawsuit was filed against online video streaming giant Hulu over accessibility issues on its website and online streaming service. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by The American Council of the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How 3 Schools Approach University-Wide Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Download the infographic: A beginners Guide to University-Wide CaptioningWhile captioning is mandated by the law, many universities struggle to implement an effective campus-wide workflow for captioning. A lot of the time, the biggest hurdles come down to building awareness, getting funding, and making…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Computer History Museum Uses Interactive Transcripts to Make Videos Searchable and Accessible

Study Finds 30% Of Working Professionals Have A Disability, Most Go Unreported

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

A new study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a private think tank, claims that 30% of working professionals in the United States are expected to have a disability. This high figure, based on phone-based interviews with over 3,000 “college-educated,…

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Updated February 13, 2018