How to Create Accessible Cooking Videos

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Cooking videos are a cook’s best friend and a great way for content creators to showcase the culinary arts. Whether you’re a food newbie or a cuisine connoisseur, there’s always something new to learn. Want to sharpen your knife skills? There’s a…

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July 2, 2020

Boost the Impact of Online Publishing Video with Captions

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

With the addition of captions, online publishing video can make a greater impact on your audience. Besides making videos more accessible to those with disabilities, captions expand your reach to a wider audience, create a better user experience, and increase viewership and…

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June 26, 2020

Captions for Sports Events

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Many people love watching sports, which is why captions for sports events are critical to making sports content accessible to all. Sports shape our conversations, cultures, and even friend groups. Everywhere you go, you are bound to see a fan sporting a…

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June 23, 2020

A Full Recap of ACCESS at Home 2020

by Samantha Sauld in Company + Culture

From May 27-29, 2020 we held our first-ever virtual conference, ACCESS at Home! 🎉 Our team spent months preparing for our annual in-person event, where accessibility enthusiasts from across the country gather together to learn about the latest in web and video…

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June 2, 2020

7 Best Practices for Live Auto Captioning Quality

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The demand for live online events has increased and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. More than 67% of people globally have streamed live video content and 47% say that their consumption of live streaming has increased in the…

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Updated May 1, 2020

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

How Many People Use Subtitles? 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 how many people use subtitles and subtitle usage by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the UK, “subtitles” are equivalent to what we would…

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Updated June 15, 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 May 1, 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