Why Your Inaccessible Website Could Get You Sued and How to Prevent It

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

Ken Nakata is the Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cyxtera Technologies, where he helps organizations manage their IT accessibility in both digital and traditional environments. In the past, he has overseen countless Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) investigations, and helped to shape…

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October 15, 2018

Despite No ADA Update, the DOJ Confirms Their Stance That the Law Extends to Captioning

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that “auxiliary aids” be made available to anyone with a disability. While the ADA does not specifically address online video (as it was written in 1990, before the Internet was as extensive as it is…

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October 11, 2018

Developing Accessibility Training Strategies in Higher Ed

by Jaclyn Leduc in Case Studies

Well-developed accessibility training programs aren’t easy to come by, especially at large organizations like universities that have a variety of roles and departments. Michigan State University (MSU) decided to take on the challenge of developing a strategic plan to change how they…

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Updated October 1, 2018

How Section 504 and 508 Impact Closed Captioning Requirements

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

With so many laws dictating web accessibility requirements, it is important to fully understand the impact of each law so that you can be in compliance and provide access to your content. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is one of three major…

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September 27, 2018

5 Tips for Improving Transcription Quality

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

More video content is uploaded to the web in 1 month than TV has created in 3 decades – that’s a lot of online video content. All of this content should be transcribed. Why? Several major benefits of providing transcripts include: accessibility, comprehension,…

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September 25, 2018

WCAG 2.0: The International Standard for Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Aside from state and federal web accessibility laws, the most widely adopted and comprehensive technical standards have emerged not from a law, but from the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG standard is the most detailed, up-to-date guideline for creating…

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Updated October 1, 2018

How Accurate is Your Transcription Service?

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Accuracy is often the most important quality to look for when hiring a video transcription service. If you’re going to pay to outsource your transcription, you deserve an accurate transcript. Whether you’re a media broadcaster who needs to meet certain FCC standards…

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August 22, 2018

Video Search: Quick Tools for Making Your Videos & Video Libraries Searchable and SEO-Friendly

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

In this day and age, people are used to being able to search for something and find exactly what they are looking for almost instantaneously. More and more information is at our fingertips every day, and being able to sort through it…

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August 16, 2018

3 Innovative Ways to Approach English Descriptive Audio

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

3.5% of the world’s population live with vision impairment, making audio description – also referred to as English Descriptive Audio –  an important component to our society’s fast-growing video content. A major barrier to audio description is cost, as traditional methods require…

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August 10, 2018

From Television to Trending: Online Video and Captioning On the Rise

by Justin Al-Qudah in Industry Trends

Picture this. You’re back in your childhood, outside playing in the backyard, when your playtime is cut short (because it always was) by you being summoned inside for dinner around the table with your family. After you’ve finished all your vegetables, you…

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Updated August 29, 2018

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 October 19, 2018

How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Instagram TV

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Instagram was among the top three most popular video platforms of 2017. In the same year, online video accounted for 74% of all online traffic. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. With more and more video being…

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July 10, 2018