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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
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[INDUSTRY REPORT] The 2018 State of Captioning

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Last year we introduced our multi-industry annual report, The State of Captioning. This report is meant to capture a snapshot of how organizations across numerous industries implement and perceive video captioning. Producing this report annually will allow us to document changes in…

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June 19, 2018
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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
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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 May 25, 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 May 25, 2018