What The Domino’s Decision Means for Audio Description

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

If you’re keeping up with the latest in accessibility news, you’re probably well aware of one of the most recent lawsuits filed against the food chain giant, Domino’s Pizza.  Here’s a quick recap just in case you missed it!  ➡️ Quick Facts…

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Updated May 1, 2020

[Report] So, What’s the Current State of Automatic Speech Recognition?

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

We often get the question, “When will ASR technology be good enough to replace humans?” The answer really depends on the particular use case. While the current state of technology may work for Siri and Alexa – when it comes to captioning…

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October 29, 2019

[Study] The Impact of Captions and Transcripts on Student Learning

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The accessibility committee at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) just released a fascinating new report which gives insight into student’s uses and perspectives of captions and interactive transcripts in online courses.     The USFSP accessibility committee was established…

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Updated December 10, 2019

New Resources from W3C on How to Make Video Accessible

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium, also known as the W3C, is an international organization that develops standards for the web. Overseen by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, W3C’s mission is to lead the web to its full potential so…

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Updated May 1, 2020

How the White v. Square, Inc. Decision Affects Web Accessibility

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

In 2017, a total of 814 web accessibility lawsuits were filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The following year, the number of cases filed totaled 2,285. That’s a 181% increase in web accessibility lawsuits in just one year. There’s a…

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September 20, 2019

Washington State Web Accessibility Laws

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Did you know that Washington, along with several other states, has a state-wide web accessibility policy modeled after Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act? Section 508 references the need for digital information, products, and services provided by the federal government to be…

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September 12, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

As your organization starts to scale, how do you ensure accessibility is still a priority?  In the webinar, “How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing”, three engineers at Slack, Sharanya Viswanath, Kirstyn Torio, and Kristina Rudzinskaya, discuss how they approach and scale accessibility at…

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Updated May 1, 2020

A Quick Guide to the Accessible Canada Act

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

When it comes to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, there’s no such thing as “too accessible.” Just ask Canada. Canada recently passed the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), a new accessibility law that aims to make the country barrier-free by 2040.…

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Updated October 9, 2019

3 Things to Know about ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuits in 2019

by Jason Taylor in Industry Trends

The World Wide Web turns 30 this year and as it takes on an increasingly all-encompassing role in our everyday lives, Web accessibility lawsuits have reached a rate of one every working hour.  The UsableNet research team monitors data from all federally…

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August 8, 2019

Captioning and Transcription for Legal Content

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

When we refer to legal video content, we may be referring to several different types of content. For example, law schools often use videos as a learning supplement, and law firms may use videos for branding and marketing purposes. The benefits of…

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Updated July 17, 2019

[Study] How Captions and Transcripts Impact Student Learning and Comprehension

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is making significant strides to create a more accessible campus and is dedicated to providing accessible tools that are conducive to educational success for every student. Karla Morris, M.Ed., Lyman Dukes, Ph.D., and Casey…

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Updated July 8, 2019

How JW Player Approaches Video Player Accessibility

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

JW Player’s Senior Director of Product, Eric Boyd, joined the expert panel at 3Play’s webinar on the future of video player accessibility. Play the video below to watch Eric’s presentation, or read on for highlights. What is JW Player? JW Player is…

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Updated December 23, 2019