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

Harvard Settlement Defines 3Play Media as Standard for Caption Quality

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

One of 3Play Media’s core beliefs is that caption quality and accuracy are critical for true accessibility. We guarantee 99% accuracy for every video file that we caption, and our measured caption accuracy rate is the highest in the industry. A recent…

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Updated January 24, 2020

Mobile Phones and Captions for Streaming Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

IBM, the multinational technology giant has teamed up with market research firm, Morning Consult to shed light on what businesses need to know about video streaming. Both companies bring their extensive knowledge in technology and media in a newly published study showcasing…

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Updated May 1, 2020

NAD v. Harvard Reaches Settlement with Mutual Intent of Increasing Accessibility

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

What started out as a class-action lawsuit in 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) v. Harvard has become a well-known example in the accessibility community. This lawsuit has set precedent for colleges and universities to be held accountable for providing…

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Updated December 18, 2019

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