The WCAG 2.2 Draft is Here: What You Need to Know

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a collection of individuals and organizations around the world with a dedication to providing a single standard for web accessibility.  On February 27, 2020, the W3C released…

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March 19, 2020

How to Provide ADA-Compliant Remote Workspaces

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

These days, many people have the option to work from home full-time, part-time, or for limited periods due to extenuating circumstances. That being said, companies that enable their employees to work from home must consider employees with disabilities and strive to maintain…

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March 19, 2020

UK Digital Accessibility Regulations Update

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

Did you know that, as of September 23, 2020, all public sector bodies in the United Kingdom must comply with updates to UK digital accessibility regulations? The new UK digital accessibility regulations initially came into force for public sector bodies in the…

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March 5, 2020

The NAD and MIT Reach Landmark Settlement

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

In regards to the NAD v. MIT case, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced on February 18, 2020, that they reached a landmark settlement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) nearly five years after filing the initial class-action lawsuit. According…

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February 26, 2020

Benefits of Using One Vendor for Captioning and Audio Description

by Jaclyn Leduc in Uncategorized

The overall benefits of using one vendor for captioning and audio description are unmatched, and here’s why: When you opt to employ one video accessibility vendor, it gives you access to volume discounts, optimized workflows, easy service upgrades, and one account system…

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Updated February 18, 2020

How to Write Effective Alt Text

by Sofia Enamorado in Uncategorized

Alternative text (also called alt text for short) is an attribute within an image tag that describes an image or gif. Alt text’s purpose is to ensure images are accessible for blind or low vision users. However, adding alt text also benefits…

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Updated January 2, 2020

ASL Lessons: Learn How to Sign with Kerry Thompson

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

Although September is coming to an end, there are still a few days left in National Deaf Awareness Month. That means we’re still celebrating the diversity of Deaf culture and the richness of American Sign Language (ASL).  In our last ASL Lessons…

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September 26, 2019

Q&A: Captioning the 3Play Way

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

In our latest webinar, “Captioning the 3Play Way,” we dive into 3Play Media’s closed captioning process, including the tools, services, and standards used to produce high-quality captions.  During the Q&A section, our audience posed some interesting questions, which we’ll answer in full…

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July 23, 2019

Deep Dive on Major Accessibility Laws

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

There are about one billion people, or 15% of the global population, living with some form of disability.  According to The World Bank, individuals with disabilities are more likely to experience fewer opportunities for employment, higher poverty rates, less education, and poorer…

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Updated July 9, 2019

Benefits of A11y to Viewers

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, simply put, accessibility is something that is capable of being easily seen or used. From a design perspective, accessibility is designing products and services in mind so that it can be accessed by everyone – including people…

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Updated August 7, 2019

Join the #SignYourLove Challenge!

by Sofia Enamorado in Uncategorized

This Valentine’s Day, we are challenging you to join 3Play Media and Faces Behind the Screen to #SignYourLove! It’s simple!     How to #SignYourLove Take a video of your or your friends signing the phrase “I love” plus a word of…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Top 5 Posts of 2018

by Samantha Sauld in Uncategorized

2018 has been an exciting year, to say the least. We’ve learned so much about captions, accessible video, SEO, and more. There were many blogs published over the course of the year, but we’ve narrowed it down to our readers’ favorite posts.…

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Updated June 3, 2019