The CVAA & Video Game Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

As of December 31, 2018, any video game communication functionality released in 2019 and beyond must be accessible to people with sight, motor, speech, cognitive, and hearing disabilities. These requirements are outlined under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA),…

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March 18, 2019

FCC Exemptions for Closed Captioning

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

Federal laws in the United States, like FCC, CVAA, and ADA, require producers and distributors of video content to caption. Any content broadcast on television must be captioned. The FCC has certain captioning standards that broadcasters must comply with including accuracy and…

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March 18, 2019

The Benefits of Captioning On-Demand Fitness Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The health and fitness industry continues to prosper as Americans become more conscious of their health and make better long-term investments in their overall well-being.    A growing number of people are leaving their gym memberships behind and opting for an at-home…

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March 14, 2019

Making Social Media More Accessible to People with Disabilities

by Sheri Byrne in Video Accessibility

Social media is a very popular tool among people with disabilities to stay connected despite the fact that most social media tools are not fully accessible. Staying connected electronically is even more important if a disability prevents a person from being able…

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March 14, 2019

Title III of the ADA: How Does it Apply to Hotels, Restaurants, and Businesses?

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Over the past year, many businesses, including hotels and restaurants, have seen an influx in lawsuits for violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 1990, the ADA was passed to protect disabled citizens from discrimination. Title III of…

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March 13, 2019

Q&A: How Title III of the ADA Applies to Restaurants, Hotels, and Other Businesses

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

In recent years, accessibility lawsuits have been on the rise. The number of digital accessibility lawsuits alone nearly tripled in just one year, growing from 814 cases in 2017 to 2,258 cases in 2018. Many hotels, restaurants, and other businesses have been…

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March 12, 2019

Captioning and Transcription for On-Demand Fitness Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

There are many benefits of providing captions and transcripts as a supplement to video content – especially for on-demand fitness video. In an ever-increasing digital world, people are ditching their gym memberships and opting, instead, for a virtual gym experience; a fitness…

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March 1, 2019

What You Should Know About Automatic Captions on Video Players

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The use of automatic captions is on the rise, but is the convenience of them detrimental to your organization? Most video platforms and LMS systems now offer automatic captions to users as a shortcut to making their videos “accessible.” Sure, automatic captions…

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February 27, 2019

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Accessibility Requirements for Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most far-reaching piece of accessibility legislation in the US. But since it was signed in 1990, it does not explicitly address web accessibility. It has been up to lawyers and judges to determine how…

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February 26, 2019

FCC’s Quality Standards for Captioning Video Programming

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Back in February 2014, the FCC released a declaratory ruling regarding content quality for closed captioning of video programming. This was and remains a much-needed clarification for many about quality standards across platforms, although the FCC ruling applies specifically to television. The…

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February 25, 2019

Quick Guide to Section 508 & 504 Accessibility Lawsuits

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Both Section 504 and 508 require organizations to make the necessary accommodations for people with disabilities. Although many accessibility laws were written before the Internet was an integral part of everyday life, recent lawsuits and case law have extended accessibility requirements to…

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February 22, 2019

FCC Ruling: Closed Captioning Requirements Extended to Online Video Clips

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

On July 11, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that closed captioning requirements for IP delivered video content extends to video clips. This ruling was a big step for online video accessibility. The FCC defines video clips as “excerpts of full-length…

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February 22, 2019