5 News Sites Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In order to survive in modern day journalism, news outlets must keep up with the trends. And the biggest trend of the century has undeniably been video. The truth of the matter is, people don’t have the time to read countless articles,…

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July 8, 2020

Captioning Laws for TV and Movies

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Closed captioning laws for TV and movies were established in order to make media accessible to viewers with hearing loss.  For the entertainment industry specifically, laws and standards like the ADA, the CVAA, and the FCC serve as a guideline for achieving…

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July 2, 2020

How to Create Accessible Cooking Videos

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Cooking videos are a cook’s best friend and a great way for content creators to showcase the culinary arts. Whether you’re a food newbie or a cuisine connoisseur, there’s always something new to learn. Want to sharpen your knife skills? There’s a…

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July 2, 2020

Captioning and Transcription for TV and Movies

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Whether it’s streaming online or broadcasting on a television set, TV programs and movies are incredibly popular. The way we consume media and entertainment has revolutionized through the rise of the internet, giving more people access like never before. However, without accessibility,…

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June 29, 2020

Captions for Sports Events

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Many people love watching sports, which is why captions for sports events are critical to making sports content accessible to all. Sports shape our conversations, cultures, and even friend groups. Everywhere you go, you are bound to see a fan sporting a…

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June 23, 2020

Captioning Sound Effects in TV and Movies

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

The first electric television was invented in 1927. 44 years later, captions were introduced to TV programs.  In 1972, Gallaudet University, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), and the National Bureau of Standards presented the technology needed to make television shows accessible with captions.…

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June 18, 2020

How to Publish Online Video

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Online video has completely permeated the online space and continues to be a staple in many people’s digital experience. By 2021, global internet traffic is projected to make up 82% of all consumer internet traffic.  Whether it be live or prerecorded, the…

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June 16, 2020

3 Lessons We Learned from Running Our Own Virtual Conference

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

This May, we hosted our first-ever virtual conference called ACCESS at Home. It was a three-day event packed with expert speakers, workshops, and tons of resources. While we host webinars regularly, organizing a virtual conference is a beast of its own. It…

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Updated June 16, 2020

How to Get Leadership Buy-in for Accessibility

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The key to getting leadership buy-in for accessibility is to show that it benefits everyone, both people with and without disabilities. It’s time to radically reframe accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) away from a disability-only mindset. Accessibility allows all audiences…

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June 10, 2020

A Full Recap of ACCESS at Home 2020

by Samantha Sauld in Company + Culture

From May 27-29, 2020 we held our first-ever virtual conference, ACCESS at Home! 🎉 Our team spent months preparing for our annual in-person event, where accessibility enthusiasts from across the country gather together to learn about the latest in web and video…

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June 2, 2020

Captions and Audio Description: Why It’s Not One or the Other

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Are you currently captioning with 3Play Media and looking to make your videos even more accessible?  Or maybe you understand the importance of captioning, but you’re still a bit unsure about other accessibility tools.  Don’t fret because this post is just you! …

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May 29, 2020

5 Benefits of Captioning Corporate Talent Development Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

When it comes to training and talent development videos, closed captioning isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s essential for delivering the full value of your content, and there are plenty of additional benefits as well! Here are five of the top benefits you’ll…

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Updated June 12, 2020