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What the Stats Say About Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

We’ve created a stats page that tells the story of accessibility and online video. It’s a compilation of the current state of hearing and vision loss, and the growth of online video. The Stats Don’t Lie When it comes to accessibility and…

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February 15, 2018
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If You Build It (For Everyone), They Will Come

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

The internet is basically the world’s largest mall… with no parking lot. 56% of people around the world shop at Amazon.com alone. It’s also the world’s largest movie theater. In 2017, the online video market was projected to hit $13.6 billion, surpassing…

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Updated February 15, 2018
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Study Highlights: Implementation of and Solutions for Closed Captioning in US Institutions of Higher Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Most colleges and universities in the US are legally required to provide closed captioning on many of their videos. Despite the laws, many institutions of higher education struggle to implement closed captioning practices. The national research study, Implementation of and Solutions for…

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February 13, 2018
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[Downloadable] Video Accessibility Checklist

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Accessible video includes captions, transcripts, audio descriptions, and an accessible media player that supports these features. Unfortunately, many video players fail to meet the essential elements of an accessible video player. Many don’t support audio descriptions or transcripts and are polluted with…

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February 12, 2018
5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

by Elisa Edelberg in Lighter Side

With online video taking on such a huge role in our lives and our culture, video blogging (vlogging) has become an increasing trend. No matter what you “vlog” about, there’s one thing all vlogs should have in common – closed captions. Although…

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February 12, 2018
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Social Video: Why Aren’t We Making It Accessible to Blind People?

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Social media platforms still have a long way to go as far as accessibility is concerned. Facebook is the only social network that even allows closed captions (Twitter and Instagram require open captions), and that still doesn’t guarantee publishers will add them…

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February 9, 2018
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5 Museums Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Museums are magical places. Sure, as a kid, going to an art museum was probably the dullest thing in the world, but as an adult, nothing compares to that feeling you get when you finally stare into Mona Lisa’s smile. Accessibility Laws…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Online Learning Content

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

The two major disability rights laws in the United States — the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act — were passed decades ago, long before the proliferation of the internet as we know it today. However, these laws were written broadly with the…

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Updated February 6, 2018
The Growing Population with Hearing Loss

The Growing Population with Hearing Loss

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

We are quite the noisy population. Everywhere we go, sound is always surrounding us. Whether it’s police sirens passing by, or music through our headphones on our way to work, there is always background noise. Over 5% of the world’s population –…

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Updated February 8, 2018
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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Your Social Media Videos

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Adding captions to the videos you post on social media is a must. Especially on Facebook, people tend to watch social video with the sound off and videos autoplay without sound. So, captions can help enormously with catching viewer attention. Captions also…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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Can You Caption 360° Video, Virtual Reality, and 3D Video?

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

Video is getting real. First, it started with 3D video. In 1922, the first 3D film (The Power of Love) hit theaters. Sure, it was in black and white and not as high tech as Avatar or Shrek 3D, but it was…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Media and Entertainment

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Video-on-demand is dominating the Media and Entertainment industry. When we want entertainment we can get it practically anywhere, at any time, in just a few clicks. With entertainment at our fingertips, it’s crucial to think about accessibility in this industry. The CVAA…

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Updated January 23, 2018