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How Much Does Captioning Cost?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Video is a valuable means of communication for organizations across industries. But without captioning, video is inaccessible. As the rate of video production continues to increase at exponential rates, it’s important for organizations to factor in the cost of captioning. Is the…

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May 16, 2018
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How to Centralize Video Accessibility Efforts at Your Organization

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Unfortunately, not all the video being produced today is accessible to everyone. Lack of captions, transcripts, and audio description inhibit a large portion of the population from enjoying and interacting with your video content. Often, accessible content is put on the back…

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May 9, 2018
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How to Produce WCAG-Compliant Video Captions and Audio Descriptions

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

If you want your video content to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA then you need captions and audio description. But how do you determine what constitutes “WCAG compliant” captions or descriptions? What standards are your captions…

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April 24, 2018
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3 Essential Steps for Building Accessibility into the Procurement Process

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Accessibility should be included from the start. The best way to achieve this is by having clear guidelines and processes in place that all members of an organization can refer to. Kara Zirkle is an accessibility specialist who has helped establish comprehensive…

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April 20, 2018
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Captioning and Transcription for Medical Content

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Whether it’s a hospital marketing video, instructional surgery video, recorded medical course lecture, or any other kind of medical multimedia content, adding captions and transcripts is a must. Videos without captions are not accessible to people who are deaf and hard of…

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April 20, 2018
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Audio Description for Higher Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Incorporating video into higher education is extremely common. In a student research study, students reported that almost 100% of courses included some video content in both online and face-to-face environments. Meanwhile, according to the report for the 2015 National Health Interview Survey,…

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April 19, 2018
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Captioning and Transcription for Community Colleges

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

87% of educational institutions add closed captions to at least some video. Video in higher education has unlocked new opportunities for universities to reach knowledge-hungry individuals around the world. As a result, education has become more accessible. While community colleges are required…

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Updated April 18, 2018
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Best Practices for Recording and Captioning Lecture Content

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

When it comes to educational video content, high-quality closed captions are very important. It improves the educational experience better for all students, not just those who need to use captions as an accommodation. As an instructor, you can ensure your educational videos…

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Updated April 13, 2018
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Q&A: Incorporating Accessibility into the Procurement Process

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Implementing accessibility at an institution is a big task. In order to successfully obtain the technology and tools needed, a university should have their accessibility goals clearly outlined, as well as a clear process for the purchase of new technology. It’s crucial…

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April 9, 2018
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How the University of Arizona Forges Collaborations for Accessible Online Classes

by Patrick Loftus in Lighter Side

An accessible campus is not made accessible because of just one department or office. For campus accessibility to work well and succeed, collaborations must be made between departments and individuals across the institution. But what exactly does that web of communication and…

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April 9, 2018
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5 Instagram Accounts Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Over the last couple of years, social video has grown to be the most popular form of content on social media. What better way is there to engage and connect with your audience than video? But social video has its limitations. For…

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April 6, 2018
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Q&A: The University of Arizona’s Proactive Approach to Online Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In 2015, the University of Arizona (UA) realized they needed to change their online course experience to be more inclusive. “As our leaders looked around at the landscape, they wanted a process in place to ensure quality and move towards being more…

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April 5, 2018