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

Captioning and Transcription for Societies and Associations

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Societies and associations present unique opportunities for captioning and transcribing content. In many cases, no two society’s needs are exactly the same. For example, some produce large volumes of video all at once while others have a steadier flow. What do we…

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Updated February 22, 2019

Why Inaccessible Video Could Cost Your Company Money (And How to Fix It)

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  Video accessibility may not be at top-of-mind for companies that publish video online, but it can have a surprising business impact. Here’s what you need to know about the potential costs of publishing inaccessible corporate videos — and, of course, how…

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February 21, 2019

8 Benefits of Transcribing & Captioning Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Why should you transcribe and add captions to your videos? It’s a simple question with so many answers. Discover the top 8 reasons why video transcription and captioning are beneficial for both your organization and your viewers – and not just those…

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February 21, 2019

Rules of Thumb: Copyright Made Simple for Classroom Instructors

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

Professors and classroom instructors, has this ever happened to you? You find a great image, video, PDF or another form of digital media and you’d love to share it with your class… but you don’t know if you have permission to do…

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February 18, 2019

Legal Responsibility for TV Broadcast, Video Programmers, & Distributors Under the CVAA & FCC

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

In September 2016, the FCC put into effect a decision to enhance the accessibility of TV broadcasting by dividing closed captioning responsibility between both video programming distributors (VPDs) and video programmers. The aim of this directive is to simplify closed captioning workflows…

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February 18, 2019