4 Steps to Start Building an Accessibility Strategy From Scratch

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

Are you an accessibility advocate at a company that’s lacking in the realm of accessibility? Perhaps your organization has nary a word to say about accessibility, and you’re determined to change things. But with zero initiatives in place, how do you begin…

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Updated July 25, 2019

Fall 2019 Described Video Requirements for Canadian Broadcasters

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Most broadcast programs lack video description – an accommodation for blind and low vision users. In Canada, though, that’s about to change. By September 2019, certain Canadian broadcasters will need to start providing described video for programming during prime time hours. This…

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July 22, 2019

Verizon Media and Publicis Media Find Viewers Want Captions

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

U.S. adults spend an average of about 6 hours per day consuming video. According to Cisco, 82% of the world’s internet traffic will be video by 2022 – an increase from today’s estimated 80%. As the amount of video increases and technology…

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July 19, 2019

How to Translate Videos into Foreign Languages

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

As the world continues to become more interconnected, it’s important to create content that has the ability to reach a global audience.  Technology has given people around the world access to online content like never before. Video made up 69% of all…

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Updated July 22, 2019

5 IT Accessibility Areas the University of Maryland is Tackling

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Three years, five strategic areas to focus on. This is the backbone of the University of Maryland’s IT Accessibility Plan. The goal of their 3-year plan is to improve IT support to achieve a more accessible IT culture on campus. With the…

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Updated July 11, 2019

ECommerce Accessibility Lawsuits Are on the Rise–What’s Going On?

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

There’s a litigation frenzy in the online retail world. ECommerce accessibility lawsuits are popping up frequently due to access barriers on retail sites. Brands like Glossier, Nordstrom, and Warby Parker are three among many retailers that have been hit by a web…

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July 11, 2019

Audio Description for eLearning

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

With the rise of the digital age, the internet has made it easier than ever to access information. Individuals who want to learn new skills and topics can skip the traditional classroom setting, and instead, make learning more convenient for their schedules,…

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July 10, 2019

[Study] How Captions and Transcripts Impact Student Learning and Comprehension

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is making significant strides to create a more accessible campus and is dedicated to providing accessible tools that are conducive to educational success for every student. Karla Morris, M.Ed., Lyman Dukes, Ph.D., and Casey…

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Updated July 8, 2019

Q&A: Impact of Captions & Transcripts on Student Learning & Comprehension

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

At the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), the accessibility committee is working diligently to make the university’s educational content accessible to all students.   In the webinar, “Impact of Captions & Transcripts on Student Learning & Comprehension,” Karla Morris, Lyman Dukes…

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July 2, 2019

How JW Player Approaches Video Player Accessibility

by Jaclyn Leduc in Video Accessibility

JW Player’s Senior Director of Product, Eric Boyd, joined the expert panel at 3Play’s webinar on the future of video player accessibility. Play the video below to watch Eric’s presentation, or read on for highlights. What is JW Player? JW Player is…

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Updated July 1, 2019

Inclusive Design Needs Company Buy-In

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

The African proverb “it takes a village” originally refers to raising a child, and how it truly takes a team of people to teach a child everything they need to know in life. If you’ve ever worked to implement accessibility or inclusive…

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Updated July 1, 2019

Internet Trends & What they Mean for Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

We live in the age of internet domination. 51% of the world’s population are internet users (a number that is more slowly climbing up than previous years as most of the people who are likely to be online are, well, already online).…

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Updated July 15, 2019