Sessions: DC

ACCESS DC

ACCESS celebrates video accessibility & the people who make it happen.

ACCESS DC featured all-around accessibility experts who shared invaluable advice on how to navigate the ever-changing digital accessibility realm.

Lily Bond, 3Play Media

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Everything You Need to Know About Closed Captions


Session Description

Whether you are already captioning or thinking about starting to caption, this session will teach you why it’s important and the many other benefits of it.

This presentation will cover:

  • Accessibility laws and compliance
  • How to create closed captions
  • Getting the right caption format
  • Emerging formats for HTML5 and mobile
  • How closed captions benefit all users
  • Results of SEO studies
  • Video player compatibility
  • Working with lecture capture and video platforms
  • How to edit closed captions after they have been processed
  • Translation and multilingual subtitles
  • Interactive video search

Presenter

Lily Bond
Director of Marketing | 3Play Media

Jerry Ovedahl, SAGE

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How Sage Publishing Handles Video Accessibility


Session Description

SAGE publishing’s Jerry Orvedahl will discuss how they are handling video accessibility at SAGE. SAGE disseminates teaching and research materials to thousands of schools around the world.

This presentation will cover:

  • How SAGE integrates 3Play into their workflow
  • How SAGE’s systems integrate
  • Ways SAGE deploys transcripts and captions to their platforms
  • Legal and market developments in higher education
  • How SAGE is addressing accessibility globally

Presenter

Jerry Overdahl
Manager | SAGE Publishing

US Access Board

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The Law on Video Accessibility


Session Description

Kathy Eng, IT Accessibility Specialist at the US Access Board, dives into everything you need to know about video accessibility laws under Section 508.

This presentation will cover:

  • Section 508 breakdown
  • What is an ICT?
  • Secion 508 refresh
  • WCAG 2.0
  • Video accessibility requirements

Presenter

Kathy Eng
IT Accessibility Specialist | US Access Board

George Mason & University of Virginia

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Video Accessibility at George Mason & University of Virginia


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Session Description

Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason, and Lori Kressin, Coordinator of Academic Accessibility at the University of Virginia, will talk about how they have implemented video accessibility solutions.

This presentation will cover:

  • Accessibility Policies at George Mason and University of Virginia
  • In-house captioning workflows
  • Developing and evolving a captioning workflow
  • Strategies for budgeting
  • How Virginia is centralizing accessibility efforts statewide

Presenters

Korey Singleton
Assistive Technology Initiative Manager | George Mason

Lori Kressin
Coordinator of Academic Accessibility | University of Virginia

3Play Media

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What You Need to Know About Audio Description


Session Description

This presentation will cover the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, differences between standard & extended audio description, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.

This presentation will cover:

  • What is audio description?
  • Examples and demos
  • Accessibility laws and compliance
  • Video player compatibility
  • Methods for DIY audio description
  • How to publish audio description
  • Tools & features to make the process easier

Speaker

Elisa Edelberg
Content Marketing Specialist | 3Play Media

Level Access

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How Accessibility Improves the User Experience


Session Description

Level Access’s Tim Springer will share why making your content accessible improves the user experience for all users.

This presentation will cover:

  • Why accessibility matters
  • What happens when websites aren’t accessible
  • What is universal design?
  • Examples of universal design
  • Where you can start

Speaker

Tim Springer
Co-Founder, CEO | Level Access