VoiceThread Integration

About VoiceThread

3Play Media offers a round-trip integration with VoiceThread to make the closed captioning and transcription process as simple as possible.

VoiceThread is a multimedia platform that weaves interactive audio and visual content to facilitate meaningful communication. It offers products for K-12 institutions, higher education, and businesses to create and share multimedia recordings called ‘VoiceThreads.’

Why VoiceThreads Need to Be Captioned

Once a live VoiceThread is over, the recording can be submitted for transcription and captioning.

VoiceThreads need to be transcribed and captioned if they are published or distributed by an organization that is subject to web accessibility law.

For example, the ADA requires internal corporate communications and training sessions to be accessible to employees with disabilities. VoiceThreads used in a corporate setting would need captions to be accessible to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, autistic, or dyslexic.

Many institutions of higher education are subject to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation act, or Section 508 via state laws. These also would require VoiceThreads to be captioned.

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How It Works

3Play Media has a round trip captioning integration with VoiceThread. You can submit closed captioning requests directly from your VoiceThread account. The media files get automatically transferred to 3Play Media for processing and the closed captions and transcripts get posted back to your VoiceThread account after they have been processed.

Voicethread player screenshot. Right corner is highlighted where the CC button is and an option to add captions appears

3Play Media is a top tier vendor for IPFW. Their system plugs directly into our systems and closed captioning lectures has never been easier! What really makes them stand above the rest is their customer service ethic.

Mike Phillips
Indiana University – Purdue Fort Wayne
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