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If You Build It (For Everyone), They Will Come

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

The internet is basically the world’s largest mall… with no parking lot. 56% of people around the world shop at Amazon.com alone. It’s also the world’s largest movie theater. In 2017, the online video market was projected to hit $13.6 billion, surpassing…

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Updated February 15, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Media and Entertainment

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Video-on-demand is dominating the Media and Entertainment industry. When we want entertainment we can get it practically anywhere, at any time, in just a few clicks. With entertainment at our fingertips, it’s crucial to think about accessibility in this industry. The CVAA…

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Updated January 23, 2018
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Washington D.C. Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

D.C. is one of the most accessible cities in the world. Whether you are visiting the White House or National Gallery of Art, all attractions are accessible to all visitors. Off the streets and in the cyberspace, Washington D.C. is equally committed…

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Updated January 10, 2018
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Seven Years into Rulemaking Process, DOJ Withdraws ADA Website Access Regulations

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In 2010, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) began the process of developing accessibility guidelines for public websites under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Part of the goal of these regulations would have been to clarify accessibility requirements…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Fair Use for Captioning Content Outside of Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Note: While the information in this article is intended to give you a better understanding of fair use and how it’s been used in the past, this is not legal advice. We advise you to consult your legal team for specific questions…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for United States Federal Government Agencies

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

There are two major civil rights laws that specifically protect the rights of people with disabilities in the United States: The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For a full explanation of both laws, visit ADA.gov. Here is an overview…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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What It Means to “Bake-In” Accessibility

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Everybody loves cake. But if you want everyone to eat the cake, you need to bake it with the right ingredients. The same goes for organizations when designing or introducing new digital technologies like websites and interactive media such as video or…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Enterprise

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Enterprise video can greatly benefit from being accessible! But with 70% of enterprise captioning budgets falling under $10,000, many wonder if they really need to make their videos accessible. While the answer is probably “yes” and certainly “you definitely should!” this post…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hulu Over a Lack of Audio Description and an Inaccessible Website

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Today, a class action lawsuit was filed against online video streaming giant Hulu over accessibility issues on its website and online streaming service. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by The American Council of the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Study Finds 30% Of Working Professionals Have A Disability, Most Go Unreported

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

A new study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a private think tank, claims that 30% of working professionals in the United States are expected to have a disability. This high figure, based on phone-based interviews with over 3,000 “college-educated,…

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Updated February 13, 2018
Understanding Digital Access Law with Lainey Feingold

Lainey Feingold on What the ADA and Digital Accessibility Laws Look Like Going into 2018

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In the current digital accessibility landscape, there is both a lot to keep up with and a lot at stake. The number of recent cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alone is overwhelming enough. So, to give readers an idea of where…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for State Governments

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

With such a diverse constituency, state governments have a responsibility to ensure their communication efforts are accessible to all. State governments must comply with Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities…

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Updated January 4, 2018