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Best Practices for Caption Quality

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

The DCMP defines captioning as “the key to opening up a world of information for persons with hearing loss or literacy needs.” However, not all captions are created equally. Standards and guidelines for captioning quality from the FCC, DCMP, and WCAG can…

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Updated April 4, 2018
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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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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Your Social Media Videos

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Adding captions to the videos you post on social media is a must. Especially on Facebook, people tend to watch social video with the sound off and videos autoplay without sound. So, captions can help enormously with catching viewer attention. Captions also…

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Updated February 6, 2018
Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Accessibility Tools in LMS Learning management systems (LMS) usually don’t allow users to publish videos with captions, interactive transcripts, or audio description. This poses a challenge, especially in higher education and eLearning, as these features make content accessible and have many benefits…

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Updated February 6, 2018
Colored bubbles overlapping with the names of the top 5 accessibility speakers and their presentations. Top 5 Accessibility Speakers of 2017. Lainey Feingold: the 2017 legal update on digital accessibility cases. Tom Tobin: strategies for getting administrative & faculty buy-in for UDL. Katie Linder & Lily Bond: The state of closed captioning in higher education. Bruce Bailey & Timothy Creagan: complying with the section 508 and section 255 refresh. Jackie Luft & Ian Wilkinson: Best Practices for Accessible Instructional Video

Top 5 Accessibility Speakers of 2017

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

These are our top 5 most viewed webinar speakers from 2017. These speakers cover everything you want to know about video accessibility from a legal update to best practices for creating accessible video! Speaker: Lainey Feingold Lainey Feingold, internationally recognized disability rights…

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Updated January 9, 2018
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The Growth of Online Video and the Need for Accessibility

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

The Rapid Growth of Online Video It likely comes as no surprise that there has been a huge growth in online video over the last year. With 78% of people watching videos online every week, you probably know this first hand! For…

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Updated January 9, 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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What Are Forced Narrative Subtitles?

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Forced Narrative (FN) subtitles are used to clarify pertinent information meant to be understood by the viewer. FN subtitles are overlaid text, and can be used to clarify dialogue, burned-in texted graphics, and other information that is not otherwise explained or easily…

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Updated January 8, 2018
An Uphill Battle to Digital Accessibility at Capital One

An Uphill Battle to Digital Accessibility at Capital One

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Digital Accessibility at Capital One Digital accessibility is a huge priority for Capital One, and a lot of work has been done to make it that way. In the webinar, Accessibility at Capital One, Mark Penicook, Digital Accessibility Manager, shares the history…

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Updated January 8, 2018
Q&A Accessibility at Capital One

Q&A: Accessibility at Capital One

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Capital One is committed to making their products and services accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. In fact everything at Capital One is designed with accessibility at the forefront because they know that accessibility means usability for everyone. When you’re in…

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Updated March 3, 2018
YouTube Caption Auditor

This Tool Helps You Prioritize Which YouTube Videos to Caption

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

With limited time and resources, one of the most efficient ways to determine which YouTube videos to caption is to prioritize the ones that need it most. But when you have a large video library this task can be very daunting. How…

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Updated January 4, 2018