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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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How to Select an Audio Description Vendor

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

  When choosing an audio description vendor there are many different things to consider. Some of these things include cost, process, editing, help with publishing, and quality. Price & Process: A Crucial Balance Like with anything else, cost plays a factor when…

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Updated February 20, 2018
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Automatic Transcript Alignment: Now in 10+ Languages!

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

  What Is Transcript Alignment? If you already have transcripts for your video files, transcript alignment is a fast and cost-effective way to create captions. We’re excited to announce that our alignment service has expanded to accept videos in many different source…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Q&A: The nuts and bolts of captioning & describing online video

Q&A: The Nuts & Bolts of Captioning and Describing Online Video

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

With the predominance of accessibility laws and the upcoming refresh of Section 508 (which requires organizations to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards by early 2018), it’s the perfect time to become well-versed in captioning and audio description. In this Q…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Introducing Audio Description!

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

  Note: We have expanded our audio description offerings. View the most up-to-date information on our audio description services here.   Drum roll, please… 3Play Media is thrilled to announce the launch of our newest product in video accessibility. High-quality, cost-effective, and…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Much Does Audio Description Cost?

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Is the Cost of Audio Description a Barrier to Accessibility? Across all markets, from the education industry to the entertainment industry, cost is a leading barrier for providing accessible content. Despite the legal requirements to implement audio description into web media content,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Add Audio Description to Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops Web standards, lists several sufficient techniques for adding description to audio-visual material. All of these methods are reliable ways to meet the WCAG Success Criterion. Adding a second, user-selectable soundtrack with…

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Updated January 18, 2018
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How to Make YouTube Videos Accessible and Interactive with One Click

by Lily Bond in How-To

With 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, YouTube is a treasure trove of incredible video content that you may want to use on your site or in your course. But what if the video owner hasn’t added captions? Well, you’re…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Get Closed Captions on Viostream Videos

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

3Play Media integrates with Viostream so that you can order professional closed captioning for your videos directly within your Viostream account. What is Viostream? Viostream is a cloud-based enterprise video platform where you can securely store and stream video content. Companies use…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 Ways to Improve SEO for Short Videos Using Transcripts & Captions

by Emily Griffin in Video SEO

The amount of time adults spend watching digital video each day has increased from 21 minutes in 2011 to 76 minutes in 2015. What does that tell you? Download the eBook: Transforming Video SEO with Transcripts and Captions That video is a…

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Updated January 4, 2018

7 Bite-Sized Answers to Closed Captioning Questions

by Emily Griffin in Events

Tackling closed captioning for the first time? You’re bound to have some questions. 3Play Media’s Lily Bond fielded some the most frequently asked questions about closed captioning in the webinar Advanced Workflows for Closed Captioning. Here are 7 questions our attendees posed,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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YouTube Copyright Rules: Is it Legal to Caption Public YouTube Videos?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

YouTube is a treasure trove of information, entertainment, and educational video. One of the challenges of using YouTube for education is that most public videos lack accurate closed captions, which are required for accessibility compliance. If you want to add captions to…

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Updated January 4, 2018