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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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Captioning and Transcription for Streaming Media Distributors

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

6 in 10 young adults in the US primarily use online streaming to watch TV. With more than 130 video streaming services on the market today, it’s clear that streaming video has changed the way we consume media and entertainment. These services…

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March 23, 2018
Our Transcript Editors Are at Our Core

Why Our Transcript Editors Choose 3Play Media

by Elisa Edelberg in Company + Culture

Our Editors At 3Play Media we take pride in our unique captioning process that combines automatic speech recognition technology with human editing. Our process is at the core of our company, and our transcript editors are at the core of our process.…

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Updated April 19, 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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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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How to View Captions on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Given that a quarter of people watch movies and TV shows on their smartphones daily, it’s worth mentioning how to enable closed captions on your mobile device. Millions of Americans have some form of hearing loss and need to read closed captions…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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How Much Does It Cost to Review and Correct Caption Files In-House?

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

In our 2017 State of Captioning survey, 95% of respondents said they review their caption files for accuracy before publishing at least some of the time. But how much time does it take to review and correct caption files, and what is…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Faith

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The accessibility laws for faith organizations vary depending on how you are disseminating your content. If you broadcast your sermons on television, then you must comply with the FCC and CVAA, despite the ADA exemption. Read below to learn more about how…

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Updated December 19, 2017
5 Sports Leagues Doing Captioning Right

5 Sports Leagues Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

In sports, you have to see it to believe it. Go on any website and you will find a plethora of video content highlighting the most notable or disastrous plays. So because video is so central to how people access sports, it’s…

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Updated February 8, 2018
5 Finance Companies Doing Captioning Right

5 Finance Companies doing captioning right

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Welcome to the age of digital banking where checks are deposited through the snap of a mobile camera, dues to friends are paid through an app, and bank tellers speak to you from ATMS. The finance industry has drastically changed in the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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What You Need to Know About FCC Audio Description Requirements

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

At the FCC, there’s always something interesting in the works. Will Schell, attorney advisor at the Disability Rights Office of the FCC, joined us for a webinar to provide a comprehensive overview of audio description requirements under FCC rule. FCC Rules for Accessibility The…

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Updated March 6, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Private Colleges

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Technology and video are growing fast, and college campuses and institutions of higher education are powerhouses of video content. With all this video infiltrating classrooms, information sessions, and advertising efforts, it’s crucial that this content is accessible to all. Although the intricacies…

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Updated January 4, 2018