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Protected: Brightcove Gallery

by Elisa Edelberg in Uncategorized

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Updated April 24, 2018
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Introducing the Expiring Editing Link!

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

We are so excited to announce the Expiring Editing Link! Now you can give non-3Play users access to specific files, without having to give them your 3Play username and password. What is the Expiring Editing Link? The Expiring Editing Link (EEL) is…

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February 9, 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
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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 Public Colleges

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Public colleges and universities around the US are legally required to make both digital and physical environments on campus accessible to people with disabilities. In recent years, many students with disabilities have found themselves at a disadvantage when some public universities have…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Do interactive transcripts help students?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

As an institution, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is making significant strides to create a more accessible campus. The university’s disability committee is passionate about making sure that students are provided with the most helpful resources. That’s why they…

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Updated March 6, 2018
Massive Open Online Courses and Closed Captions

5 MOOC Platforms Doing Captioning Right

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are distinguished from other online education programs in that they are made available to the public on behalf of the host university. They are usually free, although sometimes fees are charged for optional services like a certificate…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Upcoming Webinars: Legal Updates and Video Accessibility Basics

by Sofia Enamorado in Events

We have some exciting webinars coming to you that you won’t want to miss. This fall, we’ll be talking all things legal, from the Winn-Dixie case to a full review of 2017’s digital accessibility landscape. We’ll also be exploring the FCC’s legal…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Captioned Videos Help Autistic Students

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

  Accommodations Reach Beyond Their Intended Purpose When advocating for a more accessible world, you may have heard the argument that making accommodations for people of differing abilities often benefits a larger segment of the population. For example, ramps for wheelchair users…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Study Shows Adding Captions Improves Faculty Evaluations + Helps Students Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Elisa Edelberg in Case Studies

  In today’s bustling and tech-y world it’s no surprise that the number of online courses is growing. An increase in online video in higher education has caused institutions to pay closer attention to closed captioning in terms of legal requirements, accessibility,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Captioning Prioritization, Centralization, and Department Responsibility

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  The way video captioning works across organizations is sort of like how some families divide grocery duties. Who’s responsible for shopping, unpacking the bags, and cooking? Which items get attention first? At some organizations, one department basically handles all captioning responsibilities.…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 Ways to Pay for Captioning With Grants and Funding

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Download the Brief: Sources of Grants and Funding for Closed Captioning One issue that many online video producers face is how to pay for closed captioning. Many video producers in higher education, entertainment, and eLearning are required by law to caption their…

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Updated December 22, 2017