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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How to Test Video Players for Accessibility

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

One-third of all online activity is spent watching video content, and video traffic accounts for 69% of all global consumer internet traffic. So, considering watching video has become so intensely fundamental to the average online user experience, shouldn’t we also expect the…

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Updated January 9, 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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5 Community Colleges Doing Captioning Right

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Closed captions help students study more efficiently, watch videos in sound-sensitive environments, and are an accommodation for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Bottom line – we know the benefits of captioning for college students are widespread. If captioning and…

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Updated April 17, 2018
person taking notes on a notebook while watching a captioned video

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
[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Stats to Get Administrative Buy-In for Captioning

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Stats to Get Administrative Buy-In for Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Need help convincing your institution’s administration to invest in captioning? We conducted two national research studies with Oregon State University’s Ecampus Research Unit to uncover student’s perceptions of captioning and how institutions nationwide are approaching closed captioning. While most institutions are captioning…

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Updated February 22, 2018
An image of a baseball diamond with text; "When it comes to IT Accessibility Initiatives, who should step up to the plate?"

Who Needs to Step Up to the IT Accessibility Plate? (QUIZ)

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  Ever heard the saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work?” When it comes to accessibility on campus, that saying embodies how IT accessibility initiatives should be approached. It’s hard to define a single role to take charge of accessibility, especially at an…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Q&A: Who Should Be Involved in Your Campus’ IT Initiative?

Q&A: Who Should Be Involved in Your Campus’ IT Initiative?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

On-campus accessibility should be a campus-wide, shared responsibility, but it can be daunting to think about where to begin and who to involve. Most universities tend to take a reactive approach to accessibility initiatives, but is this the best method? Rob Carr,…

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Updated April 5, 2018
Why Utah Valley University Surveyed Their Faculty (INFOGRAPHIC)

Why Utah Valley University Surveyed Their Faculty (INFOGRAPHIC)

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Inclusion Initiative action plan was formulated from the institution-wide goals of being inclusive with students of all backgrounds, engaged through collaborations, and serious about excellence. Without question, these goals included making sure students with disabilities had equal opportunities…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Blind man crossing street.

Benefits of Audio Description

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

  Benefits of Audio Description When ramps were first developed and implemented at restaurants, hotels, libraries, and other public facilities, they were meant to provide access to disabled individuals using wheelchairs. However, the benefits of these ramps reach far beyond wheelchairs, as…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Legal Requirements for Audio Description

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

  As technology continues to advance at rapid paces and become integrated into every aspect of our daily lives, it is becoming more and more crucial to make this technology accessible. It’s important to stay on top of the legal requirements surrounding…

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Updated January 4, 2018