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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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3 Tips for Finding a Budget for Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Finding a budget for captioning doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are many creative solutions to ensure you can caption all or at least some of the content your university or organization produces. From our webinars, we’ve narrowed down the best…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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[Infographic] How Accessible Content Can Reach A Wider Audience

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

  Download our infographic: How Accessible Content Can Reach A Wider Audience.   We live in a highly diverse world, each one of us constantly absorbing information differently. Why shouldn’t digital content reflect this? Accessible content removes the barriers that prevent individuals…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 Tips for Better YouTube SEO

by Elisa Edelberg in Video SEO

  With 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, and 1,300,000,000 users, it’s not surprising that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world — second only to Google, its parent company. With so much content out there,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How the Vendor’s Captioning and Transcription Process Determines Their Rates

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

  There are several different processes for transcription and captioning. With a range of processes it’s no surprise that there are also significant differences in transcription and captioning rates among different vendors. When considering vendor options, it’s important to keep in mind…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Standards and Requirements – What Is Quality Audio Description?

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Audio description (also referred to as “description” or “video description”) is defined as “the verbal depiction of key visual elements in media and live productions.” Audio description provides information on visual content considered essential to the comprehension of the program, in the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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More Research Concludes Nearly All Students Find Closed Captions Helpful For Learning

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

It appears that interest and research on the use of closed captioning in higher education is popping up all around the world these days. The latest study comes from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a large state university in Sydney,…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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Which Students Find Closed Captions Helpful the Most?

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  If you’ve looked at the report on student closed captioning uses and perceptions, you may already know that most students find closed captions helpful. Deaf and hard of hearing students are the obvious beneficiaries when it comes to closed captions on…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Captions Help ESL Learners Improve Their English

by Patrick Loftus in Video SEO

  In 2013, the number of individuals in the United States who spoke English with limited proficiency was estimated at 25.1 million, or 8% of the population. And according to the US Department of Education, over 9% of children in the national…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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New Zealand Parliament TV Adds Closed Captioning

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

  As of today, New Zealand’s government will add closed captions to Parliament TV in an effort to increase accessibility. New Zealand Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner made the announcement via press release. The move follows a…

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Updated January 4, 2018

What Happens If You Don’t Closed Caption Your Company Training Videos?

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

When it comes to eLearning videos, closed captioning isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s essential for delivering the full value of your content — and avoiding some unintended consequences. Here are five consequences of NOT adding closed captioning to your company’s training videos:…

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Updated January 4, 2018