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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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3Play Media’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

by Patrick Loftus in Company + Culture

It’s that time of year again! Looking back on the blog posts from last year that peaked our readers’ interests the most helps everyone imagine what to expect in the new year. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank…

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Updated February 6, 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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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
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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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Q&A: FCC Audio Description Requirements

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

For many, audio description is uncharted land. But, with legal requirements increasing, it’s a good idea to get on board now! In recent years, the FCC has been actively increasing audio description requirements through the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act…

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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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5 News Sites Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

In order to survive in modern day journalism, news outlets must keep up with the trends. And the biggest trend of the century has undeniably been video. The truth of the matter is, people don’t have the time to read countless articles,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Are Organizations Publishing Video and Captions in 2017?

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  Online video viewing is projected to grow by a fifth in 2017. In other words, people are spending more time per day watching video thanks to entertainment and video advertising platforms like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Facebook. Naturally, that means the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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FCC Increases Required Amount of Audio Description for TV Networks

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  The FCC has just announced its decision to increase the minimum requirement for audio description for US broadcasters and pay-TV providers (nonbroadcasters). From now on, multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) will need to increase the amount of audio description available to…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Final CVAA Captioning Requirement for Live & Near-Live TV Goes into Effect

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

July 1st, 2017 was the final deadline of the FCC’s 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) captioning requirement timeline for broadcast television in the US. This deadline, the last of several that have been incrementally phased in since 2012, requires…

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Updated January 4, 2018