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Fair Use for Captioning Content Outside of Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Note: While the information in this article is intended to give you a better understanding of fair use and how it’s been used in the past, this is not legal advice. We advise you to consult your legal team for specific questions…

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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
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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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Accessibility Laws for K-12 Schools

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Discrimination of any kind should not be tolerated anywhere, but especially in the classroom. Understanding accessibility laws and anti-discrimination laws that apply to K-12 schools can be a bit tricky. Here’s a break down of the accessibility laws apply to K-12 schools…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A: Video Accessibility at the University of Washington

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Terill Thompson, Sheryl Burgstahler, and Doug Hayman from the University of Washington’s office of Accessible Technology Services describe their multi-faceted approach to video accessibility. At UW, they understand the importance of having accessible video for students with disabilities, as well as the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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What Apps and Cell Phones Are Caption Friendly?

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

Practically everything we do today can be done on our cell phones. And because of that, we’ve become very dependent on them (soon they could become a part of us!). But while cell phones have made the world more accessible, how accessible…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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How the UK’s EQA Affects Web Accessibility for Businesses

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

The Equality Act 2010 In the UK, there have been many Acts and Regulations regarding equality in the workplace. In October, 2010 the Equality Act (EQA) became the law with the intention to combine many different laws into one cohesive and comprehensive…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Maryland State Web Accessibility Laws

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

  When it comes to an accessible web, many states are implementing their own guidelines in addition to following federal law. In Maryland, they have adopted several web accessibility guidelines that state government web sites must adhere to. The following guidelines pertain…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Wisconsin State Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Accessibility in the state of Wisconsin is a priority. The state provides numerous resources to ensure all individuals have “equal communication.” The state even has separate offices focusing on services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Blind and Visually Impaired.…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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6 Newsworthy Deaf/HOH Stories That Will Make You Laugh, Dance, and Cry

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Have you heard about Kumbuka the Deaf gorilla, or about the impressive group of Deaf dancers dancing their way around the world? Here are six incredible stories you may have missed that are positively impacting the deaf and hard of hearing community.…

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Updated March 28, 2018
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5 Companies Making the Most of Social Video

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

More than ever before, video is becoming the preferred medium for marketers to reach customers, and for customers to engage with the brands they love. Through video, brands can tell stories, develop personas, demonstrate a product, and connect with customers at a…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Do Colleges Have Formal Guidelines for Closed Captioning?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Most institutions of higher education are required by U.S. law to provide closed captioning for their recorded lectures, online course, class materials, and other video content used for teaching and learning. But while 87% of institutions are adding closed captions to at…

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Updated January 4, 2018