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What the Stats Say About Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

We’ve created a stats page that tells the story of accessibility and online video. It’s a compilation of the current state of hearing and vision loss, and the growth of online video. The Stats Don’t Lie When it comes to accessibility and…

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Updated March 14, 2018
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Study Highlights: Implementation of and Solutions for Closed Captioning in US Institutions of Higher Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Most colleges and universities in the US are legally required to provide closed captioning on many of their videos. Despite the laws, many institutions of higher education struggle to implement closed captioning practices. The national research study, Implementation of and Solutions for…

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February 13, 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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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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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
Understanding Digital Access Law with Lainey Feingold

Lainey Feingold on What the ADA and Digital Accessibility Laws Look Like Going into 2018

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In the current digital accessibility landscape, there is both a lot to keep up with and a lot at stake. The number of recent cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alone is overwhelming enough. So, to give readers an idea of where…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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This Tool Helps You Prioritize Which YouTube Videos to Caption

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

With limited time and resources, one of the most efficient ways to determine which YouTube videos to caption is to prioritize the ones that need it most. But when you have a large video library this task can be very daunting. How…

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Updated January 4, 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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Accessibility Laws for Private Colleges

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Technology and video are growing fast, and college campuses and institutions of higher education are powerhouses of video content. With all this video infiltrating classrooms, information sessions, and advertising efforts, it’s crucial that this content is accessible to all. Although the intricacies…

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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

Q&A: Best Practices for Avoiding a Winn-Dixie Type ADA Lawsuit as Told by Bobby Silverstein

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Major corporations are being forced to challenge their policies and practices regarding accessibility. In recent months, Winn-Dixie and Hobby Lobby were tried and condemned for having inaccessible websites. Both must now comply with WCAG 2.0 standards. But while there have been major…

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Updated January 4, 2018