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Q&A: Accessibility Comparison of Major Video PLayers

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The video players we use aren’t always as accessible as we need them to be. Of course, this can be a problem if you are trying to make your information more accessible. Knowing the accessibility features of your video player is critical…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Utah State Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The State of Utah is committed to web accessibility. In Utah, web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the web. This includes anyone with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. As defined by the State of Utah, “Web…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Create A WebVTT File

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

A “Web Video Text Track” file, also known as WebVTT (.vtt), is increasingly becoming a popular subtitle/caption file format. It originated in 2010 by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), to support text tracks in HTML5. How is WebVTT different…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Add Audio Description to Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops Web standards, lists several sufficient techniques for adding description to audio-visual material. All of these methods are reliable ways to meet the WCAG Success Criterion. Adding a second, user-selectable soundtrack with…

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Updated January 18, 2018
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What Is Audio Description?

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Imagine trying to enjoy a TV show, movie, or live performance, but not being able to see it. It would be challenging to gain a complete understanding of what is happening. You would most likely miss crucial information that is expressed visually…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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How Do I Add Captions to My Videos?

by Lily Bond in How-To

So you have a video – but how do you add captions? There are three main ways to associate a caption file with a video: Upload Captions as “Side Car” Files The most common way to add captions to your videos is…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Add Closed Captions to MP4 Videos

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

  So, you have an MP4 video file and you want to add closed captions or subtitles. Where do you start? First, you’ll need to get a caption file with all the transcribed audio from your video. Once you have a caption…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 Ways to Improve SEO for Short Videos Using Transcripts & Captions

by Emily Griffin in Video SEO

The amount of time adults spend watching digital video each day has increased from 21 minutes in 2011 to 76 minutes in 2015. What does that tell you? Download the eBook: Transforming Video SEO with Transcripts and Captions That video is a…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Keeping Accessibility in Mind: Advice From a Web Accessibility Expert

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Making your company’s IT both properly accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with accessibility laws means your organization must always keep accessibility in mind. WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) Associate Director, Jared Smith, recently lent some great advice in his presentation…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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The Future of Video Captioning According to Google

by Emily Griffin in Events

Google’s video platform, YouTube, is on the frontier of video accessibility and closed captioning innovation. It’s in a unique position: captioning a very broad range of content — much of which they don’t own. For free. What motivates Google to innovate in…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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HTML5 Video: How Captioning Works

by Emily Griffin in How-To

HTML is the markup language used to render almost every page on the web. HTML5 is the latest version, and it’s replete with incredibly useful features, including a universal video standard that lets developers add video to a web page without using…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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What’s the Best Browser for Accessible HTML5 Video?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Since it was finalized in October 2014, HTML5 has transformed how the web serves up rich media. The new tag lets web developers add video to websites without using plugins. Flash, which was the dominant video plugin on the early web, is quickly…

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Updated January 4, 2018