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If You Build It (For Everyone), They Will Come

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

The internet is basically the world’s largest mall… with no parking lot. 56% of people around the world shop at Amazon.com alone. It’s also the world’s largest movie theater. In 2017, the online video market was projected to hit $13.6 billion, surpassing…

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Updated February 15, 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
An Uphill Battle to Digital Accessibility at Capital One

An Uphill Battle to Digital Accessibility at Capital One

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Digital Accessibility at Capital One Digital accessibility is a huge priority for Capital One, and a lot of work has been done to make it that way. In the webinar, Accessibility at Capital One, Mark Penicook, Digital Accessibility Manager, shares the history…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hulu Over a Lack of Audio Description and an Inaccessible Website

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Today, a class action lawsuit was filed against online video streaming giant Hulu over accessibility issues on its website and online streaming service. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by The American Council of the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Q&A Accessibility at Capital One

Q&A: Accessibility at Capital One

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Capital One is committed to making their products and services accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. In fact everything at Capital One is designed with accessibility at the forefront because they know that accessibility means usability for everyone. When you’re in…

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Updated March 3, 2018
Computer History Museum Uses Interactive Transcripts to Make Videos Searchable and Accessible

Study Finds 30% Of Working Professionals Have A Disability, Most Go Unreported

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

A new study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a private think tank, claims that 30% of working professionals in the United States are expected to have a disability. This high figure, based on phone-based interviews with over 3,000 “college-educated,…

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Updated February 13, 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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Leveraging Accessibility To Improve Your Social Media Strategy

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Simply put, keeping accessibility in mind when you post content to social media is one of the easiest, no-brainer ways to expand your brand’s reach. First of all, there are roughly 360 million people who are either deaf or have disabling hearing loss worldwide.…

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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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Hey SF! Have You Registered for ACCESS?

by Sofia Enamorado in Events

Hey San Francisco! Have you heard? We are going to be in town on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, for ACCESS! What is ACCESS? ACCESS is a one-day event hosted by us that celebrates video accessibility and the people who make it happen.…

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Updated February 20, 2018
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Hey LA! Have You Registered for ACCESS?

by Sofia Enamorado in Events

Hey Los Angeles! Have you heard? We are going to be in town on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, for ACCESS! What is ACCESS? ACCESS is a one-day event hosted by us that celebrates video accessibility and the people who make it happen.…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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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