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by Elisa Edelberg in Uncategorized

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Updated April 24, 2018
Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Accessibility Tools in LMS Learning management systems (LMS) usually don’t allow users to publish videos with captions, interactive transcripts, or audio description. This poses a challenge, especially in higher education and eLearning, as these features make content accessible and have many benefits…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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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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Do interactive transcripts help students?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

As an institution, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is making significant strides to create a more accessible campus. The university’s disability committee is passionate about making sure that students are provided with the most helpful resources. That’s why they…

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Updated March 6, 2018
Q&A How Captions + Interactive Transcripts Help Students in Online Courses

Q&A: How Captions + Interactive Transcripts Help Students In Online Courses

by Elisa Edelberg in Case Studies

Several studies have found that captions are beneficial to all students – with or without disabilities. They help students with spelling, note-taking, comprehension, and clarification. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) Distance Learning Accessibility Committee wanted to find out if…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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The Secrets Behind UW’s Successful Accessibility Initiative

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Since 1984, the University of Washington’s (UW’S) accessibility task force has been working closely with departments and their faculty to educate and incorporate tools to facilitate classroom accessibility. UW’s vision is to “educate a diverse student body” that values “excellence, collaboration, innovation,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Automatic Transcript Alignment: Now in 10+ Languages!

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

  What Is Transcript Alignment? If you already have transcripts for your video files, transcript alignment is a fast and cost-effective way to create captions. We’re excited to announce that our alignment service has expanded to accept videos in many different source…

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Updated January 4, 2018
[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Stats to Get Administrative Buy-In for Captioning

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Stats to Get Administrative Buy-In for Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Need help convincing your institution’s administration to invest in captioning? We conducted two national research studies with Oregon State University’s Ecampus Research Unit to uncover student’s perceptions of captioning and how institutions nationwide are approaching closed captioning. While most institutions are captioning…

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Updated February 22, 2018
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Q&A with Tom Tobin: How to Get Your Colleagues On Board with UDL

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  Universal design for learning, or UDL, is a concept that describes designing educational programs, products, and courses to benefit people both with and without disabilities. For example, an interactive transcript makes instructional video recordings accessible to people who are Deaf and…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Make YouTube Videos Accessible and Interactive with One Click

by Lily Bond in How-To

With 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, YouTube is a treasure trove of incredible video content that you may want to use on your site or in your course. But what if the video owner hasn’t added captions? Well, you’re…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A with Australian Mathematician Studying How Closed Captions Help Students Learn

by Patrick Loftus in Case Studies

We reached out to Dr. Chris Tisdell after discovering an article published on his research paper about how students find closed captioning helpful as learning tool. Access the Report: How useful are closed captions for learning mathematics via online video? We found…

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Updated February 22, 2018
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Student Closed Captioning Use Survey: A Deep Dive

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  When results from the nationwide student survey on closed captioning use were released, a variety of students demographics were identified in the study. Each one of these subgroups, including deaf students, hearing students, and students whose native language is not English,…

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Updated January 4, 2018