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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
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Washington D.C. Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

D.C. is one of the most accessible cities in the world. Whether you are visiting the White House or National Gallery of Art, all attractions are accessible to all visitors. Off the streets and in the cyberspace, Washington D.C. is equally committed…

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Updated January 10, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for United States Federal Government Agencies

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

There are two major civil rights laws that specifically protect the rights of people with disabilities in the United States: The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For a full explanation of both laws, visit ADA.gov. Here is an overview…

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Updated January 8, 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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The Ultimate Section 508 Refresh Checklist

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board released a comprehensive update to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act to address the ever-changing and universal nature of modern technology. The Section 508 refresh was a monumental step towards greater accessibility in the…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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California State Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education California is one of the leading advocates of web accessibility in the US, with state laws and public policies which refer directly to the federal law Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.…

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Updated January 9, 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 3 Schools Approach University-Wide Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Download the infographic: A beginners Guide to University-Wide CaptioningWhile captioning is mandated by the law, many universities struggle to implement an effective campus-wide workflow for captioning. A lot of the time, the biggest hurdles come down to building awareness, getting funding, and making…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for State Governments

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

With such a diverse constituency, state governments have a responsibility to ensure their communication efforts are accessible to all. State governments must comply with Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities…

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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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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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Accessibility Laws for Public Websites

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. This broad anti-discrimination law requires the effective communication of information, and was enacted to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination. Fast forward to the year 2017 and there is something…

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Updated January 4, 2018