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Accessibility Laws for Enterprise

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Enterprise video can greatly benefit from being accessible! But with 70% of enterprise captioning budgets falling under $10,000, many wonder if they really need to make their videos accessible. While the answer is probably “yes” and certainly “you definitely should!” this post…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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How to Create an Accessible PDF

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

  Accessible PDFs are also known as “tagged” PDFs. They contain a hidden network of instructions and provide a textual representation of the document so that people using screen readers can properly navigate the document. Properly tagged PDFs also benefit from better…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 Podcasts Doing Transcripts Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Back in the good ol’ days when the internet didn’t exist, transcripts helped librarians and other specialists navigate and archive content. Today, they do so much more. With so much content to navigate, transcripts help make content more accessible, searchable, shareable, and…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Get the Perfect Audio Recording for Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

If you are looking to reduce the red flags and [inaudibles] in your final captioned files, listen up. With the following tips, you’ll be able to choose the perfect microphone, create the perfect recording space, and capture the perfect audio. Mic Check,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Revolutionize Your Video SEO with the New SEO Embed

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

There’s no stopping the continued rise of online video. Now, in 2017, 87% of online marketers use video content. With so many marketers relying on video to drive brand awareness and buying interest, SEO has never been more important. Without good video…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Announcing the Facebook Captioning Integration

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

We are excited to announce our Facebook integration! Now you can easily add captions to your Facebook videos. How easy? This easy: Perhaps you’ve noticed on your Facebook feed that most videos autoplay without sound but with captions (if they exist). Facebook…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Q&A: The nuts and bolts of captioning & describing online video

Q&A: The Nuts & Bolts of Captioning and Describing Online Video

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

With the predominance of accessibility laws and the upcoming refresh of Section 508 (which requires organizations to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards by early 2018), it’s the perfect time to become well-versed in captioning and audio description. In this Q…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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[Infographic] 2017 State of Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

  Download our infographic: 2017 State of Captioning.   We surveyed over 1,400 individuals from numerous industries to uncover how industries are approaching captioning. With the advent of online video infiltrating every screen, it’s no surprise that 74% of respondents expect captioning…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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[Infographic] How Captions Improve SEO

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

  In recent years, the number of devices with screens has exploded, correlating to a mass consumption of video. By 2019, video will make up 80% of all consumer internet traffic. Video is everywhere and it will only continue to proliferate our…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 Tips for Better YouTube SEO

by Elisa Edelberg in Video SEO

  With 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, and 1,300,000,000 users, it’s not surprising that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world — second only to Google, its parent company. With so much content out there,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Add Captions Using Vimeo and Adobe Premiere Pro

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

  Video creators rejoice! Vimeo’s new panel allows you to seamlessly upload your Adobe Premiere Pro videos straight into your Vimeo account. With around 280 million subscribers and 715 million monthly views, Vimeo is a powerful video platform to use for your…

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Updated February 6, 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