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What Publishing Houses Should Know About Video Production

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

It’s no secret that video is a powerful tool to connect with people across the globe. Its engaging nature allows for easier dissemination of information. Today, organizations are asking themselves, “How can we incorporate video into our communication streams?” But producing video…

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February 20, 2018
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[Downloadable] Video Accessibility Checklist

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Accessible video includes captions, transcripts, audio descriptions, and an accessible media player that supports these features. Unfortunately, many video players fail to meet the essential elements of an accessible video player. Many don’t support audio descriptions or transcripts and are polluted with…

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February 12, 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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The Benefits of Playlist Search

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

Growing up with Google, we’ve become accustomed to searching for what we want to know and finding it within the results. But while Google is great at finding our answers within web pages, Googling within a video is a little more complicated.…

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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
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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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3 Essential Steps for Creating Superior Instructional Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  When it comes to producing accessible instructional videos, many professors don’t know where to start. In order to create a quality video, you must plan and have the right equipment. There are 3 steps in video production: plan, produce, and publish.…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Why Students Use Closed Captions and Transcripts

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

  A captioning research study from Oregon State University examined why students use closed captions and video transcripts as part of their studies. How do these resources support their study habits? What benefits do students get from transcript and captions? Let’s look…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Many Students Use Closed Captions and Transcripts?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

  Educators often go to great lengths to transcribe and caption their lecture videos. This is necessary to accommodate students with disabilities who may require captions or transcripts to gain full access to the material. A captioning research study from Oregon State…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Webinar Transcripts Make Content Marketers’ Lives Easier

by Emily Griffin in Video SEO

  If you’ve ever asked a marketer to write up content highlights from an hour-long webinar, the first thing they’ll ask for is a transcript. Without one, they’re struggling to navigate the video for the best sound bytes, hand-transcribing quotes, and probably…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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The Biggest Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making on YouTube

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

  Have you ever noticed that little button on the bottom of a YouTube video that says “CC”? Next time you’re watching a video, try pressing that button and see what happens. What Am I Reading?! “CC” stands for closed captioning, which…

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Updated January 4, 2018