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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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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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[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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Q&A: How the University of Maryland Implemented a Campus-Wide IT Accessibility Plan

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

There are approximately 52,000 people at the University of Maryland. 27,000 are students, 10,000 graduate students, and about 13,700 make up faculty and staff. The challenge of providing accessibility to such a diverse population is one that the university has been tackling…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 IT Accessibility Areas the University of Maryland is Tackling

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Three years, five strategic areas to focus on. This is the backbone of the University of Maryland’s IT Accessibility Plan. The goal of their 3-year plan is to improve IT support to achieve a more accessible IT culture on campus. With the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A: 15 Years After An OCR Suit: NC State’s Accessibility Refresh

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  15 years after entering into a voluntary resolution from three OCR complaints, NC State University has come a long way with their accessibility initiatives on campus. In a webinar entitled “15 Years After An OCR Suit: NC State’s Accessibility Refresh,” Grey…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A: Best Practices for Accessible Instructional Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

When it comes to creating instructional videos, Jackie Luft, Online Accessibility Specialist, and Ian Wilkinson, Section Manager for Academic Facilities and Services, have mastered the art of creating accessible content at Texas Tech University. There are many techniques you can implement to…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Top 5 Tips for Getting Colleagues to Adopt UDL in eLearning

by Patrick Loftus in Events

Need help encouraging your colleagues to start implementing universal design for learning (UDL) in the courses they teach? Dr. Thomas Tobin, author and speaker on quality in distance education, is an expert on the subject. He suggests referencing the following five-step approach…

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Updated February 22, 2018
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New Research Study Published on Student Closed Captioning Use

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Part one of a two-part research study on closed captioning in higher education has been published and is now publicly available for download. The report entitled “Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions & Transcripts” was prepared by Dr. Katie Linder, Research…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Make Universal Design for Learning a Reality at Your University

by Emily Griffin in Events

The Coordinator of Learning Technologies at Northeastern Illinois University, Thomas Tobin, presented at the 3Play webinar Strategies for Getting Administrative and Faculty Buy-In for UDL. He got attendees to confess their secret thoughts and feelings when confronted with accessibility requests. And more…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Illinois State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Illinois demonstrates a proactive approach to web accessibility when it comes to state policy. It joins a handful of other states that have adopted their own “little 508s” that mimic the federal disability law, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Download the…

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Updated January 4, 2018