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The Growing Population with Hearing Loss

The Growing Population with Hearing Loss

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

We are quite the noisy population. Everywhere we go, sound is always surrounding us. Whether it’s police sirens passing by, or music through our headphones on our way to work, there is always background noise. Over 5% of the world’s population –…

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Updated February 8, 2018
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People Are Turning Netflix Videos into “Audiobooks” with the Audio Description Feature

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

The concept of driving your car while enjoying a movie on your phone just became a lot safer. Lifehacker recently published an article about a Redditor who pointed out that you can listen to movies and TV shows on Netflix by turning…

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Updated January 8, 2018
An Uphill Battle to Digital Accessibility at Capital One

An Uphill Battle to Digital Accessibility at Capital One

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Digital Accessibility at Capital One Digital accessibility is a huge priority for Capital One, and a lot of work has been done to make it that way. In the webinar, Accessibility at Capital One, Mark Penicook, Digital Accessibility Manager, shares the history…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Why Video Captions on Social Media Help Boston Survive the T

by Patrick Loftus in Lighter Side

Boston residents have a lot to cherish about our fair city. Those classic New England falls, legendary sports teams, a Dunkin Donuts on every block, and of course, our charmingly unpredictable subway system — the T. Considering parts of the T run…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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What the Winn-Dixie Case Means for the Future of Web Accessibility

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

  Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) focuses on public accommodations. Public accommodations are businesses that are open to the public and fall into any of the 12 categories listed in the ADA. Some examples include restaurants, movie theaters,…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Q&A: Best Practices for Avoiding a Winn-Dixie Type ADA Lawsuit as Told by Bobby Silverstein

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Major corporations are being forced to challenge their policies and practices regarding accessibility. In recent months, Winn-Dixie and Hobby Lobby were tried and condemned for having inaccessible websites. Both must now comply with WCAG 2.0 standards. But while there have been major…

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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 January 4, 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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Tips for Accommodating Invisible Disabilities in eLearning

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

An estimated 96% of people with chronic medical conditions live with an illness that is invisible. Invisible disabilities can impact student performance, and that staggering stat means that invisible disabilities are more prevalent in classrooms and eLearning environments than you think. The…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Upcoming Webinars: Yahoo’s Accessibility Strategy and a Hard Look at Digital Access Lawsuits

by Emily Griffin in Events

We’ve got an exciting roster of webinars coming up soon. Yahoo’s tech gurus will give us an inside look at their progressive tactics for fostering web accessibility. Plus, hear legal experts explain the key accessibility lawsuits from 2016 and how they may…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Upcoming Webinars: Web Accessibility Gaps, Lawsuits, and Best Practices

by Emily Griffin in Events

This summer our webinar offerings are packed with valuable tips and expert advice about closed captioning best practices, web accessibility lawsuits, accessibility audits, and even app accessibility. Details and registration links below. Captioning the 3Play Way June 23, 2016 at 2pm –…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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The 4 Key Players on a Corporate Web Accessibility Team

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

  What does it take to make web accessibility a reality at your company? For starters, you need a strong team. In his presentation The Road to Sustainable Corporate Accessibility, corporate accessibility expert John Foliot shared his advice for what makes a…

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Updated January 4, 2018