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Captioning and Transcription for Online Video Content

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

More video content is uploaded to the web in one month than TV has created in three decades. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. How does any single video stand out in the sea of this much…

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April 4, 2018
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How 3Play Meets the Captioning Needs of Any Industry

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

3Play Media has more than 2,500 delighted customers across many different markets. We strive to meet the diverse needs of our customers to help them easily create accessible videos. Thanks to our flexibility, scalability, and incredible editors, we are able to meet…

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March 8, 2018
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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Your Social Media Videos

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Adding captions to the videos you post on social media is a must. Especially on Facebook, people tend to watch social video with the sound off and videos autoplay without sound. So, captions can help enormously with catching viewer attention. Captions also…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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3Play Media’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

by Patrick Loftus in Company + Culture

It’s that time of year again! Looking back on the blog posts from last year that peaked our readers’ interests the most helps everyone imagine what to expect in the new year. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank…

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Updated February 6, 2018
Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

Adding Videos with Captions and Transcripts to LMS Platforms

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

Accessibility Tools in LMS Learning management systems (LMS) usually don’t allow users to publish videos with captions, interactive transcripts, or audio description. This poses a challenge, especially in higher education and eLearning, as these features make content accessible and have many benefits…

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Updated February 6, 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
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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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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hulu Over a Lack of Audio Description and an Inaccessible Website

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Today, a class action lawsuit was filed against online video streaming giant Hulu over accessibility issues on its website and online streaming service. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by The American Council of the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Study Finds 30% Of Working Professionals Have A Disability, Most Go Unreported

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

A new study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a private think tank, claims that 30% of working professionals in the United States are expected to have a disability. This high figure, based on phone-based interviews with over 3,000 “college-educated,…

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Updated February 13, 2018
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This Tool Helps You Prioritize Which YouTube Videos to Caption

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

With limited time and resources, one of the most efficient ways to determine which YouTube videos to caption is to prioritize the ones that need it most. But when you have a large video library this task can be very daunting. How…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Leveraging Accessibility To Improve Your Social Media Strategy

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Simply put, keeping accessibility in mind when you post content to social media is one of the easiest, no-brainer ways to expand your brand’s reach. First of all, there are roughly 360 million people who are either deaf or have disabling hearing loss worldwide.…

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Updated January 4, 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 February 21, 2018