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University-Wide Accessibility: Q&A with CUNY

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Carlos Herrera is Assistant Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, and Coordinator of the Technology Accessibility Task Force at City University of New York (CUNY). CUNY is comprised of 24 colleges and graduate schools across New York City, all of which…

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March 13, 2018
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What It Means to “Bake-In” Accessibility

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Everybody loves cake. But if you want everyone to eat the cake, you need to bake it with the right ingredients. The same goes for organizations when designing or introducing new digital technologies like websites and interactive media such as video or…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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How to Test Video Players for Accessibility

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

One-third of all online activity is spent watching video content, and video traffic accounts for 69% of all global consumer internet traffic. So, considering watching video has become so intensely fundamental to the average online user experience, shouldn’t we also expect the…

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Updated January 9, 2018
Understanding Digital Access Law with Lainey Feingold

Lainey Feingold on What the ADA and Digital Accessibility Laws Look Like Going into 2018

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In the current digital accessibility landscape, there is both a lot to keep up with and a lot at stake. The number of recent cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alone is overwhelming enough. So, to give readers an idea of where…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Do interactive transcripts help students?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

As an institution, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is making significant strides to create a more accessible campus. The university’s disability committee is passionate about making sure that students are provided with the most helpful resources. That’s why they…

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Updated March 6, 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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Q&A: Accessibility Comparison of Major Video PLayers

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The video players we use aren’t always as accessible as we need them to be. Of course, this can be a problem if you are trying to make your information more accessible. Knowing the accessibility features of your video player is critical…

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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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Why the Section 508 and Section 255 Refresh Had to Happen

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The rapidly changing nature of modern technology can create situations where accessibility is neglected, creating many challenges for disability rights advocates. To help combat these challenges the international standard of WCAG 2.0 was formulated, but in the United States, it wasn’t legally…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A: Where Do We Go From Here? Web Accessibility Across 3 National Systems

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Over 27 million Americans today are impacted by a disability affecting computer and internet use. With such a vast percentage of the population directly affected by our digital world, what strides are we taking to ensure equality on the web? Both Cyndi…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Upcoming Webinars: From Captioning and Audio Description to the Legal Landscape in Digital Accessibility

by Sofia Enamorado in Events

We have some exciting webinars coming to you this month and next. We’ll be diving into the nuts and bolts of both captioning and audio description. You wont want to miss it! Then coming to you in September, Lainey Feingold, an internationally…

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Updated February 26, 2018
An image of a baseball diamond with text; "When it comes to IT Accessibility Initiatives, who should step up to the plate?"

Who Needs to Step Up to the IT Accessibility Plate? (QUIZ)

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  Ever heard the saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work?” When it comes to accessibility on campus, that saying embodies how IT accessibility initiatives should be approached. It’s hard to define a single role to take charge of accessibility, especially at an…

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Updated January 4, 2018