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How to Select an Audio Description Vendor

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

  When choosing an audio description vendor there are many different things to consider. Some of these things include cost, process, editing, help with publishing, and quality. Price & Process: A Crucial Balance Like with anything else, cost plays a factor when…

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Updated February 20, 2018
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How to Create A WebVTT File

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

A “Web Video Text Track” file, also known as WebVTT (.vtt), is increasingly becoming a popular subtitle/caption file format. It originated in 2010 by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), to support text tracks in HTML5. How is WebVTT different…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Audio Description Plugin: How to Publish the Simple Way

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

A Hidden Cost Traditional audio description is extremely costly, as humans are typically required for the entire workflow. Paying voice actors and skilled writers, in addition to the cost of all of the tools necessary to record and implement the audio description…

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Updated January 18, 2018
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Introducing Audio Description!

by Elisa Edelberg in Product Updates

  Note: We have expanded our audio description offerings. View the most up-to-date information on our audio description services here.   Drum roll, please… 3Play Media is thrilled to announce the launch of our newest product in video accessibility. High-quality, cost-effective, and…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Add Audio Description to Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops Web standards, lists several sufficient techniques for adding description to audio-visual material. All of these methods are reliable ways to meet the WCAG Success Criterion. Adding a second, user-selectable soundtrack with…

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Updated January 18, 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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What Is Audio Description?

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Imagine trying to enjoy a TV show, movie, or live performance, but not being able to see it. It would be challenging to gain a complete understanding of what is happening. You would most likely miss crucial information that is expressed visually…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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W3C Wins Emmy for Advancing Online Video Closed Captioning Standards

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

At last night’s 2016 Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards Ceremony, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) accepted an award in honor of their work developing standards for closed captioning video on the web. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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HTML5 Video: How Captioning Works

by Emily Griffin in How-To

HTML is the markup language used to render almost every page on the web. HTML5 is the latest version, and it’s replete with incredibly useful features, including a universal video standard that lets developers add video to a web page without using…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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What’s the Best Browser for Accessible HTML5 Video?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Since it was finalized in October 2014, HTML5 has transformed how the web serves up rich media. The new tag lets web developers add video to websites without using plugins. Flash, which was the dominant video plugin on the early web, is quickly…

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Updated January 4, 2018

5 Questions About HTML5 Video Accessibility, Answered by an Expert

by Emily Griffin in Events

Video accessibility expert and W3C contributor John Foliot delivered a jam-packed presentation at the webinar HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines. After a brief overview of WCAG guidelines for accessible video, John explored how HTML5 media players support accessibility features like…

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Updated January 4, 2018

JW Player’s Approach to Video Player Accessibility

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

JW Player’s Director of Product, Eric Boyd, joined the expert panel at 3Play’s webinar on the future of video player accessibility. Play the video below to watch Eric’s presentation, or read on for highlights.   What is JW Player? JW Player is…

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Updated January 4, 2018