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Fair Use for Captioning Content Outside of Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Note: While the information in this article is intended to give you a better understanding of fair use and how it’s been used in the past, this is not legal advice. We advise you to consult your legal team for specific questions…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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The Secrets Behind UW’s Successful Accessibility Initiative

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Since 1984, the University of Washington’s (UW’S) accessibility task force has been working closely with departments and their faculty to educate and incorporate tools to facilitate classroom accessibility. UW’s vision is to “educate a diverse student body” that values “excellence, collaboration, innovation,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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#CaptionFail: Did you catch that? (QUIZ)

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

What Zoella is actually saying: “Can I have my glasses in this video?”Automatic captions are easy, free, and convenient. But too many times automatic captions are wrong, wrong, and wrong. YouTube’s auto-generated captions are a perfect example of why automatic captioning can…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 Tips for Better YouTube SEO

by Elisa Edelberg in Video SEO

  With 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, and 1,300,000,000 users, it’s not surprising that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world — second only to Google, its parent company. With so much content out there,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q & A: Increasing Accessibility at Blackboard with Ally

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  When it comes to accessibility in education, there are many challenges faced across the board by instructors, institutions, and students. Through Blackboard’s new remediation software, Ally, the company seeks to mitigate these obstacles that have inhibited educational institutions from providing accessible…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Make YouTube Videos Accessible and Interactive with One Click

by Lily Bond in How-To

With 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, YouTube is a treasure trove of incredible video content that you may want to use on your site or in your course. But what if the video owner hasn’t added captions? Well, you’re…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Faces Behind the Screen: Alicia

by Patrick Loftus in Faces Behind the Screen

  We met Alicia at BU during the first interview session of our Faces Behind the Screen project at Boston University. Alicia is a Deaf Ph.D. student studying Biomedical Sciences — specifically Molecular and Translational Medicine — with a background in Immunology.…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Add Subtitles & CC to YouTube Videos — For Free

by Emily Griffin in How-To

Let’s face it: quality captioning subtitling services can be expensive. Traditional captioning services cost $6-$14 per minute. And even though our prices are a fraction of that, the cost of hiring a professional captioning company may still be prohibitive for some. If…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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#CaptionFails: What Did They Really Say? (QUIZ)

by Emily Griffin in Lighter Side

  If you rely on closed captions to understand what someone is saying in a video, then you’ve probably been frustrated by inaccurate automatic captions. Autocaptioning is the default captioning option for YouTube videos. Autocaptions are generated from running the audio through…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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7 Ways Video Transcripts & Captions Improve SEO

by Emily Griffin in Video SEO

  Looking to gain an edge in video SEO? Here are seven ways your video transcript and closed captions can help you climb up in search results. 1. Video Transcripts Increase Search Traffic Transcripts are a textual representation of the spoken content…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Why Political Candidates Can’t Afford NOT to Caption Their Videos

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

The 2016 US presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most contested in recent memory. In a race this tight, presidential candidates need any edge they can get. The 2008 election proved how valuable social media is in getting…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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YouTube Copyright Rules: Is it Legal to Caption Public YouTube Videos?

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

YouTube is a treasure trove of information, entertainment, and educational video. One of the challenges of using YouTube for education is that most public videos lack accurate closed captions, which are required for accessibility compliance. If you want to add captions to…

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Updated January 4, 2018