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6 YouTube Hacks for Captioning and Subtitling

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

If you really want to up your YouTube game, you should consider adding captions. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds. That’s a lot of content, which, unfortunately, isn’t always captioned. When it comes to YouTube, captions are…

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March 29, 2018
5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

5 Video Bloggers Doing Captioning Right

by Elisa Edelberg in Lighter Side

With online video taking on such a huge role in our lives and our culture, video blogging (vlogging) has become an increasing trend. No matter what you “vlog” about, there’s one thing all vlogs should have in common – closed captions. Although…

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February 12, 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
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Washington D.C. Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

D.C. is one of the most accessible cities in the world. Whether you are visiting the White House or National Gallery of Art, all attractions are accessible to all visitors. Off the streets and in the cyberspace, Washington D.C. is equally committed…

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Updated January 10, 2018
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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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How to View Captions on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Given that a quarter of people watch movies and TV shows on their smartphones daily, it’s worth mentioning how to enable closed captions on your mobile device. Millions of Americans have some form of hearing loss and need to read closed captions…

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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
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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
5 Finance Companies Doing Captioning Right

5 Finance Companies doing captioning right

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Welcome to the age of digital banking where checks are deposited through the snap of a mobile camera, dues to friends are paid through an app, and bank tellers speak to you from ATMS. The finance industry has drastically changed in the…

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Updated January 4, 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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Q&A: Video Accessibility at the University of Washington

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Terill Thompson, Sheryl Burgstahler, and Doug Hayman from the University of Washington’s office of Accessible Technology Services describe their multi-faceted approach to video accessibility. At UW, they understand the importance of having accessible video for students with disabilities, as well as the…

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Updated January 4, 2018