Google, Adobe Share Their Video Accessibility Strategies

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As online video becomes the primary medium for disseminating information across the Internet, publishers face legal and ethical pressures to make video accessible for people with hearing impairments and other disabilities. In this webinar, Google and Adobe will discuss how their video…

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Updated February 6, 2018

Closed Captioning Best Practices and Legal Requirements for Digital Distribution of TV & Film

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New FCC regulations require video programming that is captioned on TV to also be captioned when distributed on the Internet. In this webinar, Netflix and Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) discuss the new legal requirements, best practices, and standards for closed captioning. New…

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Updated May 7, 2019

Closed Captioning Legal Requirements, Best Practices, and Workflows for Media and Entertainment

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New FCC regulations require video programming that is captioned on TV to also be captioned when distributed on the Internet. This webinar will discuss recent and upcoming regulations for closed captioning, as well as best practices for implementation and workflows. The topics…

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Updated December 22, 2017

CVAA Legal Requirements for Video Programming

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In this webinar, Maria Browne, an attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP specializing in communications laws, will give you an in-depth look at the regulatory requirements of Title II of the CVAA. Then, Tim Springer, the CEO of SSB BART Group, will…

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Updated February 6, 2018

Online Video and the ADA: How a Landmark Case Changed the Legal Landscape of Closed Captioning

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, before the Internet was an integral part of society. While it originally dictated accessibility requirements for physical structures and businesses, several recent legal cases have expanded the reach of the…

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Updated February 6, 2018

FCC Closed Captioning Requirements: How Some Networks Are Staying Ahead of the Curve

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With the proliferation of online video, it is important to understand the legal requirements for captioning your digital content. The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) requires that any online video programming that previously appeared on television with captions must…

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Updated February 6, 2018

FCC’s 2016 Order on Closed Captioning Responsibility Explained by the FCC

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On February 18th, the FCC released a 2016 order to clarify who is responsible for complying with closed captioning requirements. The commission unanimously agreed on their decision, which divides responsibility between video programming distributors (VPDs) and video programmers. There are significant changes…

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Updated February 6, 2018

Accessible Video at Amazon

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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. Over…

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Updated February 7, 2018

FCC Audio Description Requirements: What You Need To Know To Comply Presented By Will Schell, Attorney Advisor At The Disability Rights Office Of The FCC

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In recent years, the FCC has been actively increasing audio description requirements through the CVAA (21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act). For many, audio description is still an uncharted territory, but as legal requirements continue to increase, it is something that…

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Updated February 15, 2019