Accessibility Tips for Online Learning Instructors

A complete media accessibility solution for eLearning companies

Maximize accessibility and compliance with a platform that works at scale.

3Play Media helps eLearning companies like 2U, MasterClass, and College Board make their media accessible, searchable, and multilingual. We provide high-quality and compliant transcripts, captions, audio descriptions, and more.

We offer unlimited downloads of 50+ caption formats from our user-friendly online platform. APIs and secure integrations with popular video platforms, such as YouTube, Brightcove, and Kaltura make it easy to automate your media accessibility workflows.

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3Play Media provides reliable on-demand captioning for our eLearning videos. They were incredibly accommodating and created a custom output that integrated with our established process.

Shannon Luttge


Powerful protection for your data and content

We’ve prioritized implementing robust and reliable security measures. We take special care to ensure customers have peace of mind and feel confident that we will protect their data.

Some of our goals include:

  • Ensuring that customer data is encrypted and inaccessible to other customers and the public.
  • Ensuring that customer data is accessible to 3Play Media staff only to the extent necessary to perform the required work.
  • Preventing loss or corruption of customer data.
  • Providing timely notifications in the event of downtime.

Our Security Policies and Procedures also cover data storage, HIPPA, data collection, and governance procedures. Choosing a media accessibility vendor that’s the right fit for your company is already a big decision.

With 3Play Media, security is one less thing you’ll need to worry about.



The flexibility you need to be successful

At 3Play Media, we know that delays or unclear turnaround times for captions can have detrimental effects on a student’s experience. That’s why we prioritize meeting your deadlines and have special mechanisms in place to ensure your captions are delivered in a timely manner.

We provide many turnaround options:

  • 2 hours
  • 8 hours
  • 1 business day
  • 2 business days
  • 4 business days
  • 10 business days

Our strict turnaround SLA and proven ability to meet our promised deadlines make us extremely reliable. In the rare case that a file is overdue, we automatically discount to the achieved turnaround level.

With 3Play Media, getting your files back in time is one less thing you’ll need to worry about.

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Seamless Integrations

Connect your favorite tools with 3Play

3Play Media offers integrations with over 20 leading video platforms and players. This simplifies the workflow and automates the captioning process.



3Play Media provides the tools that help make accessibility and legal compliance easier and more cost-effective for eLearning companies.

Why should eLearning companies prioritize accessibility?

Your students deserve a robust, accessible, and long-lasting learning experience; this includes students with disabilities. Captioning your classes and educational material benefits all of your students:

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16 million adults in the United States live with a disability, and many of them are students. By 2050, nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss. Providing an accessible experience to students with disabilities is imperative. Closed captions grant access to students with hearing loss and other disabilities to educational material by allowing them to read the words that are spoken in a video or during a class.

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Captions and transcripts greatly increase learning comprehension and retention. The ability to simultaneously read and listen reinforces educational content for students. A study conducted by Oregon State University found that 75% of students who use captions see them as a learning aid, and 71% of students without hearing difficulties use captions at least some of the time. Read more about the study.

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Interactive transcripts highlight words as they are being spoken in a video. By typing a term into the search bar, students can see every instance of that keyword within the transcript. Clicking on one of the instances of the search term jumps students directly to that point in the video. In a survey with MIT’s OpenCourseWare, students shared about their experience with 3Play Media’s interactive transcripts in conjunction with their video lecture courses. When asked to rate the features of our interactive video transcript, 94% of respondents found one or more of our features “useful”. Students used interactive transcripts to learn at their own pace in a multi-sensory mode, improve their comprehension of difficult course material, and more. Learn more about the survey.

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