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How Much Do Closed Captioning Services Cost? (And Why Price Isn’t Everything)

by Kelly Mahoney in Industry Trends

Video is a valuable means of communication for organizations across industries. But without captioning, video is inaccessible. As the rate of video production continues to increase at exponential rates, it’s important for organizations to factor in how much closed captioning costs  …

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September 3, 2021

Live Professional Captions vs. Live Auto Captions: Which is Right for You?

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably interested in adding captions to your next live event. This is a great step in making live streams accessible to all audiences, including viewers who are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing. After deciding to add live captions,…

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August 30, 2021

Captions vs. Subtitles: Do You Know the Difference?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

When referring to words that appear on the screen of a video, many people tend to use the terms captions and subtitles interchangeably. But, contrary to popular belief, the two are not synonymous. They differ from each other in definition and purpose…

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August 26, 2021

What Goes into Making the Paralympics?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

After 5 long years, the opening ceremony for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo commenced with a colorful celebration titled “Para Airport.” While many doubted the event would happen, the power of sport prevailed and athletes from all over the world came together…

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August 25, 2021

SDH Subtitles vs. Closed Captions: What’s the Difference?

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

“Tomato, tomahto.” That’s what people might think when seeing the words “subtitles” and “captions,” but, there actually is a difference. Before fully understanding the difference between subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH Subtitles) and closed captions, it is helpful…

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Updated August 30, 2021

Twitter Accessibility Improves With the Ability to Add Captions to Videos

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

If you’ve been on Twitter recently you may have noticed several changes, including some changes to the overall look and feel of the website. Twitter says these changes – including a new proprietary font, high color contrast, and increased space on the…

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August 23, 2021

Transcription vs. Captioning – What’s the Difference?

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

Ever wondered how transcription vs. captioning compare to one another? The difference goes beyond mere dictionary definitions – while transcription & captioning each have their own respective uses, benefits, and legal requirements, they can also work together to create more accessible &…

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Updated August 23, 2021

Machines and Humans: Stirred, Not Shaken for The Perfect Captioning Recipe

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

The early days of 3Play Media included deep research into the various methods of transcribing audio and video content in order to create accurate, properly timed captions. One of the main focal points was the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR). Specifically,…

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Updated August 16, 2021

6 YouTube Captioning and Subtitling Hacks You Need to Try

by Samantha Sauld in Video Accessibility

If you really want to up your YouTube game, you should consider adding captions. Over 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s a lot of content, which, unfortunately, isn’t always captioned. When it comes to YouTube, captions are…

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Updated August 16, 2021

Transcribing Audio Content: Resources and How-To

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

So you want to transcribe audio content? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you choose to use a third-party transcription service or DIY (do it yourself), it’s important to weigh the pros and cons and choose which option works best…

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Updated August 16, 2021

Stars with Hearing Loss: 10 Celebrities Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

by Kelly Mahoney in Lighter Side

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 48 million people in the United States alone report some degree of hearing loss – almost 20% of our population! Statistically, this means there are quite a few celebrities who identify as deaf…

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Updated August 9, 2021

Making Memes Accessible: How To Write Alt Text

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

 In recent years, alternative text (or “alt text”) has become a standard web accessibility practice for most social media platforms. When Instagram launched the feature in 2018, alt text could either be automatically generated or written manually in an effort to increase…

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July 30, 2021

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