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What is Described Video?

by Abby Alepa in Uncategorized

Learn all about described video 🎥 Remember the last time you watched a great movie? Maybe you laughed, maybe you cried, maybe you came out of that experience with a new perspective. Part of why movies can be so captivating and impactful…

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January 17, 2023

Understanding the Accessibility for Manitobans Act

by Kelly Mahoney in Uncategorized

Provincial accessibility standards: How the AODA Impacts Online Video 🖥 The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law in December 2013, and makes up just one facet of Canada’s provincial accessibility standards. The AMA provides a process and outlines specific requirements to…

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Updated December 7, 2022

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act

by Abby Alepa in Uncategorized

  Accessibility in Ontario: How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video 📺 The Accessibility Act, also known as Bill 59, was passed in April 2017 to aid Nova Scotia in achieving an accessible province by 2030. The Accessibility Act is an…

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Updated December 6, 2022

Caption Format Acronyms, Explained

by 3mediaweb in Video Accessibility

If you’ve just started looking into how closed captioning works, you’ve probably come across terms for caption formats like SRT, SMPTE-TT, DFXP, WebVTT, etc. The list goes on. If you’re drowning in a sea of acronyms, here’s a breath of fresh air:…

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Updated September 21, 2022

Does Closed Captioning Improve Reading and Literacy in Children?

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

Literacy development is a keystone to a child’s overall development. Finding tools that help improve literacy can be significantly helpful for children developing their reading skills. So, does closed captioning improve reading skills, and can it be used as a tool to…

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Updated September 21, 2022

Introducing 3Play Media Canada

by Abby Alepa in Press Release

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new division, 3Play Media Canada. In February 2022, 3Play Media announced the acquisition of Captionmax and National Captioning Canada (NCC). Joining forces with Captionmax and NCC has provided exciting geographic expansion for 3Play…

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Updated September 21, 2022

What You Need to Know About the AODA

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video Accessibility [Free Ebook] On January 1, 2021, Canadians and accessibility enthusiasts celebrated more than just a new year; they also marked a new phase of the AODA. By the date above, all public websites…

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Updated September 21, 2022

The Accessible British Columbia Act

by Abby Alepa in Video Accessibility

Accessibility in Ontario: How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video [Free eBook] In June 2021, the Accessible British Columbia Act became law. The Government of British Columbia (B.C.) passed this legislation to prove its commitment to creating an accessible province for…

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Updated September 21, 2022

AODA Video Requirements & Canadian Accessibility Standards

by Rebecca Klein in Video Accessibility

How the AODA Impacts Web and Online Video Accessibility [Free Ebook] Ontario offers some of the most comprehensive web accessibility standards in the world. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was instated in 2005 with the intention of creating a…

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Updated September 21, 2022

Described Video Requirements for Canadian Broadcasters

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

How the AODA Impacts Online Accessibility [Free Ebook] Many (if not most) broadcast programs in Canada lack described video and/or audio, which is an accommodation for blind and low-vision individuals. However, Canada’s “Let’s Talk TV” initiative aims to enhance the availability of…

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Updated September 21, 2022