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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

A Quick Guide to the Accessible Canada Act

by Jaclyn Leduc in Industry Trends

When it comes to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, there’s no such thing as “too accessible.” Just ask Canada. Canada recently passed the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), a new accessibility law that aims to make the country barrier free by…

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Updated September 21, 2022

Canadian CRTC Caption Laws

by Kelly Mahoney in Video Accessibility

While certain provinces boast some of the most progressive accessibility laws in Canada, the Canadian d/Deaf and hard of hearing population has been advocating for more advanced closed captioning standards across the nation since the 1960s. In response, the Canadian Radio-television and…

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Updated September 21, 2022

Audio Description Formats Explained

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

We aren’t joking around when we say that our goal is to make video accessibility easy. Traditionally, publishing audio description has posed a real challenge, as it is not supported by most video players and platforms. To make the publishing of audio…

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Updated September 21, 2022