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Accessing Higher Ground - November 7, 2013 ...

Accessing Higher Ground - November 7, 2013

Accessibility Data:

- More than 1 billion people have a disability
- 56.7 million report a disability in the U.S.
- 48 million (20%) in the U.S. have some hearing loss
- 11% of postsecondary students report having a disability
- 45% of 1.6 million veterans seek disability
- 177,000+ veterans claimed hearing loss

Captions are text that is time-sychronized with the media. They convey all spoken content as well as relevant sound effects. Captions originated in the early 1980s from an FCC mandate for broadcast TV.

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act requires all Internet programming that previously aired on television with captions to have captions online, as well.

The values of captioning include:
- Accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing
- Accessibility for ESL viewers
- Flexibility to view anywhere, such as noisy environments or offices
- Search
- Reusability
- Navigation, better UX
- SEO/discoverability
- Used as source for translation

Regis University has 475 courses online, and roughly 60% include video. They feel they have a duty to caption all video content for accessibility. All multimedia files have synchronized captions and/or provide transcripts for media.

Their original captioning process was a nightmare. With Kaltura and 3Play Media, the captioning process is fully integrated and automated. They simply tag their videos for captioning with 3Play Media, and within 2 days the professional quality captions appear in their videos.

Presenters:

Nicole Croy
eLearning Technologist
Regis University

Tole Khesin
VP of Marketing
3Play Media

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  • Accessible Video Captioning: Regis University Case Study Accessing Higher Ground – November 7, 2013 Nicole Croy eLearning Technologist Regis University ncroy@regis.edu +1.303.964.5047 Tole Khesin 3Play Media tole@3playmedia.com +1.415.298.1206 1
  • Agenda ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Highlights from recent accessibility data Captioning basics Accessibility laws Value propositions Regis University overview Accessibility policy Workflow, tools, and technologies Q&A 2
  • Poll 3
  • Accessibility - a Growing Concern ‣ Worldwide: 1 billion people have a disability ‣ U.S.: 56.7 million have a disability (48 million related to hearing) ‣ U.S.: 11% of higher ed students have a disability ‣ U.S.: 45% of 1.6 million veterans sought disability (177,000 related to hearing loss) 4
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  • What Are Captions? ‣ Text that has been time-synchronized with the media ‣ Captions convey all spoken content as well as relevant sound effects ‣ Originated in the early 1980s from an FCC mandate for broadcast TV 6
  • What Are Captions? Terminology ‣ Captioning vs. Transcription 7
  • What Are Captions? Terminology ‣ Captioning vs. Transcription ‣ Captioning vs. Subtitling 8
  • What Are Captions? Terminology ‣ Captioning vs. Transcription ‣ Captioning vs. Subtitling ‣ Closed vs. Open Captioning 9
  • What Are Captions? Terminology ‣ Captioning vs. Transcription ‣ Captioning vs. Subtitling ‣ Closed vs. Open Captioning ‣ Post Production vs. Real-Time 10
  • How Are Captions Used? 11
  • Caption Formats SRT Example SRT YouTube and other web players DFXP Flash players SCC iPods, iTunes, DVD encoding SAMI Windows Media QT QuickTime STL DVD Studio Pro CPT.XML Captionate SBV YouTube RT Real Media WebVTT Emerging HTML5 Custom XML Custom formats Custom Text Custom formats Emerging standards for HTML5 12
  • Accessibility Laws Section 508 ‣ Added to Rehabilitation Act in 1986 ‣ Applies to federal agencies and organizations with federal subsidies Section 504 ‣ Part of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ‣ Anti-discrimination law 13
  • Accessibility Laws Section 508 ‣ Added to Rehabilitation Act in 1986 ‣ Applies to federal agencies and organizations with federal subsidies Section 504 ‣ Part of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ‣ Anti-discrimination law ADA ‣ Title II (public entities) + Title III (commercial entities) ‣ Netflix lawsuit implications 14
  • Accessibility Laws Section 508 ‣ Added to Rehabilitation Act in 1986 ‣ Applies to federal agencies and organizations with federal subsidies Section 504 ‣ Part of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ‣ Anti-discrimination law ADA ‣ Title II (public entities) + Title III (commercial entities) ‣ Netflix lawsuit implications CVAA ‣ Applies to content that airs on TV + Internet 15
  • Value Propositions? ‣ Accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing ‣ For ESL viewers ‣ Flexibility to view in noise-sensitive environments ‣ Search ‣ Reusability ‣ Navigation, better UX ‣ SEO/discoverability ‣ Used as source for translation 16
  • Poll 17
  • Enterprise-Level Online & Blended Courses 475 Course Online Roughly 60% include Video 18
  • We feel we have a duty to make ALL required course materials accessible to ALL learners. 19
  • Resources for Captioning Requirements & Techniques Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#media-equiv Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAim) http://webaim.org/techniques/captions/ 20
  • “The course contains alternatives to auditory and visual content” 21
  • “An equivalent experience for all users.” 22
  • “All multimedia files have synchronized captions and/or provide transcripts for media.” All required videos are closed-captioned 23
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  • Original Captioning Process 1 3-4 Days 2 4 5 3 6 7 8 9 25
  • Voice  Text Poor Accuracy = Manual Text Clean-up 26
  • 2 1 8 hrs - 2 Days 3 4 27
  • http://cpsdl2.regis.edu/kaltura_test/interactive_transcriptDEMO.html 28
  • Q&A Nicole Croy eLearning Technologist Regis University ncroy@regis.edu +1.303.964.5047 Tole Khesin 3Play Media tole@3playmedia.com +1.617.764.5189 X103 29