Section 508 Laws Explained and Closed Captioning Made Simple

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Are you publishing online video, but not sure how to comply with Section 508 accessibility laws? Learn how to quickly add closed captions to your video to make it accessible, searchable, and more SEO-friendly. Also, learn about the benefits of interactive transcripts and how to make your video more engaging.The webinar covers the following topics:

- Section 508 accessibility compliance
- How to create closed captions
- Getting the right caption format
- Universal captions plugin
- Video player compatibility

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Josh Miller | 3Play Media
Tole Khesin | 3Play Media
CJ Johnson | 3Play Media
Christie Hernandez | Carahsoft

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Section 508 Laws Explained and Closed Captioning Made Simple

  1. 1. Section 508 Explained and Closed Captioning Made Simple Presenters Josh Miller josh@3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189 x102  Feel free to type questions in the window during the presentation  This presentation is being recorded and will be available for replay www.3playmedia.com Tole Khesin tole@3playmedia.com Tel: (415) 298-1206 CJ Johnson cj@3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189 x102
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Caption formats Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  3. 3. Agenda Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media  Company background  Overview of services  Accuracy & Quality  Real-Time Editing  Interactive Transcript  Customer Support Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  4. 4. Agenda Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide  Account Setup  Uploading Files  Importing Files  Final Output Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  5. 5. Agenda Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide  Account Setup  Uploading Files  Importing Files  Final Output Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  6. 6. What Are Closed Captions? Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions? Captioning Basics  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws • Captions are text that is time-synchronized with the media  Benefits  Caption formats Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide • Captions convey all spoken content as well as relevant sound effects • Originated in the early 1980s from an FCC mandate for broadcast TV Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  7. 7. What Are Closed Captions? Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Terminology Caption formats • Captioning vs. Transcription Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  8. 8. What Are Closed Captions? Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Terminology Caption formats • Captioning vs. Transcription • Captioning vs. Subtitling Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  9. 9. What Are Closed Captions? Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Caption formats Terminology • Captioning vs. Transcription • Captioning vs. Subtitling • Closed Captioning vs. Open Captioning Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  10. 10. What Are Closed Captions? Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Caption formats Overview of 3Play Media Terminology • Captioning vs. Transcription • Captioning vs. Subtitling • Closed Captioning vs. Open Captioning • Post Production vs. Real-Time Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  11. 11. How Are Captions Used? Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Caption formats Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  12. 12. Accessibility Laws Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Section 508 (Rehabilitation Act) Caption formats “All training and informational video and multimedia productions must contain captions …” Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  13. 13. Accessibility Laws Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Caption formats Section 508 (Rehabilitation Act) Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide “All training and informational video and multimedia productions must contain captions …” Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act) “No individual, solely by reason of her or his disability…be denied the benefits of any program, service, or activity…” Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  14. 14. Accessibility Laws Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Caption formats Section 508 (Rehabilitation Act) Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide “All training and informational video and multimedia productions must contain captions …” Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act) “No individual, solely by reason of her or his disability…be denied the benefits of any program, service, or activity…” Questions 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act “Closed captioning on video programming delivered using internet protocol….” http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  15. 15. Benefits Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  • Accessible for hearing impaired viewers Caption formats • For ESL viewers • Flexibility to view anywhere, such as noisy environments or offices Overview of 3Play Media • SEO/discoverability Quick Start Guide • Content becomes searchable, reusable Questions • Used as source for translation http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  16. 16. Caption Formats Introduction to Captioning  What are closed captions?  How are captions used?  Accessibility laws  Benefits  Caption formats Caption Frame Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide Questions Common Caption Formats SRT DFXP Flash players SCC iPods, iTunes, DVD encoding SAMI Windows Media QT http://www.3playmedia.com YouTube and other web players QuickTime Tel: (617) 764-5189
  17. 17. Company Background Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media • Spinout from MIT  Company background  Overview of services • Developed innovative process for high quality, cost-effective transcription  Accuracy & Quality • >150 customers  Real-Time Editing  Interactive Transcript  Customer Support Select Customers Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  18. 18. Overview of Services Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media • Transcription • Closed captioning  Company background  Overview of services  Accuracy & Quality • Interactive web tools for video search  Real-Time Editing • Translation into foreign languages  Interactive Transcript  Customer Support • Integrated workflows with video platforms Quick Start Guide Questions http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  19. 19. Accuracy & Quality Introduction to Captioning Multi-Step Human Review Process Overview of 3Play Media  Company background  Overview of services  Accuracy & Quality  Real-Time Editing  Interactive Transcript  Customer Support Quick Start Guide Questions • >99% accuracy • All work done in USA • 200+ transcriptionists • Domain-specific expertise http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  20. 20. Accuracy & Quality Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media  Company background  Overview of services  Accuracy & Quality  Real-Time Editing  Interactive Transcript  Customer Support Quick Start Guide Questions Rigorous transcription standards http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  21. 21. Real-Time Editing Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media  Company background  Overview of services  Accuracy & Quality  Real-Time Editing  Interactive Transcript  Customer Support Quick Start Guide Questions • • • • http://www.3playmedia.com Each word linked to video/audio Edits instantly propagate to all output files No reprocessing is necessary! Find & replace Tel: (617) 764-5189
  22. 22. Interactive Transcript Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media  Company background  Overview of services  Accuracy & Quality  Real-Time Editing  Interactive Transcript  Customer Support Quick Start Guide Questions Makes video more searchable, engaging, and SEO-friendly http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  23. 23. Customer Support Introduction to Captioning Overview of 3Play Media “Working with 3Play Media has been an ease and a joy.  Company background  Overview of services  Accuracy & Quality  Real-Time Editing As a person who deals with technology, I do not look for a perfect service or product because I don't think such a thing exists. What's important is the customer service you get, and 3Play just plain rocks when it comes to helping out. In terms of tech, they are cutting edge and have a great UI for editing captions on the fly.”  Interactive Transcript Josh Harder, University of Wisconsin  Customer Support Quick Start Guide Questions “I rely heavily on 3Play Media for my transcription needs. I have always been impressed with the quality of their work and even more impressed with their customer service, which is top notch. I highly recommend this company.” Cate Reavis, MIT http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  24. 24. Account Setup Introduction Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide  Account Setup  Uploading Files  Final Output • Can have multiple users per account • Permission/access levels can be set for each user Importing Files  Users and billing Questions • Flexible billing using credit card or invoicing Security • Secure web-based system (https) • Users each have their own login credentials • Unique API keys and FTP credentials http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  25. 25. Uploading Files Introduction Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide  Account Setup  Uploading Files  Importing Files  Final Output Questions • • • • http://www.3playmedia.com Secure direct upload Secure FTP Paste links to video/audio assets Flexible APIs Tel: (617) 764-5189
  26. 26. Importing Files Introduction Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide  Account Setup  Uploading Files  Importing Files  Final Output Questions Video Platform Integrations *Echo360 and Tegrity are in progress http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  27. 27. Final Output Introduction Overview of 3Play Media Quick Start Guide  Account Setup  Uploading Files  Importing Files  Final Output Questions • Many formats available for download • Indefinite storage of transcript and caption files • Unlimited downloads • Access to other account tools at all times, including real-time editing http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  28. 28. Upcoming Webinar Making Online Video Work for You Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011 Time: 2pm Eastern; 11am Pacific Duration: 1 Hour Register link: http://www.carahsoft.com/event-detail/952/web/ http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  29. 29. Questions Introduction QUESTIONS? Overview of 3Play Media Video Tutorials: http://www.3playmedia.com/video-tutorials/ Quick Start Guide Questions Get Started: http://www.3playmedia.com/get-started/ Adam Jacobs Carahsoft adam.jacobs@carahsoft.com Ph: (703) 230-7461 Josh Miller 3Play Media josh@3playmedia.com Ph: (617) 764-5189 x102 http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189
  30. 30. http://www.3playmedia.com Tel: (617) 764-5189

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