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UBTech 2013: June 11, 2013
Accessibility is a growing concern:
- More than 1 billion people have a disability
- 56.7 million report a disability in the U.S.
- 48 million (20%) in U.S. have some hearing loss
- 11% of postsecondary students report having a disability
- 45% of 1.6 million veterans sought disability
- 177,000+ veterans claimed hearing loss
Captions convey all spoken content as well as relevant sound effects and are time-synchronized with the media. They provide accessibility to video content for people with hearing loss, as well as providing a number of other benefits.
Accessibility laws affecting captioning include Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
The values of captions include:
- Accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Accessibility for ESL viewers
- Flexibility to view anywhere, such as noisy environments or offices
- Navigation, better UX
- Used as source for translation
Follow the slides above to learn how to add captions to your videos through 3Play Media.
Tole Khesin | VP Marketing, 3Play Media