Quick Start to Accessible Video

Concurrent Session 3

Brief Abstract

Video's not going anywhere! Learn how to get ahead of accessibility requirements with captioning and audio description. We'll cover the basics of video accessibility, benefits for all students and learners, how to publish captions and audio description, video player compatibility, and legal requirements for captioning and describing video.


Josh Miller is one of the founders of 3Play Media, which provides closed captioning and transcription services to make video accessible, searchable, and more engaging. 3Play Media has over 2,000 customers across industries, including Harvard, MIT, Oracle, Viacom, NBCUniversal, Stanford, Cisco, US Department of State, P&G and more. As Chief Revenue Officer, Josh oversees the company's sales and marketing teams and is responsible for new growth. Josh frequently speaks on the topic of closed captioning, video accessibility and video search. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and a MBA from MIT Sloan.

Extended Abstract

Ever wanted to know the mechanics behind captioning and audio description?

Besides attracting a more diverse audience and enhancing the user experience, captions and audio description have fascinating and important fundamentals that will be explored in this webinar. With the predominance of accessibility laws and the upcoming refresh of Section 508 (which requires organizations to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards by early 2018), it’s the perfect time to become well-versed in captioning and audio description.

In this session, we will deconstruct captioning and audio description down to its nuts and bolts. We will explore the legal requirements, benefits, best practices, how-to’s and more of captioning and audio description to ensure you can confidently proclaim yourself as an accessibility guru.

This presentation will cover:

  • What are captions? What is audio description?
  • Why should we caption and provide audio description?
  • How do you publish captions and audio description?
  • Who creates captions and audio description?
  • Where can you publish captions and audio description?