Progress Over Perfection: A Better Way to Accessibility

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What’s the progress over perfection approach in accessibility? First, let’s get something out of the way. Often, people think accessibility is the web development or IT team’s job. Far from it. Accessibility is for everyone. It’s everyone’s responsibility, every department from human (HR) resources and marketing to finance and procurement has a part to play. … Read more

Companies: Get Started with Accessibility and Hiring People with Disabilities

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Many companies’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives overlook people with disabilities and accessibility. Hence, they have a gaping hole in their workforce. People with disabilities come up with innovative solutions and ways to better their companies. We also notice things most employees won’t catch. Jessica Lopez has a great post that lists technology inventions … Read more

Captioning Videos: Special Topics

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Here’s a round-up of short captioned topics and tips. These used to be in the giant captioned video guide. But it was becoming unwieldy and I wanted to take out instructions for software as that’s always changing. I also separated out the Captioning Videos FAQ. ContentsCaptions Revealing SecretsMusic ExampleCrying ExampleCaption TimingUse #Captioned When Posting Videos3 … Read more

Captioning Videos FAQ

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Thank you for your interest in captioning videos! When you caption videos, You’ll be rewarded with more video views because those with captions reach more viewers than those without captions. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about captioning videos. ContentsWho uses captions on videos?How do I create captions for videos?1. DIY: Do-it-yourself2. Caption … Read more

Deaf FAQ: My Perspective

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When I give a presentation, I always preface it: “I can only share my experience as a deaf person because we’re all diverse.” We’re all different. Some of us are born deaf. Some are late-deafened. Some of us wear hearing devices. Some don’t. Some of us learn to speak and read lips. Some of us … Read more