You have the ability to turn on captions for certain television shows. This allows you to read what is being said. Many people never use this feature but for some people it’s a need! Video accessibility is one of our specialties at Videotelephony. What this means is that different people have different needs. Your clients may be deaf, legally blind, hard of hearing, dyslexic or have any number of other disabilities preventing them from completely understanding your offering and limiting their ability to make an informed purchase.
Captioning in live and pre-recorded video is a game changer. It can take a video from being inaccessible to accessible.
We are working with Bee Communications to provide captioning with LIVE WEBCASTING. They do the captioning remotely so they don’t have to be in the same area, let alone the same country as you! For those of you who had the same misconception as me in thinking that captioning is an easy job, need to have a talk with Beth of Bee Communications. Although it’s hard work, it’s worth the effort to potentially increase your customer base by becoming more inclusive.
Just like on TV, you can even create closed captioning so that it doesn’t distract from the video for those who do not need it. Some other things you can consider doing to increase video accessibility is descriptive video and keyboard controls among many others. We would love to continue educating you on this topic in newer blog posts.
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