By Ben Kalb

Get the Highest Social Media Engagement with Captions

Have you noticed the trend lately? Social media feeds are no longer showing just simple text or images. Now we’re seeing social media platforms shift quickly and favorably toward video. So why is this shift happening? Because the social giants know users are engaging with video more often than plain text or images…

By Ben Kalb

The Tax and SEO Benefits of Closed Captioning

Who would’ve guessed that tax benefits and SEO go together? It’s true for closed captioning. Not only does closed captioning provide accessibility to and benefit a broader audience, but there are several benefits to your business as well—two of which are tax credits and SEO.

By Ben Kalb

YouTube Introduces New Caption Features

Recent YouTube improvements have made watching online videos with captions better than ever. Since YouTube’s introduction of caption support in 2006, the social media site has been a trendsetter for online accessibility.

By Ben Kalb

FCC Sets Deadlines For Internet Captioning

Another important milestone to providing accessibility over the Internet has been reached. In October 2010, President Obama signed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) into law. Among the things it required was closed captioning for video programming delivered over the Internet.​

By Ben Kalb

Who Is Required To Close-Caption?

With only a few exceptions, all programming for broadcast in the United States must be closed captioned. The rules for the requirement of closed captions were directed by the U.S. Congress in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and became effective starting in 1998. Since then, the required amount of captioning has been steadily increasing. Today, nearly 100% of all English and Spanish language programming is closed captioned.


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