BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3Play Media announced today the launch of a game changing new audio description service, which will provide video producers and publishers with a drastically more flexible and cost-effective solution for complying with federal and state accessibility laws. Audio description makes video accessible for blind and low-vision viewers by narrating the relevant visual information contained in a video.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to beta test with 3Play Media,” said Robin Sitten, eLearning Program Manager at Perkins School for the Blind. “By adding audio description to their suite of media access services, 3Play Media will provide a leg up to all higher ed and professional development programs working hard to meet accessibility requirements.”
Utilizing a combination of human describers and advanced speech synthesis technology, 3Play Media has been able to bring the cost of audio description well below current market prices. Content publishers can submit videos for description and download their completed files through a simple online account system. Unlike any other description offer, publishers will be able to edit files in an easy to use interface and receive updated versions on demand.
To alleviate the exceptional difficulty of publishing audio description, 3Play Media has developed a keyboard accessible audio description plugin, which will interact with a publisher’s existing media player to enable audio description without having to republish an accessible version of the video.
“This is an exciting step toward making every video accessible in every way," said Josh Miller, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at 3Play Media. "We will continue to invest in technology that delivers scalable, cost-effective solutions for content publishers to meet accessibility requirements and provide the best possible experience for all users.”
About 3Play Media
3Play Media is a leading provider of captioning, transcription, audio description, and subtitling solutions, as well as video search and accessible plugins. 3Play Media has more than 2,000 customers in higher education, media and entertainment, enterprise, and online video. 3Play Media's goal is to simplify the process of making video accessible through APIs, video plugins, a user-friendly web-based account system, and integrations with leading video players. 3Play Media was founded in 2007 and is based in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit http://www.3playmedia.com.
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