As a part of Amara's Leading the Way in Accessibility effort, we are writing a series of blog posts to highlight people who have dedicated themselves to improving accessibility. It is our pleasure to start off this series by recognizing a lifelong accessibility advocate, Svetlana Kouznetsova.Svetlana was gracious enough to join us for an interview … Continue reading Leading the Way in Accessibility: Recognizing Svetlana Kouznetsova
We have compiled some simple subtitling guidelines to help Amara users create quality subtitles. From practical standards to human-centered focus, we are sharing these few simple steps to help people create subtitles that help audiences enjoy the content that they love.
We would like to take the opportunity to delve further into what it means to create accessibility for online video in the age of automatically generated captioning.
What is Amplifying Voices of Change? Our newest initiative is all about amplifying today’s critical voices of change that are leading us toward a more equitable, sustainable and accessible world. Currently, our efforts are focused on the US election, with its global implications. We are translating election materials for the most difficult states to vote in. … Continue reading Get Involved in Amplifying Voices of Change!
These first six states listed below are considered the hardest to vote in, which is why we've translated how to videos – click a state to watch: MississippiMissouriSouth CarolinaConnecticutTennesseeTexasGeorgia More Info + Get Involved Need a specific language? Leave a comment and we'll try to help!Get involved – help translate and/or share on social media.Learn … Continue reading How to Vote in Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina for 2020 [translated]
Video content is great at piquing audience attention, creating shareable social media content, and providing some variety in your online presence. Making videos accessible has been Amara's mission since it was first created by the Participatory Culture Foundation. As we spend more time online in our personal and professional lives, accessibility has become a prevalent … Continue reading The Future of Video Accessibility
Amplifying Voices of Change - How to Vote in Mississippi Last week we discussed issues immigrant communities in the United States face when trying to cast their vote. While systematic issues have hindered voting before, the emergence of COVID-19 has presented additional challenges to ensuring equal access to voting.In an effort to help address low … Continue reading Amplifying Voices of Change – How to Vote in Mississippi