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.
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
Amara’s mission is to foster collaboration and inclusion across the globe by enabling people to bridge language and accessibility barriers through online video content. Since 2010, Amara has been making video content more accessible through subtitles for Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences, as well as through translations into over 300 languages. As part of … Continue reading Leading the Way in Accessibility
We are excited to announce our newest offering, Amara Community. With Youtube Community Contributions scheduled to retire on September 28, 2020, Amara Community is a powerful alternative for Youtube creators. Since 2010, Amara has been a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating technologies, services, and communities that ensure a … Continue reading Start Your Amara Community: A Powerful Alternative to YouTube Community Contributions
Most orgs did 2014 wrap ups in the first week of January, but that gets a little overwhelming. We’re doing ours fashionably late instead – please enjoy! Accessibility volunteers, making a difference for others In 2014, we learned about reddit.com/r/CaptionPlease, an amazing community of accessibility-minded folks who caption short videos for anyone who requests them. … Continue reading Amara Newsletter (Feb ’15): A Fashionably Late 2014 Recap
Here's an impressive example of someone stepping up, advocating for what is right, and then following through in a major way. Tyler Oakley, a relatively popular YouTube creator who is best known for LGBT advocacy, posted this video a few days ago – you really have to watch:
In 2014, we focused on developing the Amara platform (making it faster and even more user friendly), building partnerships, and gaining long-term sustainability. In 2015, in addition to continuing this work, we also want to foster greater connections amongst online translation and accessibility communities. We're starting with this new sub-blog: Community, Accessibility & Translation (aka … Continue reading Amara Blog Redesign & Intro of CAT