MyVRSpot Releases New Closed Captioning Suite, Providing a Multitude of Tools to Aid School Districts in Meeting ADA Compliance

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Popular video platform releases closed captioning solutions for school districts.

“With our new closed captioning tools, our customers can choose between using our built-in caption editor to create their own caption files, using our customized speech-to-text algorithm to auto create their caption files, or they can even have our staff manually create caption files for them.”

MyVRSpot, the leading video management solution built specifically for education, recently announced the release of their new suite of closed captioning tools. Over the past few years, it has become increasingly important for videos which are displayed on school and district websites to meet ADA compliance for those with hearing impairments. Having closed captioning available for all publicly available videos not only allows millions of deaf and hard of hearing individuals an opportunity to better understand the video content, but it helps schools districts in meeting ADA compliance. A school or district website containing video or audio files that do not provide closed captions will fail any accessibility test.

MyVRSpot’s new caption tools provide multiple options which will aid educational institutions in becoming or maintaining compliance. “With our new closed captioning tools, our customers can choose between using our built-in caption editor to create their own caption files, using our customized speech-to-text algorithm to auto create their caption files, or they can even have our staff manually create caption files for them,” shares Michael Kessler, Founder and COO of MyVRSpot.

“In developing these new tools, we also took into consideration that a growing number of people don’t necessarily need the captioning option but prefer to watch videos without listening to the audio. This combined with the ever-increasing demand to address the needs of non-native English speaking students, parents, and community members, lead to us to build a language translation tool that allows for a closed caption file created in English, to be translated into over 100 different languages,” says Zach Lancaster, CTO of MyVRSpot.

Creating closed caption files with MyVRSpot’s solution is a simple 3-step process:

  •     Upload your videos to your MyVRSpot account
  •     Request a caption file be created in English or in multiple languages
  •     Grab the embed code for the video and paste it into any web page

For a limited time, MyVRSpot is offering any U.S. based school district or other educational institution, a 30-day free trial of their closed captioning solution. This trial includes uploading of their video(s), using the auto-captioning tool, and then sharing those videos with URL links or embedding them into their own websites. School districts can sign up for this trial at: http://www.myvrspot.com/myvrspot-closed-captioning/

About MyVRSpot

MyVRSpot is the leading video management solution for the K12 educational community. MyVRSpot currently works directly with more than 550 school districts throughout the U.S., and service several hundred additional districts through various partnerships. MyVRSpot provides video management solutions to K12 and higher education, including: online media repository for the hosting and sharing of all user-created content within each organization; Video Showcase system for sharing an unlimited number of videos through each organizations website without any coding; MediaSpot for the creating and sharing of video enhanced HTML documents; Closed Captioning of media files; and an "Anytime, Anywhere Live Broadcasting" solution. For more information, please visit http://www.myvrspot.com or call 888-237-6740.

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