Video accessibility company 3Play Media and The Viscardi Center — a network of nonprofits that educates, employs, and empowers children and adults with disabilities — today announced a partnership to provide businesses, non-profit organizations, and government entities with practical, long-term video accessibility solutions.
3Play Media is an integrated video accessibility platform with patented solutions for closed captioning, transcription, live captioning, audio description, and subtitling. 3Play Media combines machine learning (ML) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) with human review to provide innovative, highly accurate services. Customers span multiple industries, including media & entertainment, corporate, ecommerce, fitness, higher education, government, and eLearning. The Viscardi Center’s Digital Accessibility team specializes in a range of critical services, including website accessibility, document remediation, captioning/CART, and audio description. The partnership aims to advance both 3Play Media and The Viscardi Center’s reach by connecting new clients with essential services and solutions to meet evolving accessibility standards.
“3Play Media is thrilled to partner with The Viscardi Center, which shares the same critical mission of making video and virtual environments accessible to people with disabilities,” said Josh Miller, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, 3Play Media. “The combined toolsets of 3Play Media and The Viscardi Center will set organizations up for success in achieving accessibility goals and building better experiences for all users.”
“The digital landscape is intertwined with our daily lives more than ever before,” said Michael Caprara, CIO at The Viscardi Center. “It’s imperative that employees, students, and customers with disabilities have equal access to the web and video content including alternative formats, such as audio description. We’re proud to join forces with 3Play Media in our effort to help organizations prioritize, plan, and build fully inclusive digital environments that elevate the experience for all users.”
About 3Play Media
3Play Media was founded in 2007 by four MIT graduate students researching affordable ways to make video accessible through innovative technology. 3Play Media serves more than 10,000 customers across multiple industries, including education, media & entertainment, government, and enterprise companies. 3Play Media’s solution helps customers to increase the value of their online video by making it accessible, usable, searchable, and SEO-friendly. 3Play Media’s mission is committed to making web video widely accessible, using technology and human expertise to deliver high-quality video accessibility services at a fair cost and unlimited scale.
About The Viscardi Center
The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations based in Albertson, provides a lifespan of services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities. Its programs and services include Pre-K through High School education, school-to-work transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement, entrepreneurship and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and businesses. It was founded in 1952 by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. who himself wore prosthetic legs, served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter, and became one of the world’s leading advocates for people with disabilities.