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Future of Accessibility & Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired Students

By Verbit Editorial

Equal opportunities are a necessity in education, playing a crucial role in people’s personal growth, determining their future career prospects and in general human flourishing. Access to education also shouldn’t be dictated by morally arbitrary circumstances, such as the gender, social class or race of an individual. More institutions are committing themselves to inclusion and disability services are coming to…
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Disability Initiatives & Accessibility Expectations at Today’s Institutions

By Danielle Chazen

Accessibility and inclusion are no longer under the jurisdiction of a university’s disability department alone. However, individuals in direct disability and accessibility roles can provide other university stakeholders with a great deal of knowledge, experience and findings to ensure they’re setting their schools and students up for success. Professionals and faculty across all aspects of the university must take note…
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Teaching Hacks: ‘Let’s Take Work Off Your Plate’

By Danielle Chazen

How can learning coexist in physical and virtual spaces? With over a year of hybrid learning under their belts, university educators and instructional designers have findings to share. From what’s working well to what you should avoid doing, join Verbit as we host a live virtual summit, EduALL: Making Higher Education Work for All Learners on April 22nd. We’ll explore…
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Video Translation 101: Higher Accuracy for Broader Reach

By Verbit Editorial

The demand for translation services continues to rise. In the past decade, the industry has doubled in size and is now worth over $56 billion dollars in 2021. There are numerous reasons why, including the globalization of business. Content is being consumed online by international audiences and brands need to provide customer service to  global consumers. As a result, video…
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UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Media & Cinemas

By Danielle Chazen

The UK government has announced a Culture Recovery Fund to help support the reopening and recovery of more than 90 independent cinemas across England. £30m has been set aside for England’s independent cinemas. 92 venues will receive a share of more than £6.5m from the British Film Institute, or BFI, which is distributing funds as part of this support package…
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What ARPA & Higher-Ed Emergency Relief Funds Mean for Schools

By Danielle Chazen

The CARES Act, or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, was passed by Congress in March 2020. Of the $2.2 trillion allotted to provide quick and much-needed economic aid to the Americans impacted by the pandemic, $14B was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. In January 2021, The US…
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Verbit Releases Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) Support

By Danielle Chazen

Verbit's leadership are excited to announce the release of our full support for Real-Time Messaging Protocol, or RTMP. RTMP can benefit broadcast companies who are streaming events in real-time, as it supports what's known as low-latency streaming. It is also well known for minimal buffering, which enhances the user experience. "This is a game-changer and an offering of great importance for…
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Closed Captioning Standards for Audio & Video Accessibility

By Verbit Editorial

Providing accessibility to individuals with hearing impairement is critical. It provides independence to individuals, helping them to follow their desired career paths, enjoy activities and participate equally. The rise of accessibility implementation and awareness in the US is driven by both the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as continuous technological breakthroughs. With more technologies to choose from…
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Why Remote Learning Isn’t Online Learning

By Danielle Chazen

Simply put: remote learning isn't online learning. Most of what was perceived as online learning in 2020 was education based on temporary solutions and contingency plans. Most remote courses were not designed or conducted with best practices for online learning in mind. It was a time of scrambling to keep education delivery afloat. So what did higher education learn about…
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