atdove.org's New Accessibility Feature

Veterinary Training Website atdove.org Announces New Accessibility Feature

50 subtitled videos to rollout in response to user feedback

PORTLAND, Ore.— atdove.org is expanding its subtitled video library to improve veterinary education. As a leader in online staff training and education, atdove.org strives to provide best videos for veterinary professionals.

In an effort to meet user suggestions, the site is rolling out its first 50 videos with verified subtitles. Accessibility is a high priority for atdove.org based on user feedback but poses challenges. Given the nature of veterinary content, automated closed captioning is inaccurate and the videos must be manually transcribed. Medical terminology, pharmaceutical names, and animal anatomy yield the most transcription errors.

“We have to double-check and verify our captioning, to ensure medical accuracy,” says Kaitlyn Sanborn, Account Executive for atdove.org. “I’ve seen hypoadrenocorticism transcribed as ‘hippo a dream-o criticism’! Subtitles are important for accessibility, and we are working to get as many videos captioned as possible.”

Their goal is to eventually have most of their short-form content subtitled. Atdove.org will continue to add subtitles and closed captioning to all its videos.  In the meantime, the list of captioned videos can be found here.

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About atdove.org

atdove.org is an online training platform for all veterinary professionals. With a continuously expanding library of educational content, the website features practicing professionals working on the floor at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, as they perform real-life procedures on actual patients. Free trials are available for the entire veterinary practice and offer high-quality videos and interactive training tools. Visit atdove.org to learn more.

About DoveLewis

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, animal-assisted therapy made possible through a partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray, wild and abused animals, and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families. With more than 40 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated over 500,000 animals and has been deemed one of Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofits by The Portland Business Journal for eight years! For more information, please visit www.dovelewis.org.

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https://www.atdove.org/news-room/atdoveorgs-new-accessibility-feature