Swagit Productions, LLC Provides Transparency with ADA Compliant Streaming Solution
Bonita Unified School District has boosted their School Board meeting accessibility and citizen engagement with the Avior™ hands-free broadcast solution, EASE™ hands-free video streaming, and closed-captioning services – all provided by Swagit Productions.
Bonita USD Board of Education meetings are recorded pursuant to California Gov. Code 54953.5 and are rebroadcast on Community Channel 3. Individual meeting videos are available on-demand, in an enriched format, and can be viewed on all platforms or devices capable of video playback, including mobile devices. Click here to watch the Bonita USD BOE December 11, 2019 meeting: https://bonitausdca.new.swagit.com/videos/38561.
Swagit’s solutions provide a reliable high definition and dynamic viewing experience for Bonita USD’s meeting videos. With Swagit’s hands-free Avior™ HD broadcast solution, video control and recording of Board meetings is completely hands-free – an on-site production team is not needed.
Swagit’s advanced video indexing solution allows viewers to choose which meeting agenda items they wish to watch, and then jumps directly to that particular video segment. Lower-third graphics to help identify agenda items, plus who is on camera and speaking. A “Share” tab provides a shareable link to any specific point in a meeting video. Videos are closed-captioned as well, meeting FCC mandated ADA requirements for closed captioning as well as Level AA WCAG 2.0 video accessibility requirements.
“Swagit’s Avior™ hands-free video streaming® and EASE™ indexing services are helping to improve Bonita USD’s efficiency and public engagement efforts without additional workload for their teams,” said Russell Towers, Account Manager. “These on-demand broadcasts provide a convenient way for taxpayers and families to stay informed about school business. And Swagit’s captioning services directly enhance video accessibility and transparency for all viewers.”
Closed captions are not just for viewers who are deaf or hearing impaired. They can help citizens for whom English is a second or third language, by spelling out the spoken content and making it easier to follow along. In noisy or office environments, viewers can watch captioned meeting and event videos without disrupting their surroundings. Captioning is also beneficial for viewing by large audiences, or for conference presentations where background noise is a factor.
Bonita Unified School District is the largest public school district in San Dimas, California. With over 10,000 students in 16 K-12 schools, it serves the communities of San Dimas and La Verne, and part of Glendora, in Los Angeles County.