In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law, we are proud to highlight how Barnes Creative Studios (BCS), a top-ranked video production company for commercial real estate, hotels, luxury resorts and more, has developed a unique, streamlined solution to make Matterport 3D tours ADA-compliant and accessible to people with disabilities.
The BCS solution is a proprietary embedded player that contains the Matterport 3D tour in addition to an additional piece of media to make the entire presentation ADA compliant. The alternative that is added contains a pre-recorded video-guided virtual tour, a transcript, audio descriptions as well as live captions.
With the BCS solution and embedded player, the key features and amenities of the property are highlighted and transcribed into the video guided tour, essentially a highlight reel of the space on steroids. The goal of the highlight reel is to be representative of a traditional walkthrough of the property while still capturing the layout and features throughout.
The real magic happens behind the scenes where all of these elements are programmed to work with a screen reader. The screen reader is what makes the media accessible to people with disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning and neurological. Not only does the BCS embedded player enable ADA compliance, but it also ensures adherence to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
If you are interested in learning more about Barnes Creative Studios and their solution for ADA-compliant virtual tours, visit the Matterport Marketplace or visit the Barnes Creative Studios website for more information.