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Putting Your Videos Online

Putting Your Videos Online

YouTube has devoted massive resources to make sharing videos online as easy as possible. In most cases if you want to share video on your website it makes sense to use a free service, like YouTube, built exactly for that purpose.

If it’s a very short, looping clip without sound then maybe you do want to host it. Think about if it’s worth the SEO hit you’ll take for a slower load time, and viewers not necessarily being able to play video on mobile devices. Is that video element really worth it?

If you are going to add video to your website here are some things to keep in mind.
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Is your website Accessible and ADA compliant?

Beyonce looking unsure

Beyoncé was sued last year for not having an accessible website!

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) was signed into law in 1990. Websites that are not accessible to the blind or visually impaired are in violation of Title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in “places of public accommodation.” 42 U.S.C. § 12182(a).

Your website needs to be easy to read and understand across devices for all people. I think this is a great idea regardless of the law!
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