Video and SEO: How Captioning Enhances Your Message and Expands Your Reach

by: David Titmus

Video has fast become the king of online content, with studies showing that video accounts for more than 70 percent of all web traffic, with 55 percent of people watching online each day. YouTube now stands as the second largest search engine after Google, attracting more viewers ages 18-34 than … Read More

Website Accessibility in the Hot Seat

by: David Titmus

Website accessibility has become a hot topic in the judicial system as more courts are ruling that websites are places of public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Store websites are common for retailers these days, and businesses need to ensure their online presence is just as accessible as … Read More

Expanded Audio Description on TV Programs: Coming Soon!

by: David Titmus

Many TV fans who are blind or have low vision rely on audio description to experience television programming. In the same way captions provide a visual way to experience sound, audio description provides an audio means to experience video. It is a narrative description of onscreen actions, visual cues, and … Read More

When Disaster Strikes Information Access is Critical for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

by: David Titmus

Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on communities in Texas leaving many without access to news updates and local programming. Specifically, those in the deaf and hard of hearing community were left in the dark when Houston television station KHOU lost its broadcast facility due to flooding — causing major equipment damage … Read More

Captioning in the Classroom

by: David Titmus

VITAC provides accessible solutions at all levels of education Students across the country face many challenges throughout the school year, with many juggling sports, family life, extracurricular activities, academic studies, testing, jobs, and more. But for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, there often are additional challenges that … Read More

Are You Making Your Stadium Accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Fans?

by: VITAC

Whether you’re creating accessible sporting events, concerts, speeches, conventions, shows, or anything else, there’s a way to include everyone. Don’t let ADA requirements throw you a curveball. Throw a hail Mary for accessibility and start captioning your event-center programming. With lawsuits for accessibility becoming more common by the day, we thought … Read More

Caption Files for Web Videos

by: VITAC

Captioning videos on popular web platforms such as Facebook and YouTube is easy. Captioned Web videos are… Searchable: YouTube captions are searchable – accurate VITAC captions will connect people with your video and improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO) results. Accessible: Captions expand your audience – your captioned web video reaches people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, … Read More