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 and leaving them unable to provide captions. This presented a major threat to the deaf and hard of hearing because they no longer had access to the information needed to help protect their lives and property. That is until VITAC and its captioning professionals stepped in.

Click here to read an article by VITAC Chief Executive Officer Kevin Kilroy that appeared in The Huffington Post.