New Laws, Technology Helping Bridge Accessibility Gaps

by: David Titmus

A new city law and a police department outreach program are working to close accessibility and communication gaps for members of New York state’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community. City Adopts New Captioning Law Rochester, NY, next month will join a … Read More

Three Reasons for Captioning Corporate Training Videos

by: David Titmus

Corporate training videos are useful tools when new employees join a company and go through their initial group orientation. And when hiring individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, and abilities, captioning those training videos provides all employees with total access to … Read More

Section 508 Compliance “Refresh” to Take Effect in January

by: David Titmus

A long-awaited update to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act will bring accessibility requirements up to speed with modern technology, revise the standards that communication and information technology must meet when purchased or developed by the federal government, and bring … Read More

The Human Art of Captioning

by: David Titmus

For some, closed captions are simply those words that flow across the bottom of televisions that describe the on-screen dialogue and action. But for nearly 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard of hearing community, captions are so much … Read More

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 … 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 … Read More

VITAC to Recruit Work-From-Home Captioners at Denver Veterans Job Fair

by: David Titmus

The country’s largest accessible media provider expands commitment to the military community VITAC, the nation’s largest provider of captioning services, is teaming up with other employers to provide opportunities for job seekers with military backgrounds at the DAV RecruitMilitary Denver … 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 … Read More

FCC Announces Effective Date for Captioning Responsibilities Report and Order

by: VITAC

Video Programmer and VPD Caption Responsibilities Take Effect September 22, 2016,  Certifications, New Caption Complaint Process to be Announced at Later Date Earlier year, the FCC released a Report and Order clarifying television closed captioning responsibilities in regard to compliance with the … Read More