Millennials + Captioned Videos = Success

by: VITAC

Millennials (18 to 35 years of age) are quickly becoming the primary population group in the United States. And, with a presence of about 83.1 million individuals in the marketplace, their consumer behavior is undeniably powerful. Millennials Prefer to View Online Content Silently According to a Harvard study, 83 percent … Read More

The Benefits of Captioning Digital Video

by: David Titmus

The Internet is the new frontier for closed captioning. Audiences of all ages continue to turn to the Internet and their mobile devices as more high-quality video content becomes available. This change in viewing habits is especially true among millennials, and digital video producers and advertisers have taken notice by … Read More

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 handful of other cities across the United States that require … 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

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

Why Your Company Should be Captioning its Video Content

by: VITAC

In the digital age, content is king. YouTube alone generates 72 hours of new video every minute, and captioned video should be the first weapon in the corporate arsenal to cut through the noise and reach your audience. Captioned videos allow web crawlers to index the transcripts, thereby boosting SEO … Read More

Vice Media: Find Your Tribe, Tell Your Story, and I’ll Caption It.

by: Sarah McPartland

by Sarah McPartland, Senior Offline Captioner ©   The road to becoming an Offline Captioner is somewhat like going back to school. You spend roughly four to six weeks perfecting your writing skills, add math into the mix at some point, then become a pro once you’ve researched and verified some … Read More

Captioning Awareness Week Bringing Accessibility to U.K. Stage and Culture Events

by: VITAC

by Johnathan Moore This week, Stagetext is celebrating their second Captioning Awareness Week. From November 14th-19th, theatre and culture events around the U.K will be captioned for the 11 million deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens. Throughout the week, Stagetext is shining a spotlight on providing live captions for plays. There are … Read More