Captions and Visual Learning: How the Right Image and the Right Text Can Make the Difference

by: David Titmus

Humans are visual creatures. Our brains are made for visual processing, with studies showing that approximately 65 percent of people are “visual learners” (though some have estimated that number could be even higher, depending on a study’s methodology and learning styles). People remember 80 percent of what they see and … Read More

VITAC and WPSD Celebrate 27th Annual Holiday Art Contest

by: David Titmus

VITAC is proud to celebrate 27 years of a wonderful holiday partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented teachers and students. For nearly three decades, WPSD students have created artwork around a holiday theme, with their art prominently featured on VITAC’s holiday cards to … 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

Local Students Tour VITAC Headquarters

by: VITAC

A group of court-reporting students from the Community College of Allegheny County toured the VITAC headquarters October 3rd, a visit entry-level students make with their professor, Mary Beth Johnson, every fall. Led by Realtime Captioner Trainer Sharon Siatkowski, students listened to an overview of the realtime and pre-recorded captioning departments … Read More