NCAA Tournament Continues with Final Four, National Championship Games

by: David Titmus

And then there were four. The NCAA basketball tourney has been full of surprises thus far, with two No. 1 seeds (Kansas and Villanova), No. 3 seed Michigan, and No. 11 seed (and this year’s Cinderella fan-favorite) Loyola-Chicago making it all the way to the final weekend. VITAC has been … Read More

Vacationing in the Land of Soap Operas: Bringing Captions to Genoa City and the Forrester Fashion Scene

by: Sarah McPartland

Most of us as children were forced to endure the trials and tribulations of small towns like Genoa City, Wisconsin, or the drama of the Los Angeles fashion industry when visiting with our grandmothers. They would be fixated on the television screen each morning, drinking coffee and explaining that Katherine … Read More

March Madness: VITAC Captioning NCAA Hoops Tournament a Real Slam Dunk

by: David Titmus

More than a few people this week likely will be coming down with a serious case of March Madness as the NCAA college basketball tournament kicks off. This 68-team hardwood bonanza has been known to crown a Cinderella or two, produce at least one shining moment a year, and turn … Read More

VITAC Captioning PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

by: David Titmus

VITAC is proud to provide captioning for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, running now through next Sunday (March 18) on NBC and its affiliated networks. NBC Olympics will feature more than 250 hours of comprehensive coverage, including 94 hours of television coverage — nearly doubling the television coverage for … Read More

Bringing Sounds to Life: Making Sound Effects (and BB-8) Accessible to All

by: David Titmus

What’s the best way to describe a sound to someone? How would you capture, in words, the sound of an explosion as a thief blows up a bank vault, the thud of doors slamming as the robber runs out of the building, or the screech of a getaway car’s tires … Read More

NBC Olympics Selects VITAC Closed Captioning Services for its Production of 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang

by: David Titmus

VITAC Enables NBC Olympics to Provide Closed Captions During its Coverage of 2018 PyeongChang Games STAMFORD, CONN. – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected VITAC Corporation to provide closed captioning services for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, … Read More

VITAC Web Captioning with WebEx

by: VITAC

A growing number of companies are discovering that having their webcast meetings captioned live and on-demand is an essential tool for engaging employees and maximizing meeting productivity. Captions are 100 percent necessary to make meetings accessible and to meet federal requirements. They also have been shown to increase retention 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

Celebrating the Season at HDS

by: David Titmus

The holidays never fail to bring the best out in people and, for the past 22 years, VITAC and its employees have been embracing this season’s joy, warmth, and charity as a proud participant in the Angel Gift exchange program and holiday party at the Center for Hearing and Deaf … 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