VITAC Integrations Keep Captions up with the Latest Technology

by: David Titmus

VITAC Integrations has made it easier than ever to bring captions to your online meetings and conferences. We offer extensive caption integrations for both live and offline captioning. From social media streaming and processing platforms to video management systems and workflows, VITAC Integrations provides a wide variety of client-specific processes … Read More

VITAC: Industry-leading Services and Accessibility Solutions

by: David Titmus

We’ve recently heard other captioning companies tout the fact that they do more than 1,000 hours of captioning each week. And while that certainly sounds impressive, it’s all in a day’s work for VITAC. Actually, less than a day’s work. VITAC creates more than 1,500 hours of captions each day. … Read More

VITAC Among Featured Panelists, Presenters at Silicon Valley Accessibility Discussion

by: David Titmus

VITAC will be among the panelists and presenters at next week’s Silicon Valley Video Producer’s discussion and technology demo on accessibility and inclusion strategies for video production. VITAC Chief Technology Officer Ted Collins will be featured on a panel discussing advancements in closed captioning. The panel, which also includes Dr. … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Major Retailers Facing Disability Discrimination Cases

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jury Awards $5.2 Million in Walmart Disability Discrimination Case A jury awarded $5.2 million in damages after finding that Walmart violated federal law when it refused to … Read More

Supreme Court Denies Domino’s Website Accessibility Petition

by: David Titmus

The United States Supreme Court last week declined to take up a petition by Domino’s Pizza that asked the high court to weigh in on whether the pizza chain’s website needs to be accessible to people with disabilities. Normally it’s not news when a court takes no action, but in … Read More

VITAC Among Sponsors of CMMA’s National Conference

by: VITAC

VITAC is proud to be a President’s Circle sponsor of next week’s Communications Media Management Association’s (CMMA) National Conference. The conference will be held from Sunday, Oct. 20, through Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California. VITAC representatives will be on-site to discuss the … Read More

VITAC Files Support of FCC Petition on Caption Quality Metrics, ASR Rulemaking

by: David Titmus

VITAC supports a petition before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that asks that the commission develop objective, technology- and methodology-neutral metrics for live captioning quality, and issue a declaratory ruling on the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies. Specifically, the petition asks that the FCC issue a ruling explaining … Read More

FCC Considering Unsupervised ASR for Captioned Telephone Service

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission is considering applications by three companies seeking to provide Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) solely via automatic speech recognition technologies. Applications were filed by VTCSecure, LLC, MachineGenius, Inc., and Clarity Products, LLC to provide IP CTS calls using automatic speech recognition (ASR) without the … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Courts Tackle Lack of Access Suits, Sanction Serial ADA Filer

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Festival Sued Over Lack of Interpreters Two California men are suing the Burning Man Project, which produces the annual Burning Man community and arts festival in Nevada, … Read More

Deaf Awareness Month Celebrates Culture, Heritage, Language

by: David Titmus

September is Deaf Awareness Month in the United States − a month-long celebration dedicated to increasing public awareness of deaf culture and deaf issues as well as recognizing the heritage and language unique to the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHOH) community. Advocacy groups and organizations across the country are hosting educational … Read More