ADA Roundup: Bomb Cyclones, Website Accessibility, and Increased Lawsuits

by: David Titmus

Today we launch a new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. This month we look at recent news on emergency interpreters, website accessibility challenges, and ADA lawsuits. Bomb Cyclone Accessibility Concerns A Colorado organization voiced concerns over the lack … Read More

Webinar: Why Should You Caption?

by: David Titmus

Captions provide a link not only to entertainment, but also to education, news, and emergency information for nearly 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHOH) community. They enable a broad range of organizations, from tech firms to financial service advisers to educational institutions, to help employees, customers, and … Read More

“Read Captions Across America,” World Hearing Day Celebrated this Weekend

by: David Titmus

There are a few important captioning and hearing awareness initiatives planned over the next few days in the U.S. and around the world. Check out below some of the events happening this weekend! ● “Read Captions Across America” (RCAA) is held each year in conjunction with the National Education Association’s … Read More

VITAC by the Numbers

by: David Titmus

There is an old saying that “the numbers speak for themselves.” And while that’s true, it’s also true that they might need a little help in doing so. Stats and figures are thrown around every day, often containing very little context to help others understand the stories they are telling. … Read More

Video: How to Upload Caption Files to YouTube and Facebook

by: David Titmus

There are more than 3 billion people using social media, with YouTube and Facebook among the most popular platforms. And today’s social media landscape is becoming a “video first” world, where video, whether it be online tutorials, news clips, or cats playing the piano, is at the heart of everything. … Read More

VITAC’s Heather York Again Named to FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee

by: David Titmus

Heather York, VITAC’s Vice President, Marketing and Government Affairs, has been chosen to serve a two-year term on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). York has served on the previous two Disability Advisory Committees as a non-voting member of the video programming subcommittee, and has advised on … Read More

In the Spotlight: VITAC’s Event Center and Stadium Captioning Service

by: David Titmus

VITAC’s exclusive Event Center and Stadium Captioning Solutions service helps make games, events, and concerts inclusive to all while also meeting accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our Event Center and Stadium Captioning service enables skilled, remote captioners to listen to live audio feeds from arenas, stadiums, or … Read More

VITAC Launches New Captioning Ordering Site

by: David Titmus

VITAC, a leader in captioning and accessible solutions for more than three decades, has unveiled a new, refreshed ordering site, making it even easier for customers to order new captioning services and update already scheduled captioning projects. The new ordering site – order.vitac.com – replaces “order.captioncolorado.com,” and features streamlined visual … Read More

How to Make Social Media Videos More Accessible to Friends, Family, and Followers

by: David Titmus

There are more than 3 billion people using social media, with some estimates showing that 11 new people use social networking sites for the first time every second. And video, which has fast become the king of online content, plays a huge role in social media and in the lives … Read More

VITAC’s Government Captioning Services Have the Answers to Website Accessibility Questions

by: David Titmus

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, many modern technologies, such as online websites that are commonplace today, were still years away from making their mark. And as technology has increased over the past three decades, so, too, have the questions over how ADA laws apply … Read More