FCC Considering Expanded Audio Description Requirements

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a proposal that would require 40 more broadcast markets to provide audio descriptions of video programming. Many TV viewers who are blind or have low vision rely on audio description to experience television programming. In the same way captions provide a visual way … Read More

ADA Round-Up: COVID-19, White House Interpreters, and Medical Center Accessibility

by: David Titmus

Welcome to the latest edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Accessibility and COVID-19 The National Association of the Deaf  and the National Council on Disability have sent letters to the White House asking why there aren’t sign … Read More

Looking back: TV Closed Captions Celebrate 40 Years

by: David Titmus

This month celebrates the 40th anniversary of closed captions on television, and provides an opportunity to look back at TV captioning’s humble beginnings as well as the strides the industry has made since. A recent article on Time.com highlighted the work that went into bringing those first closed captions to … Read More

VITAC Captioning Solutions Meet Rising Demand for Remote Meetings, Conferences

by: David Titmus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US, major corporations are asking their employees to work remotely as a protection against the illness, while others are restricting all non-essential business travel to keep the virus from spreading. To protect their workforces, companies … Read More

ADA ROUND-UP: MIT SETTLES CAPTIONING SUIT; COMMUNICATION POLICIES IN THE COURTS

by: David Titmus

Welcome to the latest edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. MIT Settles Captioning Suit The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has agreed to settle a captioning lawsuit and will introduce new guidelines to make its website and … Read More

VITAC Celebrates Court Reporting and Captioning Week

by: David Titmus

Next week is Court Reporting and Captioning Week, which celebrates the contributions of captioners and court reporters and all the benefits we gain from their hard work. Captioners provide a vital service for tens of millions of people, and the captions our talented professionals create right here at VITAC each … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Reasonable Accommodations, Legislative Captions, and Litigation Data

by: David Titmus

Welcome to the latest edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Florida ADA Suit Can Move Forward A federal appeals court earlier this month cleared the way for a lawsuit alleging that the Florida House and Senate violated … Read More

VITAC Webinars Keep Clients, Consumers in the Know

by: David Titmus

Have questions about captions and captioning? Unsure how to start the ball rolling on creating a more accessible – and ADA-compliant – meeting space for clients and colleagues? Curious if captions can integrate with your video platform? Don’t worry, VITAC has you covered. As the nation’s leader in closed captioning … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Stadium, Prison Accessibility in the Spotlight

by: David Titmus

Welcome to the latest edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lawsuit Claims ADA Violations in Florida Prisons A lawsuit filed by advocacy group Disability Rights Florida alleges that Florida’s corrections department breached an agreement to accommodate inmates … Read More