8 Tips for Creating Your Own Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat Captions

by: David Titmus

We often hear from people who want to caption their own videos. Though the best captions are created by professionals like those here at VITAC, we understand the struggle. Wildly popular platforms like Instagram and Snapchat allow users to create their own text to apply to prerecorded video. Facebook and … Read More

Captions Help Make all Classrooms – Physical and Virtual – Accessible

by: David Titmus

Schools and colleges across the country explored new ways to teach students this spring as the coronavirus pandemic forced academic institutions to shutter classrooms and cancel in-person instruction. As distance learning and virtual teaching became commonplace – nearly 55 million students nationwide continued their educations remotely while schools were closed … Read More

Wall Street Journal Article Notes Captions’ Growth, Popularity

by: David Titmus

An article in The Wall Street Journal (“[Inaudible Chatter] Closed Captioning Becomes Hit with TV Viewers”) takes a look at how captions have grown in popularity in both the deaf and hearing communities. The article states: “Subtitles have always been required reading for people watching foreign-language films. And for deaf … Read More

Captions with a Human Touch

by: David Titmus

Captioning has become central to media consumption in the United States − whether via traditional broadcast, social media channels, or through streaming media − and it continues to grow across all platforms. From the conference room to the classroom to the living room, captioning makes information attainable and retainable for … Read More

Behind the Scenes: The Art of Captioning Award Shows

by: David Titmus

Awards season is in full swing with Golden Globes and Critics Choice awards already sitting on celebrity shelves, while the Screen Actors Guild, Oscar, and Grammy awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. And just as it takes a crew of directors, stage producers, and set designers to … Read More

Behind the Scenes: The Challenges in Captioning Award Shows

by: David Titmus

Excitement for entertainment awards season continues to build as the nominations for the 2020 Oscars were unveiled earlier this week, while the Grammy and Screen Actors Guild awards shows are right around the corner. Making those shows accessible via captions can prove quite challenging not only for the skilled professionals … Read More

Video: How to Set Up and Enable Captions for YouTube Live Events

by: David Titmus

It’s no great secret that YouTube is a juggernaut in today’s video viewing world. The video sharing platform boasts more than 30 million active daily users (and nearly 2 billion active users each month) watching more than 1 billion hours of video each day. Though many of the videos that … Read More

Introducing VITAC’s “VITALK” Video Series

by: David Titmus

As the largest provider of closed captioning in the United States, we often get questions about the services we provide, how captions work, and the ease in which captions can be added to all content, just to name a few. To better help caption consumers and clients understand our wide … Read More

Doing Captions Right: Captioning Standards and Best Practices for Television

by: David Titmus

As the largest captioning company in the United States, we often get questions from clients and consumers regarding the basic rules, requirements, and regulations that govern captions. VITAC has worked with caption clients, viewers, and advocates for more than 30 years, and though not all video must be captioned by … Read More