The Human Art of Captioning

by: David Titmus

For some, closed captions are simply those words that flow across the bottom of televisions that describe the on-screen dialogue and action. But for nearly 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard of hearing community, captions are so much more — they are an important connection to a world … Read More

Video and SEO: How Captioning Enhances Your Message and Expands Your Reach

by: David Titmus

Video has fast become the king of online content, with studies showing that video accounts for more than 70 percent of all web traffic, with 55 percent of people watching online each day. YouTube now stands as the second largest search engine after Google, attracting more viewers ages 18-34 than … Read More

Assembling Accessible Graduations


‘Tis the season for graduations, that much-revered ritual at educational institutions everywhere. The ceremonies taking place at high schools, colleges, and universities across the country in the coming weeks mark an important chapter in the lives of students and their families. As such, it’s important that everyone be able to … Read More

Why Your Company Should be Captioning its Video Content


In the digital age, content is king. YouTube alone generates 72 hours of new video every minute, and captioned video should be the first weapon in the corporate arsenal to cut through the noise and reach your audience. Captioned videos allow web crawlers to index the transcripts, thereby boosting SEO … Read More

Vice Media: Find Your Tribe, Tell Your Story, and I’ll Caption It.

by: Sarah McPartland

by Sarah McPartland, Senior Offline Captioner ©   The road to becoming an Offline Captioner is somewhat like going back to school. You spend roughly four to six weeks perfecting your writing skills, add math into the mix at some point, then become a pro once you’ve researched and verified some … Read More

5 Things You Don’t Know About Television Until You Caption It


by Johnathan Moore 1.  You will forever rate how difficult a show would be to caption. Five excitable celebrity chefs talking in unison and switching places on screen? Bring it on. 2.  Your inner monologue will begin speaking in captions and sound effects. Offline captioner DJ Shoemaker says, “I will … Read More

Live Election Captioning Coverage


Presidential Election Season Adds Hundreds of Hours to Realtime Department Schedule Not only is it the VITAC realtime department’s busy Fall season, captioning many hours of NFL and college football and NHL hockey across various networks, but another type of season added hundreds of hours of live captioning coverage to our … Read More