VITAC Bringing Captions, Inclusion to Seattle City Council Meetings

by: David Titmus

VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and services in the United States, is proud to provide live, realtime captions for cable television broadcasts of Seattle City Council meetings, ensuring that all viewers have equal access to Seattle government discussions and decisions. VITAC is providing captions to the Seattle Channel’s … Read More

VITAC Named an Approved Vendor for California Community Colleges’ Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant

by: David Titmus

According to the California Community Colleges, distance education – the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school – comprises the college system’s fastest growing segment of enrollment. These types of courses include online classes, hybrid classes (where some instructional hours are offered remotely), telecourses, … Read More

Discovery Shark Week 2018: Captions by VITAC

by: VITAC

Most sharks in the wild live between 20 and 30 years. Shark Week 2018, a summer tradition with real bite that begins airing on the Discovery Channel on Sunday (July 22), is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And it’s showing no signs of being long in the tooth. This … Read More

Our Goal: Making the FIFA World Cup Accessible for All

by: David Titmus

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup – the single biggest tournament for the single biggest sport on the planet – begins today (June 14) in Russia as 32 national teams play 64 games for one championship trophy. The 2018 World Cup might be missing some big nations – … Read More

Heads Up Daily: It’s (Mostly) Fun and Games Bringing Captions to eSports Show

by: Sarah McPartland

When the average person hears “HUD,” they think of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal agency responsible for addressing America’s housing needs and enforcing fair housing laws. Isn’t that what we all think of when we hear “HUD?” Well, maybe not all. In VITAC Offline, “HUD” stands for something entirely … Read More

NCAA Tournament Continues with Final Four, National Championship Games

by: David Titmus

And then there were four. The NCAA basketball tourney has been full of surprises thus far, with two No. 1 seeds (Kansas and Villanova), No. 3 seed Michigan, and No. 11 seed (and this year’s Cinderella fan-favorite) Loyola-Chicago making it all the way to the final weekend. VITAC has been … Read More

Vacationing in the Land of Soap Operas: Bringing Captions to Genoa City and the Forrester Fashion Scene

by: Sarah McPartland

Most of us as children were forced to endure the trials and tribulations of small towns like Genoa City, Wisconsin, or the drama of the Los Angeles fashion industry when visiting with our grandmothers. They would be fixated on the television screen each morning, drinking coffee and explaining that Katherine … Read More

VITAC Offline Captions Halloween Wars

by: VITAC

VITAC Gets into the Halloween Spirit Captioning  Sweet Carving and Baking Competition Special Candy, and pumpkins, and cake, oh my! No, we’re not talking about our office Halloween party… we’re talking about captioning one of our favorite spooky, seasonal TV programs, Halloween Wars on the Food Network! Since 2011, five … Read More

VITAC Prepares to Caption the 2016 Olympic Games

by: VITAC

Rio Summer Olympics Open This Friday–VITAC is Ready. Days before the opening ceremonies, hundreds of thousands of individuals work tirelessly to ensure that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is fully equipped and prepared for the start of the of the Summer Olympic Games.  They must make certain that the city is … Read More