ADA Roundup: Harvard, MIT Captioning Suits, Employee Accessibility Claims

by: David Titmus

Welcome to newest edition of our new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harvard University, MIT Closed Captioning Suit Lawsuits against Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alleging that the schools failed to caption its … 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

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

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

VITAC Proud to Include Hands & Voices Among Our Strong Advocacy Partnerships

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to provide captions to Hands & Voices, a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. VITAC’s sales and client support teams worked closely with the organization to find the captioning solutions that best fit their needs and budget, … Read More

VITAC in 2018: The Year in Review

by: David Titmus

The end of the year often is a time for reflection — a chance to pause and take stock of the year that was, and an opportunity to look ahead. It’s a time to celebrate the successes of the past 365 days and consider future challenges. As always, 2018 was … Read More

VITAC has the Answers to Your Questions

by: David Titmus

The world of captioning and accessible content can be a little daunting for those unfamiliar with how captions work. VITAC, however, has answers for you, and all just a mouse-click away. As a leader in the captioning and accessibility sector for more than three decades, we are happy to share … Read More

Accessibility Roundup: Captioned Telephone Service and Website Access

by: David Titmus

More than a dozen advocacy organizations and consumer groups are supporting a call for clarification regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s plan to allow the use of fully automatic speech recognition (ASR) programs for its Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). The organizations — including Hearing Loss Association of America, … Read More

FCC Seeking Comments on Proposed Changes to Captioned Telephone Service, ASR

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments on petitions filed over its proposed changes to the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). The petitions, filed by Sprint Corporation with the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, call for clarification of the commission’s IP CTS suggestion regarding the use … Read More

Viewers, ‘Queer Eye’ Star Bring Caption Quality Concerns to Netflix

by: David Titmus

The topic of caption quality made headlines last week after television viewers took to social media to voice their complaints over the inaccurate captions they see on Netflix shows, including makeover show “Queer Eye.” Fans of the show took to Twitter to complain about captions that often misrepresented, censored, or … Read More