Save the Date: VITAC Captioning Webinar Set for Oct. 2

by: David Titmus

Captioning has become central to media consumption in the United States — whether across traditional broadcast, social media channels, or through streaming media — and it continues to proliferate across all platforms. (Case in point: more than 1 billion hours of YouTube videos are watched every day.) From the conference room to the classroom to the living room, captioning content not only satisfies ADA regulations but, perhaps more importantly, makes information attainable and retainable for the 50 million people in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community and the broader viewing markets (especially millennials) that choose captions over sound.

Simply put, captions have become part of our everyday lives.

Join host Heather York, VITAC vice president of marketing and government affairs, and presenter John Capobianco, VITAC chief marketing officer, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 12 noon ET for a webinar examining the importance and myriad benefits of captioned content.

The webinar will discuss how captions (both live and prerecorded) are created; the role that captions play in everyday life; captioning requirements; and the differences between human-generated captions and those created by automated speech recognition programs, among other topics.

VITAC, a full-service captioning company and industry leader in captioning and accessible media solutions for more than three decades, works closely with some of the biggest organizations in media and entertainment, sports, event planning, technology, financial services, education, and government to ensure that employees, customers, and partners have the best, most-inclusive experience possible. Our customers include most major broadcasting companies, most cable networks, program producers, corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Click here to register for the webinar.