VITAC Article Looks at Captions in Nontraditional Places

by: David Titmus

Since their introduction to television audiences in the early 1970s, closed captions have expanded well beyond the media and entertainment borders and are now found within corporations, classrooms, arena-filled concerts, and standing room-only sporting events. Captions allow everyone greater accessibility to content, whether it be via TV, movies, or social … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Training Videos Lack Captions, EEOC Claims, and Title III Filings

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Major Retailer Pays $100K over Lack of Captions A major multinational retail corporation will pay $100,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal … Read More

Petition Asks FCC for Objective Metrics on ASR, Captioning Quality

by: David Titmus

A petition filed this week with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asks the commission to begin developing objective, technology-neutral metrics for automatic speech recognition (ASR) software and caption quality. Filed on behalf of nearly a dozen deaf and hard-of-hearing consumer groups, the petition asks the FCC to look into developing … Read More

Celebrating 29 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

by: David Titmus

Tomorrow (Friday) marks the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Corporate Videos, Candidate Websites Lack Captions, Accessibility

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lack of Captions on Orientation Videos Brings Lawsuit The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a suit against a Michigan-based management and maintenance services company, claiming … Read More

Advancing Accessibility: VITAC’s Multi-Language Services Enhance Corporate Communications

by: David Titmus

Today’s business world no longer is defined by its brick and mortar walls, with companies expanding their global footprint in countries far and wide. And as this global workplace continues to grow, so, too, does the need for corporations to effectively communicate with all of its employees, clients, and customers … Read More

Advancing Accessibility: VITAC Integrations Offer Corporate Captioning Solutions

by: VITAC

No matter how you look at it, online video continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down. A recent Forrester Research study reported an “explosive” growth in video conferencing as a replacement for in-person meetings. 84% of all companies say they use at least one cloud-based conferencing application. Many … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Legislative Access and Government Captions

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Legislative Sessions Lack Captions The 11th Circuit Court is considering a claim involving Florida’s lack of closed captions on its legislative session’s online videos. The case, filed … Read More

VITAC Among Presenters at this Week’s HLAA 2019 Convention

by: David Titmus

The Hearing Loss Association of America’s 2019 convention begins today in Rochester, New York. Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing consumers with hearing loss. HLAA offers programs and events designed to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, … Read More

Advancing Accessibility: Security a Top Priority

by: David Titmus

More than ever, there is a critical need in today’s business world for enhanced security and protective measures to safeguard the confidential information of a company and its clients and employees. One only needs to skim the headlines to see stories of security breaches and widespread information theft. We at … Read More