NBC Olympics Selects VITAC Closed Captioning Services for its Production of 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang

by: David Titmus

VITAC Enables NBC Olympics to Provide Closed Captions During its Coverage of 2018 PyeongChang Games STAMFORD, CONN. – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected VITAC Corporation to provide closed captioning services for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, … Read More

An Olympic Effort

by: David Titmus

VITAC Working Around-the-Clock to Caption This Month’s Winter Games After traveling more than 1,200 miles by plane, train, sailboat, bicycle, cable car, and robot (yes, robot!) over the past 100 days, the Olympic torch will arrive in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, South Korea, this week to officially start the XXIII Olympic … Read More

Game On!

by: David Titmus

VITAC Provides Captions for the Largest Sporting Events of the New Year The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will take the field in Minneapolis, Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium this Sunday (February 4) for Super Bowl LII on NBC. The Super Bowl traditionally is among the most-viewed television broadcasts … Read More

Canada Eyeing Nationwide Accessibility Legislation

by: David Titmus

Canada is expected to forge ahead this year on long-sought legislation designed to increase accessibility nationwide. The Canadian federal government is expected to introduce a bill before the House of Commons this spring that would remove barriers in federally regulated sectors such as banking, transportation, telecommunications, and government-run services. Though … Read More

Long-awaited Section 508 ‘Refresh’ to Take Effect Next Week

by: David Titmus

An update to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that officially goes into effect next week (January 18) will revise and refresh the federal sector’s standards for accessible electronic and information technology in order to keep the act current with modern technologies. The update will, among other things, revise the … Read More

VITAC Web Captioning with WebEx

by: VITAC

A growing number of companies are discovering that having their webcast meetings captioned live and on-demand is an essential tool for engaging employees and maximizing meeting productivity. Captions are 100 percent necessary to make meetings accessible and to meet federal requirements. They also have been shown to increase retention and … Read More

International Day of Sign Languages Declared by United Nations

by: David Titmus

The end of the year often is a time to look back on paths traveled and celebrate successes achieved over the last 365 days as well as a time to look ahead to new challenges. To that end, the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has a lot to celebrate. … Read More

Closed Captions Enable Facebook Live to Reach New Audiences

by: David Titmus

A number of major social media platforms have rolled out live streaming video options in recent years as a way to drive revenue and strengthen their hold on social media users. Social networks like Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Periscope have been promoting new features and products around live streaming as … Read More

Celebrating the Season at HDS

by: David Titmus

The holidays never fail to bring the best out in people and, for the past 22 years, VITAC and its employees have been embracing this season’s joy, warmth, and charity as a proud participant in the Angel Gift exchange program and holiday party at the Center for Hearing and Deaf … Read More

Lack of Audio Descriptions has Hulu Answering to a Class Action Lawsuit

by: David Titmus

A class action lawsuit filed in Massachusetts district court argues that video streaming giant Hulu LLC excludes the blind and visually impaired. The complaint, filed late last month by the American Council of the Blind and Bay State Council of the Blind, accuses Hulu of violating the Americans with Disabilities … Read More