VITAC Provides Live-Captions, Transcripts for SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference

by: David Titmus

VITAC was proud to be a sponsor of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition, held earlier this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The popular conference attracted more than 800 human resources professionals and diversity experts, and featured more than 35 discussion and information … Read More

VITAC Welcomes CCAC Court Reporting Students

by: David Titmus

Nearly two dozen first-year students in CCAC’s (Community College of Allegheny County) stenography and court reporting program visited VITAC this week to learn more about captions and see first-hand how realtime and offline captions are created. Mary Beth Johnson runs the CCAC program, and brings her students each year for … Read More

Captioning Spirits, Spooks, and Specters on ‘Haunted Live’ a Scary-Good Time

by: David Titmus

“Haunted Live,” which premiered last month on Travel Channel, is not your typical ghost hunting show. Sure, it’s got all the spooky creaks, unexplained shadows, and mysteriously closing doors that you’ve come to expect from supernatural sleuthing shows, but “Haunted Live” uniquely enlists the aid of viewers to help drive … Read More

VITAC 24/7 Support Ensures Clients, Customers Receive the Highest Quality Service, Captions

by: David Titmus

VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and services in the United States, has been providing accessibility services and solutions for more than 30 years. Our captioners keep a full schedule of program assignments, providing captions for more than 550,000 hours of programming each year for a wide variety of … Read More

The US Open, NCAA Football, the NFL, and a Busy End to August

by: David Titmus

The end of August means many things — students returning to classes, the last weeks of summer, and the busiest days of the year for VITAC captioners. As a 24/7, 365-day-a-year operation, busy days are nothing new to VITAC captioners, production coordinators, schedulers, and supervisors. This time of year, however, … Read More

VITAC’s John Capobianco Discusses Caption Quality, Industry on National Podcast

by: David Titmus

VITAC Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco recently was featured on a national podcast regarding captions and accessibility. The “Bars and Tone” podcast, a production through the Association for Higher Education Communications Technology Advancement (AHECTA), devoted its July podcast to the captioning sector, including discussion on live, pre-recorded, municipal, and web … Read More

Refreshed VITAC Website Includes New Features, Revamped ‘Customer Corner,’ and Answers to your Questions

by: David Titmus

If you’ve tried picking up a few items at the local home improvement store these past few weekends (or, better yet, tried to find an empty parking space in their crowded lots), you know that spring cleaning season is upon us. Well, we noticed it, too, and decided to do … Read More

10 Simple Ways to Make a Captioner’s Job Easier (and Everyone Else Happier)

by: Monica Brooks

As captioners, we listen to people talking all day, and it’s our job to figure out how to translate that into written text. Everyone has shows they like and dislike, but some programs are simply easier to caption than others. The qualities that make for low-stress captioning tend to be … 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

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