Will the FCC’s Allowance of ASR for Captioned Telephone Service be a Help or Hindrance?

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this month took initial steps to reform the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) in an effort to modernize the system and resolve compensation and funding issues. A popular critical communications service for people who are deaf or hard of hearing who communicate … Read More

Our Goal: Making the FIFA World Cup Accessible for All

by: David Titmus

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup – the single biggest tournament for the single biggest sport on the planet – begins today (June 14) in Russia as 32 national teams play 64 games for one championship trophy. The 2018 World Cup might be missing some big nations – … Read More

VITAC Proud to Sponsor National Association of the Deaf’s 54th Biennial Conference

by: David Titmus

VITAC, the largest captioning provider in the United States, is thrilled to be a sponsor of next month’s National Association of the Deaf’s (NAD) 54th Biennial Conference. The conference, which will be held July 3-7 at the Hartford Marriott Hotel and the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT, features professional … Read More

FCC Updates Top Five Non-Broadcast Networks Subject to Video Description

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this month announced changes to its list of the top five national non-broadcast networks subject to video description requirements. Beginning July 1, the new top five national non-broadcast networks, based on Nielsen ratings, will be USA, HGTV, TBS, Discovery, and History. The commission’s updates … 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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: VITAC Captions Add Accessibility to MLB Mobile App

by: David Titmus

A Major League Baseball (MLB) mobile app is creating a more inclusive experience for fans following their favorite teams. MLB’s “Ballpark” app incorporates captions – provided by VITAC – directly into team applications, available at the touch of a button, meaning that fans who wish to read captions on their … 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

VITAC Addresses Need for Accessible Solutions for All in Law360

by: VITAC

An article appearing in Law360 by VITAC Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco addresses the need for businesses to provide accessible solutions for all customers, clients, and employees – whether it be via captioned content, wheelchair access, or accessible website design. Providing that accessibility, Mr. Capobianco writes, not only satisfies ADA … Read More

Captions and Commencements: Making Graduation Ceremonies Accessible to All

by: David Titmus

The month of May not only brings Spring flowers and the (unofficial) start to wedding season, but it’s also graduation time as high schools, colleges, and universities prepare to move students along to the next chapters of their lives. The ceremonies taking place in the coming weeks at schools across … Read More

NAB Wrap-Up: Introducing VITAC Control Tower™, Captioning Major League Baseball Games, and Catching up with Old and New Friends

by: David Titmus

Though the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show wrapped up earlier this month, VITAC again would like to thank everyone who took the time at this year’s show to meet with us, learn more about our products and services, or just stop by to say “hello.” We were thrilled … Read More