Not All Conferencing Platforms are the Same When it Comes to Viewing Captions

by: David Titmus

As the need for remote meetings and conferences continues to swell so, too, does the need to make those meetings accessible to everyone on the call. VITAC can bring captions to multiple virtual meeting platforms. Our video conferencing solutions provide accessibility and inclusion for business meetings, community gatherings, or small … Read More

Wall Street Journal Article Notes Captions’ Growth, Popularity

by: David Titmus

An article in The Wall Street Journal (“[Inaudible Chatter] Closed Captioning Becomes Hit with TV Viewers”) takes a look at how captions have grown in popularity in both the deaf and hearing communities. The article states: “Subtitles have always been required reading for people watching foreign-language films. And for deaf … Read More

VITAC Webinars Keep Clients, Consumers in the Know

by: David Titmus

Have questions about captions and captioning? Unsure how to start the ball rolling on creating a more accessible – and ADA-compliant – meeting space for clients and colleagues? Curious if captions can integrate with your video platform? Don’t worry, VITAC has you covered. As the nation’s leader in closed captioning … Read More

Captions, Accessible Communication Critical in Emergency Situations

by: David Titmus

A recent training exercise by New Jersey Transit highlighted the need for accessible communications in emergency situations, especially when it comes to the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHOH) community. The state public transportation system conducted an emergency drill where first responders rehearsed an active shooter scenario on a train that involved … Read More

Updates to Ordering Site, ICS Transcripts Provide More Options, Greater Client Service

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to announce updates to two of our popular services and products – the VITAC caption ordering site and our Internet Captioning Streamer (ICS) player. The updates will provide even greater client service by offering new easy-to-use options when ordering captions and allowing for stronger communication between clients … Read More

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: 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