How Captions, Description Help Teachers Enhance the Classroom Experience For All

by: David Titmus

For many teachers across the country, their roles as educators will look a little different this school year as they work to support the needs of students in remote, hybrid, and in-person classrooms (or, in some instances, a little bit of each). Virtual classrooms is the buzzword of the ‘20-’21 … Read More

VITAC Offers Captioning, Multi-Language Solutions as YouTube Community Captions End

by: David Titmus

YouTube plans to end its community captions feature by the end of next month, and some content creators in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community aren’t happy about it. The feature, which enables viewers to manually add captions, subtitles, translations, and descriptions to YouTube videos, will be discontinued as of Sept. … Read More

A Milestone Piece of Legislation, the ADA Turns 30

by: David Titmus

This Sunday (July 26) marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the first comprehensive civil rights legislation addressing and granting basic accessibility needs for people with disabilities. The act dramatically changed – and improved – the social and political landscape of the United States, and greatly advanced … Read More

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat Captions

by: David Titmus

We often hear from people who want to caption their own videos. Though the best captions are created by professionals like those here at VITAC, we understand the struggle. Wildly popular platforms like Instagram and Snapchat allow users to create their own text to apply to prerecorded video. Facebook and … Read More

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