VITAC Thrilled to be Among Sponsors of the 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference

by: David Titmus

VITAC will be in Atlanta, GA, next week for our sponsorship of the 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition. The sold-out conference, presented by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), will attract more than 800 human resources professionals and diversity experts, and will feature more than 35 … 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

Accessibility Roundup: Captioned Telephone Service and Website Access

by: David Titmus

More than a dozen advocacy organizations and consumer groups are supporting a call for clarification regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s plan to allow the use of fully automatic speech recognition (ASR) programs for its Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). The organizations — including Hearing Loss Association of America, … Read More

International Week of the Deaf, Day of Sign Languages Celebrate Deaf Awareness, Accessibility

by: David Titmus

Deaf awareness and accessibility steps into the spotlight during next week’s celebrations of International Week of the Deaf and International Day of Sign Languages. International Week of the Deaf (running Sept. 23 to 30) and International Day of Sign Languages (Sept. 23) will carry the shared theme of “With Sign … Read More

Save the Date: VITAC Captioning Webinar Set for Oct. 2

by: David Titmus

Captioning has become central to media consumption in the United States — whether across traditional broadcast, social media channels, or through streaming media — and it continues to proliferate across all platforms. (Case in point: more than 1 billion hours of YouTube videos are watched every day.) From the conference … Read More

FCC Seeking Comments on Proposed Changes to Captioned Telephone Service, ASR

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments on petitions filed over its proposed changes to the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). The petitions, filed by Sprint Corporation with the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, call for clarification of the commission’s IP CTS suggestion regarding the use … 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 Proud to be Among NATOA Annual Conference Participants, Speakers

by: David Titmus

VITAC is in Philadelphia this week participating in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) annual conference. The NATOA 2018 Annual Conference is a premier event for local government IT, government access programmers, and communications and cable decision-makers. This year’s annual conference is going on now (August 27-30) … Read More

VITAC Named an Approved Vendor for California Community Colleges’ Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant

by: David Titmus

According to the California Community Colleges, distance education – the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school – comprises the college system’s fastest growing segment of enrollment. These types of courses include online classes, hybrid classes (where some instructional hours are offered remotely), telecourses, … Read More