VITAC Bringing Captions, Inclusion to Seattle City Council Meetings

by: David Titmus

VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and services in the United States, is proud to provide live, realtime captions for cable television broadcasts of Seattle City Council meetings, ensuring that all viewers have equal access to Seattle government discussions and decisions. VITAC is providing captions to the Seattle Channel’s … Read More

Watch: VITAC’s “How Offline Captions Work” webinar

by: David Titmus

VITAC’s latest webinar – “How Offline Captions Work” – is now available online for anyone who missed it or who might want to watch it again. Unlike captions that are created in real time for live programs or events, offline captions are created in advance for prerecorded programs. VITAC’s offline … Read More

Video: How Realtime Captions Work

by: David Titmus

Television is fast. In an effort to keep the viewer’s attention, programs quickly cut from scene to scene, commentator to commentator, and person to person, with dialogue flying a mile a minute. It’s a wonder that anyone is able to keep up and understand everything that’s being said. Now imagine … Read More

Three Things That Happen When You Don’t Use Captions

by: David Titmus

For some, closed captions are simply those words that pop up at the bottom of the television (or computer or tablet or cell phone) that describe the on-screen dialogue and action. But for more than 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, captions are so much more — … Read More

VITAC a Platinum Sponsor of Streaming Media West 2018

by: David Titmus

VITAC CMO John Capobianco Among the Conference’s Featured Speakers Captions continue to expand well beyond traditional television, reaching new audiences every day via screens, tablets, and smartphones. With an hour of video uploaded to YouTube every second, and 85 percent of Facebook video viewed without sound, companies have taken notice … Read More

VITAC Offline Captioning Webinar Set for Nov. 13

by: David Titmus

VITAC, a full-service leader in captioning and accessibility services for more than 30 years, is proud to be the exclusive provider of offline captioning for prerecorded programming on more than two dozen television networks. Unlike captions that are created in real time for live programs or events, offline captions are … Read More

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 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

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