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

VITAC Proud Sponsor of HLAA Walk4Hearing in Colorado

by: Brittany Wanger

VITAC was proud to support the Hearing Loss of America Association’s (HLAA) Walk4Hearing as a local gold-level sponsor. The 5K (3.1 mile) walk was held on Sunday, June 9, at the beautiful Clement Park in Littleton, CO. It was a cold, dreary day, but the high energy and warm smiles … Read More

Electronic Newsroom Meeting Underscores Need for Quality Captions on all Broadcasts

by: David Titmus

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently took a closer look at the use of enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) procedures in providing live captions for local news programs. The meeting underscored the need for quality captions on television, and we’ve outlined the highlights below. What is ENT? Electronic Newsroom Technique … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Safeway, Lyft, Greyhound, and Pokémon Face Accessibility Claims

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. Safeway to pay $75,000 to resolve disability discrimination lawsuit The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that supermarket chain Safeway will pay $75,000 and will make … Read More

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Celebrated May 16

by: David Titmus

In today’s world of rapidly advancing technology, it has become more important than ever that companies and organizations do their best to make new technologies accessible to everyone. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15 percent of the world’s population − an estimated 1 billion people − live with … Read More

Introducing VITAC’s “VITALK” Video Series

by: David Titmus

As the largest provider of closed captioning in the United States, we often get questions about the services we provide, how captions work, and the ease in which captions can be added to all content, just to name a few. To better help caption consumers and clients understand our wide … Read More

VITAC Named Recipient of the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services’ Richard J. Follett Memorial Award

by: David Titmus

Award Recognizes VITAC’s Commitment and Service to HDS, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community VITAC, the largest captioning company in the United States, is proud to be the recipient of the Richard J. Follett Memorial Award from the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS). VITAC was a unanimous selection for … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Harvard, MIT Captioning Suits, Employee Accessibility Claims

by: David Titmus

Welcome to newest edition of our new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harvard University, MIT Closed Captioning Suit Lawsuits against Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alleging that the schools failed to caption its … Read More

VITAC Unveils VPC Control Tower™ at this Year’s NAB Show

by: David Titmus

Las Vegas is home to a number of popular, groundbreaking performances, such as Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, and Penn & Teller. So what better place for VITAC to roll out a showstopper of our own? VITAC was proud to unveil the newest breakthrough technology in the VITAC Power … Read More

Cities Signing Up for Mandatory Captions on All Public Televisions

by: David Titmus

Seattle, Washington, passed a bill that requires televisions in all of the city’s public spaces to show closed captioning whenever those TVs are on.  This includes bars, restaurants, fitness centers, and hospital waiting rooms. Seattle businesses already are required by law to turn on closed captioning if someone requests they … Read More