VITAC’s John Capobianco Discusses Caption Quality, Industry on National Podcast

by: David Titmus

VITAC Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco recently was featured on a national podcast regarding captions and accessibility. The “Bars and Tone” podcast, a production through the Association for Higher Education Communications Technology Advancement (AHECTA), devoted its July podcast to the captioning sector, including discussion on live, pre-recorded, municipal, and web … Read More

Now Showing: Rule in Place Requiring Movie Theaters to be More Accessible

by: David Titmus

A rule designed to make movie theaters more accessible to those with hearing or vision difficulties is now in effect at theaters across the country. Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Movie Captioning and Audio Description Rule requires movie theaters that show digital movies make … Read More

Canada Moves Forward on Nationwide Accessibility Legislation

by: David Titmus

Canadian legislators late last month brought forth a piece of nationwide legislation intended to improve accessibility for all people with disabilities. The Accessible Canada Act is designed to “identify, remove, and prevent” accessibility barriers in federally regulated sectors, such as those in banking, transportation, telecommunications, and government-run services. The act … Read More

Viewers, ‘Queer Eye’ Star Bring Caption Quality Concerns to Netflix

by: David Titmus

The topic of caption quality made headlines last week after television viewers took to social media to voice their complaints over the inaccurate captions they see on Netflix shows, including makeover show “Queer Eye.” Fans of the show took to Twitter to complain about captions that often misrepresented, censored, or … Read More

International Day of Sign Languages Declared by United Nations

by: David Titmus

The end of the year often is a time to look back on paths traveled and celebrate successes achieved over the last 365 days as well as a time to look ahead to new challenges. To that end, the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has a lot to celebrate. … Read More

Pittsburgh’s Inclusive Innovation Week Highlighting Accessible Art & Technology

by: VITAC

“If it’s not for all, it’s not for us.” – Mayor Bill Peduto It’s Inclusive Innovation Week in Pittsburgh, which kicked off on March 31st and runs through April 7th, and there are a ton of events around the city in which to participate. From free museum hours and a … Read More

YouTube Listens for Input at Accessibility Summit

by: VITAC

by Johnathan Moore  AMI is at the inaugural #YouTube #Accessibility Summit @YouTubeSpaceLA! We’re speaking with @MollyBOfficial @RikkiPoynter & more! #inclusion pic.twitter.com/oRLs6lNFMt — Accessible Media Inc (@AccessibleMedia) November 4, 2016 On Friday, YouTube Space LA held its inaugural YouTube Accessibility Summit, where many gathered to hear its disability community speak on … Read More