ADA Roundup: 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

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

ADA Roundup: Bomb Cyclones, Website Accessibility, and Increased Lawsuits

by: David Titmus

Today we launch a new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. This month we look at recent news on emergency interpreters, website accessibility challenges, and ADA lawsuits. Bomb Cyclone Accessibility Concerns A Colorado organization voiced concerns over the lack … Read More

Webinar: Why Should You Caption?

by: David Titmus

Captions provide a link not only to entertainment, but also to education, news, and emergency information for nearly 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHOH) community. They enable a broad range of organizations, from tech firms to financial service advisers to educational institutions, to help employees, customers, and … Read More

VITAC Celebrates 33 Years of Top-Quality Captions, Accessibility Solutions

by: David Titmus

VITAC is celebrating our 33rd birthday this month, and please forgive our lack of modesty, but we look pretty good for 33, if we don’t say so ourselves. VITAC was founded on the vision that technology could deliver a new level of accessibility to those in the deaf and hard-of-hearing … Read More

VITAC’s Government Captioning Services Have the Answers to Website Accessibility Questions

by: David Titmus

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, many modern technologies, such as online websites that are commonplace today, were still years away from making their mark. And as technology has increased over the past three decades, so, too, have the questions over how ADA laws apply … Read More

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

by: David Titmus

It has been an eventful year at VITAC. In addition to captioning more than 550,000 live-program hours, and creating verbatim, precisely timed captions for more than 75,000 pre-recorded programs, we also published nearly 70 news blogs, ranging from VITAC and industry news to legislative updates to new technologies to personal … Read More

VITAC in 2018: The Year in Review

by: David Titmus

The end of the year often is a time for reflection — a chance to pause and take stock of the year that was, and an opportunity to look ahead. It’s a time to celebrate the successes of the past 365 days and consider future challenges. As always, 2018 was … 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

Accessibility, Accessible Solutions Crucial as ADA Lawsuits Continue to Rise

by: David Titmus

Website accessibility and other ADA Title III lawsuits are continuing to increase, according to a recent study by law firm Seyfarth Shaw. The firm reports that if ADA Title III federal lawsuit numbers continue to be filed at the current pace, 2018’s total will exceed 2017 by 30 percent, fueled … Read More