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

VITAC Proud to Sponsor, Participate in Colorado Communications’ CBCcon

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to sponsor this year’s CBCcon (the Colorado Broadband & Communications Conference), a local government-focused conference on broadband law and policy, cable and wireless policy and regulation, technology initiatives and advancements, and video production. The conference features workshop sessions as well as a number of discussions and panels related to … 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

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

Discovery Shark Week 2018: Captions by VITAC

by: VITAC

Most sharks in the wild live between 20 and 30 years. Shark Week 2018, a summer tradition with real bite that begins airing on the Discovery Channel on Sunday (July 22), is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And it’s showing no signs of being long in the tooth. This … Read More