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

Our Goal: Making the FIFA World Cup Accessible for All

by: David Titmus

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup – the single biggest tournament for the single biggest sport on the planet – begins today (June 14) in Russia as 32 national teams play 64 games for one championship trophy. The 2018 World Cup might be missing some big nations – … Read More

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: VITAC Captions Add Accessibility to MLB Mobile App

by: David Titmus

A Major League Baseball (MLB) mobile app is creating a more inclusive experience for fans following their favorite teams. MLB’s “Ballpark” app incorporates captions – provided by VITAC – directly into team applications, available at the touch of a button, meaning that fans who wish to read captions on their … Read More

Captions and Commencements: Making Graduation Ceremonies Accessible to All

by: David Titmus

The month of May not only brings Spring flowers and the (unofficial) start to wedding season, but it’s also graduation time as high schools, colleges, and universities prepare to move students along to the next chapters of their lives. The ceremonies taking place in the coming weeks at schools across … Read More

NHL Playoffs: VITAC Captions Quest for the Stanley Cup

by: David Titmus

The National Hockey League drops the puck on its second season tonight with a trio of divisional rivalry games, and VITAC once again is lacing up the skates to provide captions in the quest for the Stanley Cup. Opening round playoff action begins on NBC stations with the Philadelphia Flyers … Read More

VITAC Integrations – Where Technology Meets Captioning

by: David Titmus

No matter how you look at it, online video continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down. Video is projected to account for more than 80 percent of all web traffic by 2019, and live Internet video is expected to make up 13 percent of web traffic by 2021. YouTube … Read More

March Madness: VITAC Captioning NCAA Hoops Tournament a Real Slam Dunk

by: David Titmus

More than a few people this week likely will be coming down with a serious case of March Madness as the NCAA college basketball tournament kicks off. This 68-team hardwood bonanza has been known to crown a Cinderella or two, produce at least one shining moment a year, and turn … Read More

VITAC Captioning PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

by: David Titmus

VITAC is proud to provide captioning for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, running now through next Sunday (March 18) on NBC and its affiliated networks. NBC Olympics will feature more than 250 hours of comprehensive coverage, including 94 hours of television coverage — nearly doubling the television coverage for … Read More

VITAC Proves its “Medal” in Captioning This Year’s Winter Olympic Games

by: David Titmus

PyeongChang’s closing ceremony, much like the opening ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, was quite the spectacle, featuring elaborately choreographed routines that brought together music, dance, art, and culture. And while Sunday’s closing ceremony capped off exciting competition, emotional highs and lows, and Olympic-sized hopes and dreams, it also … Read More