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

“Read Captions Across America,” World Hearing Day Celebrated this Weekend

by: David Titmus

There are a few important captioning and hearing awareness initiatives planned over the next few days in the U.S. and around the world. Check out below some of the events happening this weekend! ● “Read Captions Across America” (RCAA) is held each year in conjunction with the National Education Association’s … Read More

Video: How to Upload Caption Files to YouTube and Facebook

by: David Titmus

There are more than 3 billion people using social media, with YouTube and Facebook among the most popular platforms. And today’s social media landscape is becoming a “video first” world, where video, whether it be online tutorials, news clips, or cats playing the piano, is at the heart of everything. … 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

Website Accessibility and the WCAG 2.1 Update

by: David Titmus

After nearly 10 years, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released an update to its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, an internationally established set of standards for accessible content on the Internet. These guidelines are mainly for people with various disabilities, but also for different devices used for … Read More

VITAC Announces VITAC Control Tower™ at 2018 NAB Show

by: David Titmus

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show is going on now at the Las Vegas Convention Center in, where else, Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is the ultimate event for the media, entertainment, and technology industries, showcasing innovations and new solutions for professionals looking to create, manage, and deliver content … 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

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