ADA Roundup: Safeway, Lyft, Greyhound, and Pokémon Face Accessibility Claims

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Safeway to pay $75,000 to resolve disability discrimination lawsuit The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that supermarket chain Safeway will pay $75,000 and will make … Read More

Advancing Accessibility: ‘Creating Corporate Captions’ Webinar Set for June 5

by: David Titmus

A growing number of companies have discovered that captioning their live and on-demand webcast meetings and webinars not only helps satisfy accessibility requirements, but is also essential for engaging employees and maximizing meeting productivity. Whether it be conference calls or video conferences, online meetings, training sessions, or group discussions, VITAC … Read More

Advancing Accessibility: Corporations and the Benefits of Captioned Content

by: David Titmus

A new VITAC white paper highlights some of the ways that our corporate accessibility solutions help businesses better communicate their messages, including those from a trio of Fortune 100 companies. VITAC offers a wide variety of accessibility services for domestic and international companies, including live and prerecorded captioning and transcription, … Read More

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

Doing Captions Right: Captioning Standards and Best Practices for Television

by: David Titmus

As the largest captioning company in the United States, we often get questions from clients and consumers regarding the basic rules, requirements, and regulations that govern captions. VITAC has worked with caption clients, viewers, and advocates for more than 30 years, and though not all video must be captioned by … 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

WATCH: VITAC’s “Why Caption” Webinar Available On-Demand

by: David Titmus

VITAC’s latest webinar – “Why Caption” – is online for anyone who missed it or who may want to watch it again. Hosted by Brittany Winland, VITAC Director of Marketing Communications, and presented by Heather York, VITAC’s Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs, the 30-minute webinar examines the myriad … 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