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, is considering a bill that would require televisions in all of the city’s public spaces to show closed captioning whenever those TVs are on.  This will include bars, restaurants, fitness centers, and hospital waiting rooms. Seattle businesses already are required by law to turn on closed captioning if … 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

VITAC Proud to Include Hands & Voices Among Our Strong Advocacy Partnerships

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to provide captions to Hands & Voices, a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. VITAC’s sales and client support teams worked closely with the organization to find the captioning solutions that best fit their needs and budget, … 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

Watch: VITAC’s “How Offline Captions Work” webinar

by: David Titmus

VITAC’s latest webinar – “How Offline Captions Work” – is now available online for anyone who missed it or who might want to watch it again. Unlike captions that are created in real time for live programs or events, offline captions are created in advance for prerecorded programs. VITAC’s offline … Read More